through history in authentically made boots and shoes in the style
and tradition of the great makers of the nineteenth century. Our
shoes are totally authentic from our bark tanned leather to our
square heel nails. Our patterns have been developed from dug artifacts,
photographs, original specimens, period specifications and trade
Our shoes and boots are built from American leather sewn with American
thread on American sewing machines hand lasted on American lasts
by Americans in America. Every component or process in our footwear
is American. Every machine or technique in our shop was in use before
1900. Thus we can offer a one year warranty (excluding normal wear
and tear) and will repair or replace at our option.
And our Civil
War boots and shoes are amazingly comfortable and durable! Our customers
wear their Civil War boots and shoes to re-enactments and rendezvous,
and keep wearing them when they go home! The Civil War boots and
shoes stand up excellently for daily use, in living history museums
and national parks throughout the country.
For the best reenacting experience try the Great War Association.
For the best in WW1 uniforms and gear see our friends at Schipperfabrik.
your shoes and boots:
Never allow wet leather to get hotter than 187 degrees. This voids
the warranty and destroys the leather. Clean your boots with mild
solution of soap and water. While still damp, oil with pure neatsfoot
oil or lexol leather conditioner. We highly recommend shoe trees
for storage. Never use neatsfoot compound or heavy paste conditioners!
On wet and slick surfaces, the wearing of hobnails and heel plates is inherently dangerous. By ordering these items, you agree to do so at your own risk.