Foxblade Trading and Re-enactment Shoes

Economically priced historical footwear from Foxblade Trading

This quality range of boots and shoes are ideal for historic re-enactment, TV, film, theatre, LARP or just because you want some thing different.

The shoes and boots below are part hand and part machine made. This enables us to offer quality footwear at a reasonable cost. All designs have all been researched and are based either on contemporary examples or pictures. Only quality leather is used in both the uppers and soles of our footwear.  We offer full UK sizes only. We are always increasing our range to offer more variety so please check back regularly.

If you are looking for bespoke completely hand made leatherwork of any type please look at the main site www.foxblade.co.uk (please note this site is being redesigned) or contact me by email, details are at the bottom of the page. There are lots of pictures of items I have made over the years on my Facebook page. This is only a snapshot of what I can do so if you have a project in mind please email me. On Facebook look up Foxblade Trading and Re enactment Shoes http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foxblade-Trading-and-Re-enactment-Shoes/126874654101903

Foxblade Trading is a registered supplier to: The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, The National Trust for Scotland. I also supply museums, theatres, historic societies, re-enactment groups and TV and film companies.

 

Latest news 10.5.22

We will be back at TORM 11-13 November 2022. https://www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk/

Until then you can continue to use our mail order system. Information about ordering is below.

If you check out our Facebook page you will find videos of all our footwear. Many customers have told us how helpful this is as the boots and shoes are viewed from all angles. Our Facebook page is Foxblade Trading and Re enactment shoes http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foxblade-Trading-and-Re-enactment-Shoes/126874654101903.

Our designs designs have been researched and designed by me to ensure that they are as accurate as possible whilst remaining affordable. Remember you are buying from a qualified shoemaker with over 25 years re-enactment experience. If you need advice please ask.

We believe we have the largest historical footwear stock in the UK.

ORDERING INFORMATION PLEASE READ

We offer full UK sizes only, no half sizes and in an average width fitting.

UK Orders

To order email me foxbladeshoes@outlook.com. Include the footwear code, your size, your full name, address, telephone number and email. I will then confirm by email that I have stock and send them out to you. If the footwear fits you pay the full invoiced amount, if not you only pay the outgoing postage and return the footwear. Although I will send footwear to almost any where in the world I can only offer this service to UK mainland addresses.

Overseas orders

To order email me the footwear code, your size, your full name, address, telephone number and email. I will then confirm by email that I have stock. I will then send you an invoice, once the payment has been received I will then despatch the footwear.

Please be precise with your order and read the above. Thank you.

Notes

Many of our shoes and boots can be fitted with a rubber grip sole, it is best to ask your local cobbler to do this after you have tried on your footwear to ensure they fit. Alternatively you can buy stick on soles from many local hardwear shops or supermarkets.

Many of our designs can be dyed other colours. These are marked * Please ask for details.

I supply many theatres, TV and film production companies. Please email for details.

Our Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foxblade-Trading-and-Re-enactment-Shoes/126874654101903 You will find examples of our hand made items with pictures and notes.

Shoe colour and design may change due to the variation in each hide of leather

Footwear Catalogue.

Most of our footwear is available in sizes Chilren's 11- Adult 13 (full UK sizes only).

 

Pre 1550

     

RB1 Roman Boots *, hard sole Natural. 60

 

S14 Roman shoes * Hard sole, Natural colour. Sizes 4-8 60

 

 

B15 Early medieval double toggle boots *. Natural. Hard sole. These now have leather toggles. New picture to follow. 60

 

B15A as above but as a turn shoe. Natural. 55

 

 

B18A Viking/Saxon single toggle shoe * Natural. Hard sole. 60

 

 

B18 Viking/Saxon turn shoe *, single toggle hand sewn. Natural. 55

 

S5  Medieval turnshoes,hand sewn * (Hard sole) Natural. 55

 

 

S6  Medieval Turnshoes with buckles * (Hard sole) Brown 55

 

 

B3  Medieval ankle boots *. Natural, Brown, shades may vary. 60

 

 

B5 Medieval mid calf strap boots * Brown. 90

 

 

B1 Medieval/Reiver Boots Black only. 100

 

 

B11 Medieval riding boots. Natural, brown and black. OUT OF STOCK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

 

B16 Medieval 3 buckle boots * Natural or brown. 65

 

 

B17 Cuff boot *, cuff can be worn up or down, for the well off look sew fabric or coloured leather to the cuff. Natural/light brown. 60

 

TUDOR SHOES

S11  Early latchet shoe, nailed soles ideal for Tudor, early 17th century. This is an ideal children's shoe. Black. 55

 

S12 Slip On Tudor Shoe (Mary Rose)*. Natural leather 60. These can be dyed as seen in the second set of pictures for 10. Almost any colour is available. If you want these or any shoes dyed make sure you mention it in your order email. Order details are further up the page.

 

 

  

S10 Bear Paw Shoes. Nailed soles, Buckle and square toe. Black 55

 

   Post 1550

  

S1  Closed latchet, soldiers shoes *. Brown These can be dyed black. 60

 

   

S1A Natural colour *. These are straight lasted but designed to be very comfortable. They can be dyed brown (as shown in the last picture) or black. Natural 60. Dyed brown or black 70.

 

      

S1C  * Brown. This shoe is based on an existing example from the 17th century. It is a closed shoe with squarish toe. Ideal for soldiers and civilians. They can be dyed black (10 extra). 60.

 

  

 

S3A Late 17th century/early 18th century shoes. Black. Smooth side out. With silver coloured or brass buckles - please specify square or curved. 70

 

S4 18th century/Napoleonic shoes. Black. With brass buckles. 70 Specify flesh (rough) or grain (smooth) side out when ordering.

 

S9L Women's 17/18th century laced shoe. Timber covered heels. Black or brown. 80

 

 

S9AL Women's 17/18th century buckle shoe (buckles not supplied). Timber covered heels. Black or brown. 80

 

 

SR1 * Women's shoe. Leather upper and sole. Late 18th into early 19th century. These shoes are made in natural leather and can be dyed to various colours, please ask for details. Full sizes 3 - 9. 60

 

 

 

B6 Start ups (smooth side out) Following requests from customers these boots will continue as a stock line in brown smooth side out only. 85

 

 

B2 Bucket top boots with straps and butterflies. Black, brown to order. 120

 

 

B25 boots. Mid 19th century and Victorian onwards 70

 

Extras

Hobnails. I can supply for either the Roman boots or later footwear. We suggest you fit these yourself after trying the footwear on. 30p each.

* We can dye some shoe and boots, prices start at 10/pair. Note we can only dye darker colours for example brown to black. With natural colour shoes we can dye most colours.

We now offer painted shoes. This is in response to many customers wanting to match their shoes to their out fit. We are limited by the leather paints available. Prices start at 15/pair.

Buckles as used on S4 20 pair.

5% discount is available for multiple purchases of 6 pairs or more.

Postage costs. Shoes 12.50  Low Boots 15. High Boots 17.50

Estimated European postage costs. Shoes and low boots from 20. High boots from 30.

Estimated USA and the rest of the world postage costs. Shoes and all boots from 40. Please note due to variation in shipping costs the amount will be specified on your invoice.

Alternatively you can collect during shop hours from my other business premises in Brackley, Northamptonshire. Please note this is not a shoe or re enactment shop.

Contact Foxblade Trading. In the first instance email us to place an order. Please note we do not take orders or enquiries by via Facebook or messenger.

E-mail click on the logo or mail: foxbladeshoes@outlook.com 

ORDERING AND ENQUIRY INFORMATION PLEASE READ

We offer full UK sizes only, no half sizes and in an average width fitting.

UK Orders

To order email me foxbladeshoes@outlook.com. Include the footwear code, your size, your full name, address, telephone number and email. I will then confirm by email that I have stock and send them out to you. If the footwear fits you pay the full invoiced amount, if not you only pay the outgoing postage and return the footwear. Although I will send footwear to almost any where in the world I can only offer this service to UK mainland addresses.

Overseas orders

To order email me the footwear code, your size, your full name, address, telephone number and email. I will then confirm by email that I have stock. I will then send you an invoice, once the payment has been received I will then despatch the footwear.

Please be precise with your order and read the above. Thank you.

 

 

Terms and conditions

By placing an order you agree to pay all postage costs. As per the distance selling regulations you may return shoes to me other than special orders. Note I offer a try before you buy policy. However you agree to pay the out going postage as quoted on the invoice and the cost of returning any footwear - UK only..

Any defective footwear will be repaired or replaced free of charge and your postage costs will be met.

The shoes and boots offered on this web site may vary in both colour and design from those shown. This is because different hides of leather vary and designs may change.

 

Links:

Rose and Thistle www.18thcentury.org

Lace Wars www.lacewars.co.uk

 

Foxblade Trading and Re-enactment Shoes is owned by Tod Booth. C/O Gayler Homeware Unit 6 The Courtyard Shops, 15/17 Market Place, Brackley NN13 7AB. No callers with out an appointment.

updated 10.5.22