András Olessák

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tutorial and article on viking aprons

An SCA Viking (note the necklace and Shiken), but I love the color combo, the weave of the smokr fabric (she wove it herself), and the grooming set hanging from a length of whipcord.

Most shoes were ankle height, although there are a few examples of higher boots. A pair of calf-high reproduction boots are shown to the right, which use the same kind of toggle closure as the shoe shown above. In addition, the saga literature mentions high shoes. In chapter 9 of Hávarðar saga Ísfirðing, Valbrand's sons took off their high shoes while they raked hay.

less-common, calf-high viking boot (reproduction), also closed with toggles. (a simpler boot was closed with drawstring.