Above: for the blue chaos armour “medieval” poulaines made of leather were painted with acrylics. The front bootleg hampers the wearing of greaves, so away with it. Inside there are sport insoles with footbeds.
And then there are the soles... they are practically smooth and have hardened over the years making me slip on grass like on glaze (above left).
So off to the next shoe repairer- and he didnīt fit the heavy military profile that I wanted but installed a soft, flexible rubber sole that virtually adheres to the ground (above right).
And what shall I say: the man was right! Traction on grass is much better than with the military profile that I had in mind at first- which makes this pair my choice for warm, dry weather.
Which- alas- is not always the case with our hobby...
And for heavy weather (either warm and wet or cold respectively cold and wet) I want footwear with characteristics that medieval shoes just canīt deliver.
And monster feet anyway have to be composed individually.
So here are a few links: