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18th Century/Early 19th Century Common Shoe

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18th/early 19th century common shoe

Our 18th century/early 19th century shoe is a reproduction of the common man's shoe of the period, with the buckle tongue being trimmed back and lace holes added.  This shoe is made with a hand sewn sole and nailed heel.  The leather is lighter weight than many reproductions offered today, and closer to original examples that we've viewed.  Please order one or two sizes SMALLER than you normally wear due to these shoes consistently running large on customers.  For example, if you wear a 12, but are are truly between 11.5-12, order a 10 in these shoes.  Also consider the thickness of the stockings you'll be wearing with the shoes. If your size is not in stock at time of order, a wait of 4-6 weeks may be required.  

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  • 5
    Awesome shoes. I love these.

    Posted by Lowell Scott Hanes on 15th Nov 2023

    These required very little break in.

  • 4
    18th/19th Century Common Shoe

    Posted by Thomas Dunbar on 18th Feb 2023

    Look good and are comfortable!

  • 5
    An excellent shoe for working class impressions.

    Posted by Gerald Peterson on 17th Aug 2020

    This particular style of shoe has been around for a long time. Similar shoes were recovered from the British Tudor warship Mary Rose, which sank in 1545. These shoes are well made and the leather is accurate for the period. I used to work at a historical site that was interpreting the year 1845. During an archeological dig, shoes similar to this type were recovered from a grave that the archeologists inadvertently uncovered. Sizing is spot on, and after a period of break-in these shoes should be very comfortable.

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