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#18
inside outside
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#19
back view....
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#20
left side..
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#21
another left side view
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#22
They look great, Stefanos! Is there pictorial or written evidence for heeled boots?
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#23
The Philopapou Monument with the depictions of the Wind Gods in Athens.
Now they do not look very clear but the engarvings of the 19th to early 20th century gentlemen travellers show hard soles and heels.
Also tall boots with flaps are classed as "Thrakian" while shorter laced boots with "mocasine" decoration are refered to as "Beotian".
Some friends of mine refer to the boots of the heralds in Attic potery as "Attic" boots.
Kind regards

P.S. A VERY BIG THANKS to DAN_Z who "infected" me with the desire to have a pair :!:
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#24
Quote:The Philopapou Monument with the depictions of the Wind Gods in Athens.
Now they do not look very clear but the engarvings of the 19th to early 20th century gentlemen travellers show hard soles and heels.

Excellent!
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#25
What period are these boots from?
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#26
Horsemen's boots are mentioned in the Hippias Thessalian mercenaries 570 B.C and they existed up to late hellenitic period. That is why I chose them.
The give a lot of options.
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#27
They seem to have the correct shape. I thought they would have some fur on the flaps, maybe not...

What would the Theban boot look like?

Johnny
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#28
Fur would not be unlikely for a "heavy-cold" version.
I think I will commision a pair for my wife to wear next time we go to Moscow.
Johhny "attic" boots reconstructed in Osprey Spartan Army "Platea" plate.
The original pottery with the herald wearing them exist in Osprey's Greek Hoplite. I will try to get a picture of Boreas engraving with the beotian boots.
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#29
What's the purpose of the 'flaps' on the upper part of the boot?
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#30
Quote:What's the purpose of the 'flaps' on the upper part of the boot?
Protection for the horseman's calf and knee and for the horses side.
Especially when ridng bareback.
The "heavy cold versionaccording to my friend George Iliopoulos for protection of the exposed knee from the harse Thracian or other cold.
Most people though think decoration. All is plausible in my opinion.
Johhny, Boreas with Beotian boots
http://www.pantheon.org/areas/gallery/m ... oreas.html
The earlier Berthiere engraving 1868 showed mokasinlike decoration.
The original is on the Orologion of Andronikos Philopapou hill athens
More images to follow

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P.S. I June I hope I will try to test wearing graves over them.
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