Style
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Description
Historical note

1758 Ligionier

STRAIGHT LAST

1740-1890

7- 13 E,EE,EEE Full and half sizes

$106.24 STRAIGHT LAST, Straight last, smooth out leather. Latchet 1-1/4" Round toe, short tongue. This is the dominate style for the period. 1740-1890 After that, the shoes were tied. Buckles are not included in the prices shown. This would be about the beginning of the shorter tongue for the latter half of 18th century and the end of the buckle shoe era. Buckles falling out of favor with the demise if the French aristocracy Concord Natural Rough Left & Right 1730 – 1760’s 8 TO 14 E,EE,EEE$99.50

Natural

A common man's shoe Of the

1730 – 1760’s

The left/right Concord In Natural (Buff) is an unlined shoe made of a heavier leather than the Franklin. We wanted more of a common man's shoe. Then we named it the Concord in honor of the heroes who left their homes and their wife-warm beds to gather at the Concord bridge and dare the British Empire to do its worst.

Buckles are not included in the prices shown.

Early in the 18th century the long tongue was in but around 1860 styles changed and it started to shorten.

Concord

Left & Right

1730 – 1760’s

8 to 15 E,EE,EEE

Rough side out

$101.65 Smooth side out Franklin Left & Right 1730 – 1760’s 7 to 14 E only$106.20

The Franklin is a good choice for the gentleman of means.

The left/right Franklin is made of very high quality supple black leather a gentlemen of means could enjoy. It has a normal heel and is leather lined. The toe is slightly squared but not square enough to limit the style to pre-1735. With a longish tongue, the Franklin is a good choice for the gentleman of means. To get a little snobbish, paint your heels red with vinyl paint. Originally, that meant that you had been received at Court but it was widely imitated by all kinds of fops and pretenders. See the film "Rob Roy. The latchets will accept a 1¼ to 1½ inch buckle. Sizes 7 to 13 in E width only.

Buckles are not included in the prices shown.

Longer tongue for the earlier half of the 18th century

Lexington

Left & Right

1730 – 1760’s

7 to 13 D & EE

$115.31 The left/right "Lexington" is unlined and made of a heavier leather than the Franklin. The Lexington is 5/8 of an inch deeper then the regular Concord. The Lexington only comes in smooth at this time. This shoe is to afford the more mature reenactors space to place orthotics inserts or Inner soles without compromising fit. Thus giving more time to walk about, instead of sitting with aching feet wishing you could go visiting. At this time we carry sizes 9D to 12EE. Buckles are not included in the prices shown. Longer tongue for the earlier half of the 18th century Brogans Federal Left & Right 5 to 15 E,EE,EEE There is no toe box please order 1/2 size larger than normal. Smooth side out$108.88

Rough side out

Black/smooth & rough-out

We suggest that you take a half size larger, for toe room as these do not have a modern toe box. The modern toe box did not come into use until after 1864.

Fugawee's Civil War Contract bootees are available in smooth top grain or rough flesh-out .Our leather is staked until pliable before cutting out the pieces for the uppers. This is the reason that Fugawees need no double socks to protect against blisters and no soaking in order to break them in.

Brogans Southern Natural

Rough side out, Left & Right

7 to 14 E,EE,EEE

There is no toe box please order 1/2 size larger than normal.

$108.88 The Southern or Monticello model. Also appropriate as a work shoe from the early 1800's until the present day The Monticello was patterned after the shoes shown on a Gettysburg statue of Civil War Confederate soldiers around a mounted Gen. Robert E. Lee. It is reputed that the Confederates had a shoe factory at a Florida town called Monticello. However, there is also a Monticello in Alabama. We find no trace of the Monticello, Florida factory it is under the old Coca-Cola plant. When ordering please size up a 1/2 size. Trekkers Hi-Low STRAIGHT LAST 6 TO 15 D &EE$124.00

# The Trekker series

This type of footwear was seen in paintings of English sporting scenes in the mid-1700s. When ordering please size up a 1/2 size. Because there is no toe box. The toe box was first used in ballet shoes in the early 1800's and became widely used from the 1860's up to today.

There were also half boots from the 1750s, cut a little higher than modern ankle boots, which descend from them and worn for shooting and by the military. St. James Chronicle, 1763, comments on 'tradesmen who ape their betters....breeches almost met by a pair of shoes that reached about three and a quarter inches above the ankles.' They were typical wear for both sides during the American War of Independence (see Peale's portrait of Captain John Harleston of Chicago.")

Fugawee offers them in straight last left and right and soon Deep.

Trekkers Natural half boot

Left & Right

6 to 15 D & EE

$124.00 Trekkers Black half boot Natural half boot 6 to 15 D & EE$124.00

Deep Trekker Smooth side out.

$128.25 Smooth, L/R Natural , 5/8" DEEP HALF BOOT 7 to 12 D & EE Congress Gaiter Left & Right 1837-1900 7 to 15 EE only$118.80

It was known by several names and originated just after 1837 as part of the Balmoral fashion surge. And It has Elastic inserts.The Congress Gaiter is for Civilian Impressions, Grand Army of the Republic or Sons of the Confederacy. Also (this shoe) will allow retiring Military to stay in the game as an observer on the side as was the practice around Washington.

The elastic gusset was patented in Britain in 1837 by the firm of Spekes Hall. (Victorian Costume and Costume Accessories, Anne Buck, keeper of the Gallery of English Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester. Library of Congress #62-8330)

Anna

Left & Right

5 to 12 B & C(1/2 SIZES)

$89.00 Black smooth left/right She is designed to be worn with a ribbon tie or a rosette that will match your outfit. The Anna has an 1 3/4" heel and it is full for walking on rough ground. The tie will keep the shoe snug to your foot and is a good walking shoe. BARBARA NATURAL STRAIGHT LAST 5 TO 10 B&C(1/2 SIZES)$93.40

This the woman's version of our 1758 or Ligonier shoe. It is a straight Lasted shoe. Sturdy and stable on a city street paved with cobblestones or on the rough turf of a campground. May be worn with ties or buckles. The Barbara in natural is can be dyed to any color.

Buckles are not included in the prices shown.

BARBARA

STRAIGHT LAST

6 TO 10 B & C(1/2 SIZES)

Rough side out $93.40 Smooth side out$93.40

Cheri

Left & Right

5 to 12 B & C (1/2 SIZES)

$89.00 Cheri The Cheri has an 1 3/4" heel and it is full for walking on rough ground. Not for parades but good in camp. The tie will keep the shoe snug to your foot and is a good walking shoe. Connie Black STRAIGHT LAST 6 TO 10 B&C(1/2 SIZES) Rough side out$82.35

Smooth side out $82.35 # Connie The choice of interpreters and demonstrators. Surprisingly comfortable. Connie is modeled after a photo in Baumgartner's book on Clothing in Colonial Williamsburgh. Connie is a straight last, heeled shoe. Surprisingly comfortable. You will forget that it is a straight last shoe the second or third time you wear it. We have Connie in black smooth calfskin or suede and a few in natural color. The naturals were meant to allow the customer to dye a shoe to match her outfit. The Baumgartner book shows a natural color shoe like the one shown and was the model for our Connie. Connie has a 1-3/4 inch heel and is available in sizes 6B to 10C in NOW in whole and half sizes. Price is$82.50 plus $10.00 shipping. Buckles are not included. Buckles are not included in the prices shown. CONNIE, NATURAL STRAIGHT LAST 6 TO 10B (1/2 SIZES) B & C$82.35

Martha, Black

Left & Right

5 to 12 B & C(1/2 SIZES)

$88.77 Martha is an elegant shoe, ready for the Governor's Ball or for everyday use by a style-conscious lady. Martha is also available in a bone color suitable for use as it comes from the box or easily dyed to almost any color. Buckles are not included in the prices shown. Martha Bone Left & Right 5 to 12 B& C(1/2 SIZES)$88.77

Mule

STRAIGHT LAST

5 to 12 C(1/2 SIZES)

$64.70 The slipper or mule has been around since the Romans, but in the 18th century, they really came into popularity. They were used when at home and at ease. Easy to slip into at moments notice. ROSE Left & Right 6 TO 11 M & W(1/2 SIZES)$90.68

Named for the famous Confederate spy and patriot, Rose Greenhow, this is another elastic-sided shoe. It has a plain,
tapered squarish toe and a vamp much like a fine English riding boot or jodhpur.

### In stock 63 pair

SARA

Left & Right

6 TO 12 B& C (1/2 SIZES)

$82.60 The Sara is something new for the Civil War ladies. The moment you hold Sara you will know that you have a quality shoe in your hand. Comfort, quality and authenticity are all brought by Sara The elastic gusset was patented in Britain in 1837 by the firm of Spekes Hall. (Victorian Costume and Costume Accessories, Anne Buck, keeper of the Gallery of English Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester. Library of Congress #62-8330) VICTORIA BONE Left & Right 6 TO 12 b&c(1/2 SIZES)$90.68

Victoria is a fully leather lined flat heeled, fitted ankle-high bootee for the ladies. Victoria has a tapered, squarish toe cap and is made of soft leather on a left\right last.

VICTORIA BLACK

Left & Right

6 to 11 B & C(1/2 SIZES)

$90.68 Stella 5 to 11 Med. (1/2 Sizes)$114.90

STELLA is a good camp boot. Sturdy, ankle support and well constructed. This can last year after year with Minimal leather care. Well made and comfortable. This is a trekker class boot.

CHILD'S COLONIAL

1 THU 8(WHOLE SIZES)

Rough out.

$51.68 smooth out. A kid kind shoe, scuff-resistant leather, non skid soles, buckles sewn on and well built roomy shoe. A period look in a safety first shoe. The buckles are sewn on, plenty of room for healthy feet and a safety sole. Whole sizes only, please size up about 2 sizes from what the child wears when ordering. If the size is not noted, we do not have it available. CHILD'S BROGANS$60.84
BLACK ROUGH ONLY, NO PICS YET 4 TO 7(WHOLE SIZES)

BROWN SHORT BOOT®

7 to 15 EE only(1/2 SIZES)

$164.13 BSB,Brown Short Boot, smooth pebble grain # In stock 48pair 1861 SHORT BOOT ® 7 to 15 EE only(1/2 SIZES)$177.60 BLACK Smooth out( INFANTRY), NO PHOTOS YET

1861 SHORT BOOT ®

7 to 15 EE only(1/2 SIZES)

$177.60 BLACK ROUGH ( INFANTRY), NO PHOTOS YET REVERE BOOT 5 TO 15 EE 1/2 SIZES$264.69

TURN DOWN CUFF SM. LEATHER, CUFF OIL TANNED, CAN BE DYED

Factional turn down cuffs, and can be dyed with an oil based dye for your particular persona.

These are the boots with brown top featured in caricatures of John Bull, ......The top boots worn by Thomas Jefferson, now in the Smithsonian are of this type.. Quotes from June Swann's "Shoes" ISBN 0 7134 09428

"By 1727 the riding boot leg had become softer and closer-fitting......(the) jockey in close fitting boots with brown tops.....the top was turned down below the knee for greater mobility, showing the brown lining. It was soon adapted for fashionable wear.

STOVEPIPE

5 TO 15 EE (1/2 SIZES)

$225.50 2 PIECE STACK, SMOOTH LEATHER The Stovepipe boot is dated 1847 to 1900. It was first known as a Common Boot. Reaching almost to the knee and wide enough so the trousers could be tucked. We may find that it dates back further but so far that is the best dates I can find. We have had requests for this two piece boot, so we hope it will fill in for the persona you are trying to create. This boot should be good for drovers, prospectors and shooters (before the cowboy boots). Sizes are 5EE to 15EE. whole and half sizes. Be sure to have your calf measurement when ordering. ## In stock 46 pair Aboline 9.5 to 12 ee only$199

The “Abilene” A hand made full leather, lined boot not a plastic boot. Made wit the best available leather it has a rich brown supple leather, with chocolate fancy work. Also it features steel shank, brass nailed arch rubber ¼ sole full welt construction not to mention. This is a great boot, I have to admit I am a sneaker wearer and never have been much into western boots. I tried a pair on and went out with my wife to shop and go to dinner. The boots had just arrived and I put on a pare and had no problems after 6 hours on my feet.
This boot can be resoled two or three times. So this is a twenty year boot.

Biker

9.5 12 EE only

$199 Black riding boot WITH SIDE BUCKLES ## In stock 9 pair Nora 7 to 11 M only 1/2 sizes$149

A hand made boot of supple chocolaty leather. This is a great walking boot with it’s low heel and great arch support. It is in stock now.