Frequently Asked Questions

About the Shoes

What are Medieval Moccasins?
What colors are available?
How do I know my size in Medieval Moccasins?
How do I trace my feet?
Do Medieval Moccasins come in wide sizes?
How do I know if I need custom Medieval Moccasins made for me?
How do I measure for Medieval Moccasins boots?

What are Medieval Moccasins?
Medieval Moccasins are handcrafted, leather shoes in a unisex design of European origin and are equally appropriate for period or modern attire. Variations of this shoe can be traced back to Celtic times and have been found in archeological sites all over Southern Europe. This style was commonly known as a "bog shoe" or "ghillie", a traditional Scottish folk dancing shoe.

Each shoe is made by hand with great care and attention to detail. This attractive alternative to more restrictive styles of footwear is seamless and washable by hand or machine. Each shoe is made from a single piece of leather, then laced in back and front. By loosening and tightening the laces through the gathered toe, the shoes will adjust to each individualís feet.

The sole is made from Neoprene rubber, designed for years of hard wear. The standard sole is black; white soles are available as a custom option for an extra charge. Shoes are also available wihtout soles in certain styles by calling our workshop.

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What colors are available?
Medieval Moccasins come in a wide variety of colors to match anything (and everything) in your wardrobe! Go to our Facebook PhotoAlbum-Leathers to see the latest in store!

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How do I know my size in Medieval Moccasins?
Sizing is unisex and, since the shoes are adjustable, there are no half sizes. For women, our shoes run slightly larger than commercial shoe sizes; for men, they run slightly smaller. For half sizes, women choose the next full size down (example: size 8 1/2 would wear size 8); men choose the next full size up (example: size 10 1/2 would wear size 11). Please check our size chart below to be sure of a perfect fit. It is always safest—and highly recommended—to include foot measurements with your order.

To measure your foot, follow the instructions for tracing your feet. Measure the tracing from the tip of the longest toe to the heel (see sample) then choose the size that is closest to the length of your foot.

Adult Sizes Babies and Children
Our Size Length (inches) Our Size Length (inches)
1 7 7/16" 4 4 7/8"
2 7 7/8" 5 5 1/4"
3 8 1/2" 6 5 1/2"
4 8 5/8" 7 5 5/8"
5 8 7/8" 8 6 1/8"
6 9 1/8" 9 6 1/2"
7 9 1/2" 10 6 5/8"
8 10" 11 7"
9 10 5/16" 12 7 3/8"
10 10 9/16"
11 11 1/4"
12 11 5/8"
13 12"

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How do I trace my feet?
Stand barefoot on a piece of paper, with your body weight evenly balanced on both your feet. Have someone else trace your foot holding a pen or pencil straight up and down. Do not use a fat/oversized pen or pencil as this will change the size of the tracing and make your (non-returnable) custom shoes too large. Do not look down—when you look down, you shift your body weight and that changes the tracing. We will use this tracing (see sample) to determine your correct size or as a pattern to cut your custom sole. Please be careful and accurate. Do both feet.

Once you have the tracings of your feet, mail them to Medieval Moccasins. Do not send via email as these will distort the tracings and prevent us from giving you the perfect fit you deserve. Be sure to include your name and order number.

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Do Medieval Moccasins come in wide sizes?
Since your Medieval Moccasins are adjustable, width is not usually a problem. It is not necessary to choose a larger shoe size to accommodate a wide foot. If the width of your foot exceeds the measurements on our chart by more than 1/2 inch, then you would need to have a custom shoe. It is always a good idea to include foot measurements or foot tracings when you are not sure of size.

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How do I know if I need custom Medieval Moccasins made for me?
Include a tracing of your feet along with your order and we can determine if you need custom work. There is a $30 fee for a custom fit. This is automatically added to the price of the shoe when you select the Custom Fit option.

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How do I measure for Medieval Moccasins boots?
When ordering Tall Boots, the following measurements are required:

  • Around the ankle
  • Around the widest part of the calf
  • Around the leg below the knee
  • Length from below the knee to floor
  • Length from widest part of the calf to floor
Boot Measurements

When placing your order, include these measurements in the Suggestions and Comments box. You may also email or call with the measurements. We must have these measurements for a perfect fit. Please note that this customization is free for standard, in-stock sizes; if you require a custom sole, the standard $30 fee applies.

Be sure to include your name and order number with the measurements. If your order includes boots for more than one person, don't forget to tell us which set of measurements goes with which boot!

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