Friends---This is a copy of a sales thread that provoked a great deal of discussion. I've attempted to edit out the sales related information, and leave the research and discussion in this thread. The sales thread is here http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=20884
Please do continue.........Mrs. Lawson, Moderator
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.
See the sales thread for ordering information http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=20884