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Bohemond Boots
« on: 2015-09-04, 04:31:53 »
Anyone have any experience with Bohemond Boots?  The ankle boots Sir Ian suggested over at Viking Leathercrafts for DoK have been out of stock for months (the owner said he should have some in in time, but I'm getting a bit nervous). Anyway, I'm eyeing these:
http://www.bootsbybohemond.net/index.php/shop-ii/product/18-medieval-ankle-shoe
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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #1 on: 2015-09-04, 17:49:04 »
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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #2 on: 2015-09-06, 00:20:23 »
Well I don't know about their boots, but I have ordered from Bohemond in the past and that process was quick and painless, and the item I ordered (a knife) arrived fairly quickly. I guess that's not really much help, though. :-\

It looks like the Bohemond shoes are proper turn shoes whereas the Garb ones are the hob-nailed type like the Viking Leathercraft ones.
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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #3 on: 2015-09-06, 20:45:46 »
I've bought all the medieval shoes and boots I own from Bohemond (7 pairs I think) , and they have good quality and consistency. Nice experience for midrange medieval footwear IMO.

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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #4 on: 2015-09-07, 00:59:50 »
Certain models of their turnshoes have hardened leather slip-and-slide soles.  The patterns are ok, but I was not pleased with the overall product in the particular model I purchased.  They were like walking on ice because the soles had been either treated with something or compressed to harden them, and the result is an ice-skate without the ice.  They are what drove me to learn to make shoes.  I've  no experience with that model specifically and cannot comment on the soles they have on them.
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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #5 on: 2015-09-08, 13:48:19 »
I bought some Jorvik Toggle boots form them. Got to me in time time and the quality was OKAY. I got a vibram sole on mine as it was for LARP and the cement in the kitchen (I am a tavernkeep) is slippery as is...I wearing them down pretty quickly and the glue used is starting to come undone. To be fair I use them once a month at LARP and pretty regularly for mundane uses (go to work, out with friends, etc)...

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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #6 on: 2015-09-09, 01:30:58 »
I own 2 Bohemond boots, the saxons and the persians. After 2 seasons of wear I had to replace the soles (as above, the glue was coming apart) and I wanted a better heel for riding. Even so, they were well worth the money and are very comfortable. I do wish he had a better range of colors.
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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #7 on: 2015-09-09, 18:51:44 »
I ended up going with the Garb the World ones. I think they might even be the same shoe Viking Leathercraft carries. I'll post a review once they arrive. Slippery soles and glue coming apart sealed the deal for me.
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Re: Bohemond Boots
« Reply #8 on: 2015-09-11, 22:59:48 »
The 2 toggle boots that are in my pic are from Bohemond. I expected them to last 2 years and it's been 5-ish with some repairs. I expect to get another few years out of them given the little use I'm putting them too at the moment.
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