thesilicontribesman: Roman Shoes at the fort o…

thesilicontribesman:

Roman Shoes at the fort of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall, 24.2.18.

421 shoes were found during excavations of the Roman fort of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall. They were made for men, women and children and reflect a range of styles and influences from across the Empire. The conditions of the soil and the deep level of excavation preserved the leather and materials very well. However, the fourth image is the only complete pair of shoes found at the site.