Re: [Authentic_SCA] Clogs
- Were pattens worn in the 13th C? I have a pair of flat, hinged pattens that
I made in a few hours, and they're not much harder to walk in than the
Birkenstocks I usually live in. The wooden bottom can be a bit slick on
some surfaces, but gravel isn't an issue. Because the pattens have to
support the insoles in my turnshoes (I have flat feet), I had to cut them
wider through the middle of the foot than the ones shown in the MOL book.
The worst, I've found, are sites with paved roads with gravel strewn
randomly around on them. I personally have never had problems with
soft-soled medieval shoes on all-gravel roads (or dirt, or grass, or
...) but stick a few pebbles on a hard-top road and my feet will find
them every time.