“Forest Boots” For Women
Medieval Fantasy Boots
We have all had that experience of trying on a medieval shoe and being vastly disappointed by the level of comfort they offer. Flat leather soles lead to absolutely no traction control, as well as a lack of support, which becomes a problem when you’re spending a long time on your feet. Our “Forest Boots”, which have become a bestseller of ours, are our creative solution to this problem! They combine a medieval aesthetic with modern shoemaking design to produce a product that is high-quality, comfortable, but still good looking. We specifically had LARPers, SCAdians, Renaissance Faires, fencers and other martial arts in mind when we created these boots.
When he joined our team, our master shoemaker was excited to put his expertise in modern shoemaking to use on our medieval styles. But using a modern shoe last, he figured out the best way to create a comfortable shape for you to fit your foot into. We also include a modern sole which is still flat, but offers a little bit of extra support on the inside of the shoe, which compared to a strictly historical shoe is amazing! Other modern adjustments include a non-slip rubber sole (great on the battlefield), strong and neat machine stitching throughout and robust lacing loops.
Natural pigskin leather is the main material we have used to construct the boots. It is perfect for this kind of design because it is super strong but also fits live a glove. The design of the boot is nice and simple and aims to not stand out in an extravagant way, but instead compliment the rest of your costume and be a part of it. The shape of the boot is rounded at the front with a slim, flattering profile, which gives them a refined, practical look. They are just about knee-high, going up to your upper calf, with lacing running from the base of your ankle at the top of your foot all the way to the top. Because they open with lacing, you can fit your foot into them but still have a fitted look on your legs. The tongue of the boot is attached on one side and left free to be a split on the other, making it easy to position (a tongue that is completely unconnected to the sides would be difficult to position in the right place and has a tendency to be uncomfortable). The loops for the lacing are made of a strong fabric, which has been attached to the leather with two layers of stitching for extra durability. Strong, extra-long lacing allows you to get the right fit around your leg - it is up to you if you want to cut the lacing shorter once you own the boots, or if you want to use it like a “garter” to wrap around the base of your knee and keep the boots up.
These boots are quite generic in a design sense, which means there is an absolutely massive range of costumes and characters that they can be applied to. We’ve found these boots being worn by our customers all over the world, and are always surprised and delighted to see the kind of characters and personas that wear them. Even though these are a traditionally masculine style, we have seen all varieties of characters wearing them: princesses, hunters, rangers, warriors, knights, witches, apothecaries, rogues, elves…. honestly, we couldn’t even list all of them! We can’t wait to see the kind of character you make as well.
Even though these boots are comfortable like modern shoes, please remember that they are still medieval and require a little bit of extra care compared to modern materials. Every time you wear these boots, we recommend brushing any dirt or mud out of the seams. It is also a good habit to let them dry completely (24-48 hours) between each wear to ensure there is no extra stretching of the moist leather. "Shoe trees" (or even newspaper) are another great way to preserve your footwear and help it keeps its shape, and boot shapers or finding a way to store them standing up wouldn't go amiss either. Take care of these boots and they will take care of you!
Important note about measurements:
Please take your measurements attentively - your carefulness will help us make your shoes perfect. You should also remember that natural leather is soft material and it will stretch so when you are getting your shoes it is normal that they fit very slim. It will adjust to the shape of your foot after one or two days of usage.
For people with a broad ankle or non-standard leg proportions, we recommend ordering looser shoes, because this model is slim fitting.
To check how to measure yourself please click here (see video at the bottom of the page). Please note that the instep measurement "e" is really important for this model.
Check this video if you want to know how long it takes to lace up these boots.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note: Brown, Natural and Cream leather shades may vary, as unfortunately we can't control color of leather which comes from our suppliers. Sometimes it may be darker or lighter, so if tone of the leather is important factor for you, please contact us before purchase to ascertain which color exactly we have in stock at the moment. Thank you for understanding.
- 100% natural leather;
- Rubber outsole.
- Modern shoe last;
- Medieval fantasy design;
- Adjustable lacing.
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