Greg wrote:Armed combat involving the sword and many other weapons involves very fluid footwork, with the feet never really coming off the ground, but instead sliding or "shifting" as the blade moves and combatants interact. Turnshoes are actually superbly designed for this very purpose...SCA'ers that you see running the field in full armor and cleats are after very different goals and using very different means than a period fighter whose intent is to kill or be killed.Elwindil wrote:I've not worn turnshoes before, how are they for fighting in? would you want something different if you were going to have to eventually confront your foes?
Let us also consider the terrain a ranger would find themselves engaged in. Likely it would not allow for as fluid of footwork as you would get in a more climate controlled training space. But to that end also for those in doubt it is also crucial to be able feel what is under foot in those critical moments. Something you cannot do in a heavier sole.
Looking at form and function I guess it is important to remember that Roman’s used hobnails in a military sense rather than a woodland one because they fought locked in a formation and needed the extra footing to push forward or hold fast in a position.
I think something better fitted will solve many of my issues. I guess it’s time to learn how to make them...