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Roman Shoe Reconstructions
#16
Latchet shoe post updated with two more shoe from Britain and Eygpt, more soon Confusedmile:
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#17
Carbatina from London late 1st-early 2nd century date, did this one in the late 90s recently reworked.

material supple cowhide 2.7mm thick includes 4mm insole.
Source: Excavations at Billingsgate Buildings 1974 LAMAS special paper no4.

[attachment=5647]carbatinabillingsgatelondonsmall.jpg[/attachment]

[attachment=5648]carbatinabillingsgatelondonsmallfront.jpg[/attachment]
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#18
Wow Ivor this is very nice :!:
TiTvS Philippvs/Filip
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#19
Hello Ivor
Your boots are of excellent quality, but how about some early 1sst cent to mid/late 1st Caligae, you cover vurtualy every other boot so why not the most popular?
Kevin
Kevin
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#20
I am looking for good Mainz-caligae - can i order one by you? (wrote you PN but didn't get any answer).

Joze
I like LH
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#21
Quote:Hello Ivor
Your boots are of excellent quality, but how about some early 1sst cent to mid/late 1st Caligae, you cover vurtualy every other boot so why not the most popular?
Kevin

Maybe you overlooked this topic Kevin:
http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/20-roma...ligae.html
TiTvS Philippvs/Filip
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#22
Thanks again all for your kind words.

Joze, PM sent.

Kevin,Im prepared to make Caligae(mainz castleford etc) but they need to be fitted to the foot this means either I do it at home with the client or the client fits them themselves with the consequent risk of something going wrong, this may change in the future though.

There are of course many other very interesting Roman shoes which deserve some attention Smile
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#23
That's truth, the shoe needs to be made exactly close, individualy on the owner because they can change their form with the use of them.
@Ivor: thnx, you got the answer


Joze
I like LH
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http://www.kelten.biz/ (my HP on German)
http://www.kelti-living-history.com/ (my HP on Slovenian)
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#24
An unusual? Carbatina one piece construction no additions, made from a photo of a well made original in the Yorkshire Museum, Roman, nothing else known about this one at present. materials: 3.6mm veg tanned cowhide intended for boot laces.


[attachment=5674]Carbatinayorksmall.jpg[/attachment]


[attachment=5675]Carbatinayorksmall1.jpg[/attachment]


[attachment=5676]Carbatinayorkfrontsmall.jpg[/attachment]
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#25
Quite an interesting shoe! What is the heel area looking like, same as a other carbatinae? Do you know if this is published somewhere perhaps?
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#26
Hi Martin it has normal Carbatina type heel and a certain amount of shaping on the toe. I only found it possible to make it directly in leather, as the leather needs to stretch round the foot so you do need a last for this one, once made it keeps its shape very well. Im not aware of any publication.

Heres the original.. check out the other pics too..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leatherwork...292620580/
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#27
Hi Ivor,

yes, I agree on the construction method you describe.
Thanks for that as well as for the link to the pics! Some among them I didn't know so far and others from a different angle - very useful :-)
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#28
Based on finds from Vindolanda, largest is about 16cm long. made from Goat, calf and cow hide.

Ref: The Early Wooden Forts Vol 3 and various photos.
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#29
Blimey - they're all very impressive.
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#30
2nd century, correct?
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