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Roman replika shoes, sandals, calcei & caligae. Examples here are copied mainly from the Saalburg excavations
Roman Shoes & Sandals
Mediaeval shoes
Medieval
Reproduction shoes, mules & boots from the late Medieval and Henrician era to the Tudor age
Tudor
17th Century hardwearing boots, shoes, startups and bucket tops for everyone. Ladies fashionable timber heels
English Civil War & 17th Century
Marlborough bucket boots, Jacobite and Redcoat 1745 Dragoon boots & Infantry shoes. 
Silk shoes and mules for 18th Century ladies. Fine buckled shoes for gentlemen.  American War of Independence footwear - highlows, top boots and bucket shoes
18th Century
Early 19th Century boots and shoes for the discerning Napoleonic reenactor, from Ancienne Regime to Empire
Empire & Napoleonic, Early 19th C.
Miniature Shoes made to order
Miniatures
Miscellaneous and Specials
Miscellaneous and Specials
 

Price Lists: Sterling Price List  Sterling / Preis Liste (Euro)  Euro / US Dollar Price List  US Dollar

Order Forms (in Acrobat PDF format): English Order Form  English / Bestellung  German / Bestelformulier  Dutch
Measuring Information is on the Order Form


About making historical and replica boots and shoes

Sarah Juniper making historical shoes My name is Sarah Juniper, I've been making shoes for over thirty years and was the first to make re-enactment shoes in this country.

My areas of specialization are 1st - 4th Century Roman, very late Tudor (1580) through 17th C. including the English Civil War, 18th C. up to the early 19th C. - Empire and Napoleonic. These are periods of history where shoes were constructed with ‘heavier’ soles and the uppers took on a more shaped and tailored aspect.

The photos show examples of my work and are not set in stone. Please feel free to send drawings etc of footwear required. I can work from paintings or prints too.

I cater from the heaviest work shoe to the elaborate silk slipper and some of my work is still in use after twenty years. All my shoes are totally handsewn, not machine made with just the uppers closed by hand.

Please be aware (ladies in particular) that the fashions of a particular epoch may not always be the most appropriate wear for the human foot; for example the last style of the 18th Century lady is pointed in shape. Please recall the old saying “one must suffer for one’s art”. These may be made-to-measure shoes but straight lasted shoes may not suit you; may take a while to get used to or break in; or if you are a celtic foot shape, i.e. square, may be quite uncomfortable. I can’t change your foot shape but if comfort rather than style is your preference then I can (if you inform me) use a less fashionable shaped last, say from a different epoch, to ease the problem.

I am now, cautiously, beginning to use my own computer and may be reached by email. However, I have not advanced to having a printer so please send orders by post. Also please read the information on the Order Form and Price List - links at the bottom of this page - as that should answer most, if not all, of your questions. Measuring information is on the Order Form.

Orders must be sent to me by post, on my standard order form. Using the order form ensures that I have all the necessary information to complete your order and avoids confusion. When I receive it I will inform you of the delivery date. My memory is not so good as to cope with “as discussed” so please write down just what you want on the form. I will bill you only when the shoes are complete.


Yellow wool ladies plain laced pair of 18th century shoes, lined and bound with green timber heels

I work from home so I am almost always available (from 9.00 - 21.00 G.M.T please). Tel. 0044-1453-545675

Price Lists: Sterling Price List  Sterling / Preis Liste (Euro)  Euro / US Dollar Price List  US Dollar

Order Forms (in Acrobat PDF format): English Order Form  English / Bestellung  German / Bestelformulier  Dutch
Measuring Information is on the Order Form