The top of the shoe is "whipped" with a contrasting color thread, both as decoration and to reinforce the edge (right). The sole extends well up the back of the heel, perhaps to provide some additional life to the shoes by keeping the heel seam up off the ground where it can't be scuffed.
Front-laced Boot Hand-stitched Footwear
A Tudor shoe from the Mary Rose... Pre Elizabethan, but a good example of how shoes evolved.
Around Chester: Medieval Shoes Medieval Shoes shoes worn by the pilgrims at the Minstrels Court. They came in two halves, a top leather shoe and a wooden base, or patten, which hinged. They were very comfortable to wear.
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