Winter boots for my Iron Age costume

Winter boots are nearly ready. I still have to sew reindeer leather round the raw edge. I will also make insulating inner soles from hair on elk feet hide. Insulation has to be good. These reindeer skins I used were slightly too small for optimal shoe pattern. Our ancestors had probably similar problems. I took rough pattern from Viking era and Late Iron age shoes found from Russia. Sole is made of 3 parts sewn together hair facing each other. This makes boots less slippery. Boots were sewn with turn shoe technique. Seams are reinforced with 5mm trim cut from very stiff reindeer hide.


I still need some kind of bands for tying boots around my feet.
Hopefully there would soon be proper cold days. I want to test these shoes in snow!