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    Early Jacobit period womens shoes?

    OK, so I'm making the men's shoes from the pattern here:

    http://www.smoke-fire.com/smoke-and-fire-patterns-2.asp

    So can anyone tell me what the female equivalent would have been?
    "Two things are infinite- the universe, and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein.

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    Those multi-tabbed "ghillies" are not really correct for the Jacobite period (ghillies were people, not shoes!). The Highland moccasin ("cuarans") looked like these:



    Highland women mostly went barefoot. (There's are descriptions of clanswomen walking barefoot to church carrying their shoes, only slipping them on before entering the building!) For modern reenactment purposes, the ladies can wear the same moccasin-type footwear, or if higher up in the clan's economic structure, "hard" shoes like these:

    http://jas-townsend.com/product_info...roducts_id=953
    Brian

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