Re: [sig] lapti ????!!!!!
> > Do not forget that for historic times' Rus, bark shoes were the peasant denominator, city dwellers tried to avoid wearing lapti as "footwear for the poor". Only some regions adopted lapti for wearing by noblemen, and they were not Russian (for example, Mordva). maybe for early period it is possible to wear lapti being a city dweller and\or a nobleperson.Leather. Shoes or boots. No heel. No stiff toes. A one-foot-high leather stocking or one-layer shoe (with laces but not necessarily). Do not forget that early boots were made as modern Valenki (or, rather, modrn Valenki represent the same medieval pattern), withiou distinction between right and left foot, taking shape while being worn.
> > Bye,
> > Alex.
> So, Alex, what WOULD be worn, around the year 1000, for noble persons,
> in Kiev?