Re-enactment Shoes

Economically priced historic footwear from Foxblade Trading

This quality range of boots and shoes are ideal for historic re-enactment, TV, film, theatre, LARP or just because you want some thing different.

The shoes and boots below are part hand and part machine made. This enables us to offer quality footwear at a reasonable cost. All designs have all been researched and are based either on contemporary examples or pictures. Only quality leather is used in both the uppers and soles of our footwear.  We offer full sizes only. We are always increasing our range to offer more variety please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

If you are looking for bespoke completely hand made footwear, or leatherwork of any type please look at the main site (please note this site is being updated) or contact me by either phone or email, details are at the bottom of the page. Please note the new Facebook page details below.

Foxblade Trading is a registered supplier to: The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, The National Trust for Scotland, Warwick Castle I also supply many other museums, theatres, historic societies, re-enactment groups and TV and film companies.


Latest news 16.11.17



We will next be trading at TORM (The Original Re-enactors Market). This is held at Ryton on Dunsmore near Coventry on the  March 2018.


We now have stock of all the new designs and more are on the way. These designs have been researched and designed by me to ensure that they are as accurate as possible whilst remaining affordable. Remember you are buying from a qualified shoemaker with over 20 years re-enactment experience. If you need advice please ask.


We believe we have the largest historical footwear stock in the UK.


We offer full UK sizes only and in an average width fitting.

I offer a try before you buy policy to ensure you get the right shoes/boots and the right fit.

To order email me Include the footwear code, your size, your full name, address telephone number and email. I will then confirm by email that I have stock and send them out to you. If the footwear fits you pay the full invoiced amount, if not you only pay the outgoing postage and return the footwear. Although I will send footwear to almost any where in the world I can only offer this service to UK mainland addresses.

Overseas orders, email me the footwear code, your size, your full name, address, telephone number and email. I will then confirm by email that I have stock. I will then send you an invoice, once the payment has been received I will then despatch the footwear.


Many of many shoes and boots can be fitted with a rubber grip sole, it is best to ask your local cobbler to do this after you have tried on your footwear to ensure they fit. Alternatively you can buy stick on soles from many local hardwear shops or supermarkets.

Many of designs can be dyed other colours. These are marked * Please ask for details.

I supply many theatres, TV and film production companies. Please email or call for details.

I now have a Facebook page Here I have all my hand made items with pictures and notes.

Shoe colour and design may change due to the variation in each hide of leather

Footwear Catalogue.

Most of our footwear is available in sizes Chilren's 11- Adult 13 (full UK sizes only).

If you don't see what you are looking for please ask.


Pre 1550

RB1 Roman Boots *, hard sole Natural. 55

S5  Medieval turnshoes * (Hard sole) Brown. 45

S6  Medieval Turnshoes with buckles * (Hard sole) Brown 45

B3  Medieval ankle boots *. Natural, Brown, shades may vary. 55

B5 Medieval mid calf strap boots * Brown. 90

B1 Medieval/Reiver Boots Black only. A new picture will follow. 100

B11 Medieval riding boots. Natural, brown and black. 120

B15 Early medieval double toggle boots *. Natural. Hard sole. These now have leather toggles. New picture to follow. 55

B15A as above but as a turn shoe, picture to follow. Natural. 55

B16 Medieval 3 buckle boots * Natural or mid brown. 55

B17 Cuff boot *, cuff can be worn up or down, for the well off look sew fabric or coloured leather to the cuff. Natural or mid brown. 55

  B18 Viking/Saxon turn shoe *, hand sewn. Natural. 50

  B18A Viking/Saxon shoe * Natural. Hard sole. 50




   S11  Early latchet shoe, nailed soles ideal for Tudor, early 17th century. This is an ideal children's shoe. Black, some stock of brown 50

   S10 Bear Paw Shoes. Nailed soles, Buckle and square toe. Black 50

Post 1550

S1  Closed latchet, soldiers shoes *. Brown These can be dyed black. 55


   S1A Natural colour *. These are straight lasted but designed to be very comfortable. They can be dyed brown (as shown in the second picture) or black. Natural 55. Dyed brown or black 65.


S1C  * Brown. This shoe is based on an existing example from the 17th century. It is a closed shoe with square toe. Ideal for soldiers and civilians. They can be dyed black (10 extra). 55 Please note these shoes have a flat toe shape like the S1.


S3A Late 17th century/early 18th century shoes. Black. Smooth side out. With silver coloured or brass buckles 70


S4 18th century/Napoleonic shoes. Black. With brass buckles. 70

S9L Women's 17/18th century laced shoe. Timber covered heels. Black or brown. 80

S9AL Women's 17/18th century buckle shoe (buckles not supplied). Timber covered heels. Black or brown. 80


SR1 * Women's shoe. Leather upper and sole. Late 18th into early 19th century. These shoes are made in natural leather and can be dyed to various colours, please ask for details. Full sizes 3 - 8. 55


B6 Start ups (smooth side out) Following requests from customers these boots will continue as a stock line in brown smooth side out only. A new picture will follow. 75

B2 Bucket top boots with straps and butterflies. Black, brown to order. 120



Hobs for heels 10

Buckle as used on S4 15 pair.

* Shoes dyed to your colour prices start at 10/pair.

Discount is available for multiple purchases of 6 pairs or more.

Postage costs. Shoes and low boots 10.  High boots 15.

European postage costs. Shoes and low boots 20. High boots 30.

Alternatively you can collect during shop hours from my other business premises in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

Contact Foxblade Trading

Tel: 01280 702421 (answer phone or evenings)

E-mail click on the logo or mail: 


Terms and conditions

By placing an order you agree to pay all postage costs. As per the distance selling regulations you may return shoes to me other than special orders. Note I offer a try before you buy policy. However you agree to pay the out going postage as quoted on the invoice and the cost of returning any footwear.

Any defective footwear will be repaired or replaced free of charge and your postage costs will be met.

The shoes and boots offered on this web site may vary in both colour and design from those shown. This is because different hides of leather vary and designs may change.



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Foxblade Trading and Re-enactment Shoes is owned by Tod Booth. 30 Blencowe Drive Brackley NN13 6HH. No callers with out an appointment.

updated 17.11.17