An Irish shoe 700-900 A.D.

These shoes are for men, although they look like women's slippers. They are of the type worn by the figures in the Book of Kells. They are among the most complex one-piece shoe patterns I have ever seen. Click on the patterns for larger images. Enlarge the pattern until your foot fits in the foot outline. At this point I strongly suggest you cut the pattern from heavy vinyl and use it to fit the shoe. You will probably have to make a number of adjustments. The probable construction is as follows:


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