“Gudrun the Wolfdottir” Viking Shoes
Leather Women’s Shoes with Straps
When designing a costume, it is easy to overlook shoes. Footwear not only affects how we look but also how we stand and how we project ourselves. Many people tend to forget this! This is why we have endeavored to create shoes that fit into the medieval look easily but also fulfill your needs in the way of comfort.
Made from sturdy yet supple leather, these boots have a lovely texture to them that will weather well with age if they are taken care of. The leather takes to embossing incredibly well, forming deep patterns that will stay pressed in. We have embossed a knotwork wolf into these shoes, which starts at the top of the boot and curves down towards your foot, which has a beautiful, natural flow to it.
One of the defining factors of this footwear is the leather straps. They help to tighten the shoe and keep it closed, but also look fantastic. The strap is embossed with Viking knotwork, and closes with a beautiful cast brass buckle, which almost appears to be an ornament. These shoes are also lined with leather, and every aspect of them is well finished and professionally crafted.
When it comes to how these shoes are made, they are not constructed quite in the same way as a modern shoe (and thus will require a little bit of extra care), but we have made the shoe with a modern women’s shoe last, meaning it should fit comfortably. We have used many layers to make this is the ultimate shoe: a leather insole, leather fiberboard, a porous breathable orthopedic base, and ribbed rubber outsole. If you aren’t happy with how modern they look, unfortunately, we cannot add a medieval sole to these shoes. There are many other more historically accurate models of shoes available, however, in our store.
Important note about measurements:
Please be accurate taking measurements – that influences very much at our ability to make the item that will suit you perfectly. Also, you should remember that natural leather is soft material and it will stretch so when you are getting your shoes it is normal that it fits very slim. It will get your feet shape after one or two days of usage.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
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% genuine leather;
- Cast brass buckle.
- Modern shoe last;
- Medieval appearance;
- Decorative embossing;
- Quality materials.
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Paula 28 of February 2022:
Great shoes, the outsole has enough grip for walking on snow without slipping. The leather is sturdy but also quite stiff, so I hope it will soften up a bit in use. I'm a little bit worried about the tips of the shoes: since the outsole is quite thin, the leather in front of the toes rubs against the ground with every step. Hopefully the leather is strong enough to withstand the wear, since I want to use these for years to come.
Ashley 11 of August 2021:
I absolutely love these boots! Beautiful work--the details in the embossing and buckle are gorgeous. My only issue is where the boot hits the back of the leg. The seam curve of the leather right there bulges some, which rubs the back of the leg. Nothing a thick pair of socks can't fix though!
Jennifer 09 of July 2020:
I absolutely love these shoes. The leather is stiff and high quality, and the embossed wolf is gorgeous! For those thinking of getting these shoes, they are well made and comfortable. I expect them to last me a long time! The size runs a little small. I am a US 9.5 (EU 42) and I ordered a size 10. I'm going to give it time for the leather to stretch, but it is a little tight. I could have sized up and it would have been even better. The back of the shoe is a little high; it digs into my leg just slightly, but only in certain positions. I wanted to get a shoe I could wear in summer and not be too hot in. The inside is smooth leather, not suede, and it feels just right. I don't expect any heat issues with these shoes!
Floor 30 of January 2020:
These shoes are super pretty, real craftsmanship ! And I love it so much that they are made to size. They fit like a glove.
Paige 25 of September 2019:
Easily the prettiest shoes I’ve worn, altho a little uncomfy
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