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Civil War Shoes and Boots
Unlike many time periods before it, Civil War shoes are not an easy item to just “knock up” at home. By this point in time, brogans and other shoes of the period had become more complicated, better formed, and, well, harder to make.
The problem with finding high quality period shoes is that they’re so expensive! Hand made reenactment shoes, for example, brogans, often run between $100 and $200. A cheaper alternative is purchasing a pair on eBay, which will run you closer to $65 plus shipping. Boots are an even more expensive proposition, though I’ve discovered that ladies Civil War shoes are actually cheaper than their male counterparts! Of course, this information is based on the hand made shoe sites that I’ve examined, yet I’m delightfully surprised to find that women’s Civil War shoes seem to cost between $65 and $100. Many of these sites offer modern shoes as well, which make them huge money traps if you’re easily tempted by fancy tootsies.
Civil War Shoes