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 a size smaller than you normally wear for the best fit. No half sizes. If your size is not in stock at time of order, a wait of 4-6 weeks may be required.