The Ross Road Mercantile is now offering a truly unique item. Confederate Late War "Trench" Shoes.
With Texas and its leather cut off from the Confederacy after the fall of Vicksburg in 1863, the Confederacy had to improvise for Leather. These shoes are an example of this improvisation. They are almost completely made of White Canvas, with the only leather on the toe and where the laces go. The soles are made of wood, with a hinge at the ball of the foot, just like the originals and they will last through many seasons of the toughest campaigns and are surprisingly comfortable!
Canvas wooden soled shoes can be seen referenced in the Eastern Theater and Western theater and would a perfect addition to a late war Confederate impression.
When ordering, you will have to send a tracing of your foot, because these shoes will be custom made for you!
$145 shipping included!