Fugawee Corporation est 1986
Fugawee Historical Footwear brings you carefully researched shoes and boots from French and Indian War to Civil War. We keep a large stock of Brogans, Short boots, turn down Revere's, Colonial men's and women's styles, and safety sole children's models for immediate shipment. Fugawee makes Pewter medallions for organized events, a large line of pewter and brass buttons, and shoe buckles. We also carry a full line of over-the knee stockings in cotton and wool and "can't tell the difference" stainless cups,boilers and coffee pots.
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Left, right and straight
“The most important technical innovation was the re-introduction in the 1790’s of rights and lefts. Shoes had to been made straights since the beginning of heels in 1600. Now with a return to the flat shoes, it was less difficult to make a mirror-image pair of lasts and with the development of the pantograph in the early nineteenth century, rights and lefts gradually ousted straights though women were slower to adopt them than men. Rees in 1813, and subsequent authors for many years discussed the pros and cons; “if the wearer do not tread even, the shoe must wear much on one side”; and flat-footed people found rights and lefts very uncomfortable, not to mention those with gout, rheumatism and corns. Regimental standing orders for the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry in 1800 were: “Soldiers will wear their boots on alternate feet on alternate days.” The army wanted them to last longer. By 1827 Crispin Anecdotes records that “rights and lefts…now become pretty general.”
But the re-introduction of lefts and rights that is referred to is due to the introduction of the heel in 1600. This complicated the lasts that it was very hard to make a left and right last. So only very best shoe makers could do it so. The duplicating lathe invented in 1820 by Thomas Blanchard, first used to make long gun stocks and left and right shoe lasts, left and right shoe lasts were easer to make.
fugawee.com WebutationReturn Policy:
We will sincerely
do our best to give you the proper fit. Returned shoes must be in saleable
condition. While trying on a new pair of Fugawee shoes, please wear them on
a carpet or soft footing in case the shoe needs to be returned for a different
size or refund. Just imaginehow you would react if you received shoes with
holes in the latchets or wear on the soles.
For any defects or warrantee work contact Fugawee directly for replacement or repair.
for size exchange or refund MUST:
Be in like new condition, no scuff marks on the soles, with no holes in the leather and it has to be purchased from Fugawee Corp. If you purchased you're footware from a dealer you need to contact the dealer you bought them from for size exchange or refund
The return should
be within 90 days. Please put a note in the returned shoes of the size you
wish to have with a copy of the invoice/invoice number (just call if you need
it). The exchange will be made and we will pay the postage back to you if it is a USA address. If the return is for a refund,
we will send that out as soon as the shoes have been accepted. If the return
is not received within the 90 days a 15% re-stocking charge, for regular stock
items, will be deducted from the refund. Special orders require a 50% deposit,
and will be paid for before shipping to the customer. There will be refunds
for special order item only if there is a defect. Special orders otherwise
have a 50% re-stocking fee if the office approves the refund.
All returns should be sent to:
4384 Crawfordville hwy,