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Mid 19th Century Boot - 12 in top, Pegged Sole

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Our mid-19th century boots are the standard boot of the time period.  Our leather boots are made straight last with a 12 inch top and hand pegged soles and a nailed heel.  The boots are lighter weight than many reproductions currently on the market today, and are closer to the weight of the originals we have viewed and handled. Please see below calf measurements for stock boots before ordering!! Many sizes currently in stock, if not in stock, it will require a 4-6 week wait for the boots to be made.  NOW AVAILABLE CUSTOM MADE TO YOUR SIZE.  PLEASE SEND CUSTOM ORDER INFO IN CUSTOMER COMMENTS DURING CHECKOUT.


Calf measurements for in stock boots:


Size 8 - 14.4 inches


Size 9 - 14.6 inches


Size 10 - 15 inches


Size 11 - 15.2 inches


Size 12 -15.5 inches


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  • 5
    12" top mid 19th century boot

    Posted by James Mitchum on 6th Jun 2024

    My boots arrive today. More than pleased. Perfect fit right out of the box. Leather is soft and will conform to my left and right feet since they are a straight last. Never disappointed with anything I purchase from SUM.

  • 5

    Posted by Joshua Jasinski on 16th Mar 2024

    Boots fit well and very comfortable. I can’t wait to wear them in the field!

  • 5
    12" Boots

    Posted by Bryan Skipworth on 25th Sep 2023

    Bought these boots Thursday evening at Chickamauga 160, wore them all day Friday (walking the battle field), all 3 battles over the weekend. Out of the box broke in, can't beat them, glad I went with these than some other company.

  • 5
    Infantry Half Boots

    Posted by Brian McClure on 18th Aug 2023

    These boots are excellent. I've been breaking them in wearing to work. Very comfortable. Very authentic. Love them. Would buy them again! If you need a pair of boots, South Union Mills is the place.

  • 5
    Very nice quality. After a few days of wear the boots are starting to break in nicely

    Posted by William P Sepessy on 20th Jan 2023

    My normal size is 12 1/2 EE so I ordered a 13. Boots seemed a little snug at first but due to the thin leather they have stretched to a comfortable fit.

  • 5
    Excellent boots

    Posted by Theodore Wojciechowski on 11th Oct 2022

    I was excited to receive these boots and they did not disappoint! Excellent right out of the box! I tried them on with the two ply socks from South Union Mills and had no problems with fit. I cut the grass wearing the boots, and these boots made it through hurricane Ian! These are excellent boots! Well made and will get you through a hurricane! Thank you to the maker and to South Union Mills! I highly recommend these boots it’s going to be a long War!

  • 5
    Pegged sole boots

    Posted by William on 17th Sep 2021

    Very comfortable and practical

  • 5
    Mid 19th century boots

    Posted by Bruce Beach on 5th Jan 2021

    Very soft leather uppers , very comfortable, seem to fit true to size of you go up a size and how they should fit , for that period , would recommend!

  • 5
    Finally, an accurate boot for a working class/soldier impression.

    Posted by Gerald Peterson on 18th Aug 2020

    Boots like these seem to have been very common in the mid-19th Century. Frequently seen in period photographs and George Caleb Bingham paintings like "The Jolly Flatboat Men. Leather is lightweight and supple, and should acquire the characteristic sag often seen in period boots after several wearings. Incidentally, a well-worn pair of boots much like these were recovered from the steamboat Arabia.

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