Aegyptenmore Utersen

This shoe comes from the Aegyptenmore, also know as Utersen bog and was found already in 1789. Accordingly the dating is rather unsure, but the general construction and overall style make it likely that it belongs into the 3rd century AD.

Note the one seam heel construction, something that also occurs with some later one-piece shoes, although those differ in how the upper is shaped.

 

Literature

  • Hald, Margrethe. Primitive Shoes. An Archaeological-Ethnographical Study Based Upon Shoe Finds from the Jutland Peninsula. 1972
  • Oltmanns, V., Zwei frühgeschichtliche Schuhe aus Ostfriesland. Nachrichten aus Niedersachsens Urgeschichte 76, 2007, 77-86.