Mostly translated with google, to be faster...
I hope you understand...
I've made as a small shoe retailers and entrepreneurs a lot of thought to how you can get various customer requirements of the medieval community about "shoes in the Middle Ages" under one roof. I have come long ago to the conclusion: IMPOSSIBLE!
Please take 2 Mintues therefore time to read this brief introduction, to avoid a bad buy!
Shoe is not the same shoe! And above all:
Medieval representation and historical claim varies from "Carnival dress up as knights" to completely detailed working museum where up to the "underpants" all true!
Therefore, CP shoes are divided into four series:
DeLux- luxury leather goods
All presented in luxury leather goods products are made by me in Wagenfeld / Germany at our headquarters in carefully crafted to order. It is exclusively custom made to customer specifications!
For every product there is an exact search!
There are only produced leather goods and footwear, to which there are accurate records and NOTHING along the lines of:
"Could have been about this" or "oh but that's too expensive nowadays," etc.
Virtually all requests will be considered! (If they are assignable ;-) You have seen a particular pair of shoes at a picture or relief? No probelms! This luxury of a special order, however, has its price ...
Only real turning shoes are in every respect to the original medieval reworked!
Because there was ONLY and ONLY turn shoes in the Middle Ages!
So if you want to have shoes that match in all details the medieval finds, then passes this turning shoes no way ... The thing also has a catch:
Turning shoes are more expensive than machines Worked shoes because everything is worked by hand!
That takes time and patience. And time also means wages ...
But we have found a solution ...
The shoes of the W-series we have in our partner companies in India and Pakistan to work exactly to our specifications, saving high German labor costs. However, still a downer ...
All shoes are standard products "off the shelf" and we can accommodate any special requests!
But all shoes are made true to detail without using any machines or by adhesive original medieval techniques with proven materials by hand in a manufacturing business!
Our shoes are of the FR series "Almost correct" but only almost ... The leather uppers meet historical finds, however, are sometimes only partially, and the sole is hand stitched in "By nailing procedure" attached. The "By nailing procedure," it was with the Romans. So for an antique shoe Legionnaires quite correct, but was forgotten in the Middle Ages! And then came in the early 19th century again. By gluing and nailing the shoes on the rails must be no longer contacting the shoes ... So you can use when working much thicker leather and accordingly gets a much firmer shoe as the final product.
One can also produce significantly by the use of machines and glue faster.
The shoes of the FR series see at first glance looks absolutely medieval, and they already have in your hand, to recognize the differences from the W-turning shoe.
KM "Creative Middle Ages"
"Creative Middle Ages"?? The layman is amazed by the expert wonders!? What is this supposed to be?
Well, Creative Middle Ages, for me, if historical facts take on personal taste, or simply just these historical facts to modern convenience. If someone says, but I want shoes with rubber soles ... Yeah, well ... There were no rubber soles in the Middle Ages, that's a fact. But I can not consistently deny that rubber soles are practical. The soles last longer, it is not so slippery and since you now on the outside, one sees almost always `s not ... or someone says now the turn of shoes I liked but not easy, I want the shoes from the film Robin Hood Nr.XY with Winni the Pooh in the lead role.
Yeah, well ... I can only write freely to the Old Fritz: We should all be happy in his own way :-)