Missouri Boot & Shoe Home Page

Historically Correct Footwear

acceptextblack.jpg
pointinghandicon2.jpg
To Return to our Home Page To Select Items Off The Menu And Continue Shopping Use Your Back Button Or Return Link At Bottom Of This Page
Now Let's Make Some Comparisons.........

First Let's Compare The Profile Of An Example Of Original Footwear
To
 The Profile Of Our Reproduction On Right
Then To The Profile Of A "Sutler Row" Reproduction on Left
Which One Looks Like The Original?

 

Which reproduction footwear do you want to wear?

origjeffbootee.jpg
Profile Of An Original Jefferson Bootee or Brogan
sutlerrowjeffbootee.jpg
Profile of A "Sutler Row" Reproduction
profilembsjb.jpg
Profile Of Our Reproduction Jeffeson Bootee or Brogan
 
Next Let's Compare The Sole Shape Of An Example Of Original Footwear
To
 The Sole Shape Of Our Reproduction On Right
Then To The Sole Shape Of A "Sutler Row" Reproduction on Left
Which Sole Shape Looks Like The Original?

 

Which reproduction sole shape do you want on your footwear?

origbottom.jpg
Sole of an Original Civil War Era Boot showing shape
sutlerrowbottom.jpg
"Sutler Row" Reproduction Sole Showing Shape
mbscbottomleftface.jpg
Our Reproduction Footwear Showing Sole Shape. (shown here with optional heel rim)
Our high quality reproduction footwear is built on copies of original lasts* in our private collection. These unused dated pattern lasts were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company by a major United States last manufacturer.
 

The uppers of our footwear are patterned form original specimens, original patterns, government specifications and, occasionaly, period artwork and photographs.
 
We have in our private collection a number of pieces of original footwear, and a complete set of original, proportional sliding boot makers patterns patented in 1863.
 
Missouri Boot and Shoe Company is dedicated to providing its customers with highly detailed, museum quality reproductions of original footwear.
 
To learn more of our orginal tools and patterns, our study collection of original items and about our extensive research go to our home page and click on-Learn More About Our Historical Accuracy
 *Lasts-The varied size forms that shoes and boots are shaped on.
 
Comparison of Our Footwear
              to Original &  "Sutler Row " Footwear
 
Our high quality reproduction footwear is built on copies of original lasts* in our private collection. These unused dated pattern lasts were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company by a major United States last manufacturer.
 

The uppers of our footwear are patterned form original specimens, original patterns, government specifications and, occasionaly, period artwork and photographs.
 
We have in our private collection a number of pieces of original footwear, and a complete set of original, proportional sliding boot makers patterns patented in 1863. (see these and other original tools pictured below)
 
Missouri Boot and Shoe Company is dedicated to providing its customers with highly detailed, museum quality reproductions of original footwear.
*Lasts-The varied size forms that shoes and boots are shaped on.
 
 
 
Why Our Boots Are The Most Historically
                 Correct On The Market Today?

By combining over 30 years of experience in hand boot making with intensive research, maintaining a large study collection of original footwear, patterns, tools, period specifications  and using only top quality materials  Missouri Boot & Shoe Company is able to produce the most historically correct reproduction boots on the market.

 

We are please to share with you photos of some of our original tools and patterns.

bootvamppat.jpg
redbandedboot.jpg
Our 16x18 Inch CVB-2 Boot
pattendateblowout.jpg
With the assistance of these original brass adjustable boot and vamp patterns dated 1863 we are able to produce truly authentic historically correct boots.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Original Pattern Lasts
orig1862last.jpg

These original pattern lasts were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company by a major United States last manufacturer. In the close up at left the year 1862 can be seen stamped to the wood of the original pattern last.

closeup1862yellow.jpg

Last not only allow for correct sizing of footwear but give the shoe or boot it's unique shape and style. Since we build our footwer on exact copies of Civil War era last we can produce authentic styled footware. Modified, modern day, lasts often used by "sutler row" can not provide the same results.

 

 

.

. H. Smith Pegging Jack 
ghsmithlastingjack.jpg

We also have a rare original G. H. Smith Pegging Jack patent dated Sept. 8-1863. Just another example of the attention we give to finding the right tools for the job in our quest to make the finest reproduction footwear available anywhere on the market today.

 

In the close up photograph on the right you can clearly read the raised letters on top of the jack.

smithjackpatdate.jpg

The Right Tools For The Job

Over many years we have strived to

constantly improve our products by

collecting as many original examples,

patterns, tools and specifications for

our reproduction Civil War era products

as possible. We are pleased to share with

you in this section photos of some of our

original boot and shoe patterns as well as

tools and footwear last.

ghsmithlastingjack.jpg
We believe you can see our commitment
to always making the most authentic
reproduction footwear on the market. 
 

To achieve this high level of

authenticity and craftsmanship

we use only the finest leathers

and go to great length to collect

and study many original works

to reproduce.

 

We invest in anything that can

aid us in our quest to maintain

these high standards.

bootvamppat.jpg
Boot Vamp Sizing Pattern-Patent Dated 1863
brassbootquarter.jpg

Adjustable Boot Quarter Pattern Patent Dated 1863

Fully Adjustable Brogan Quarter Pattern

adjustbroganqtrpat.jpg

Also shown are two sets of ladies

Adjustable patterns and a fully

adjustable  brogan quarter pattern

ladiesvamppat1.jpg
Adjustable Ladies Shoe Vamp Pattern
ladiesvamppat.jpg

Ladies Shoe Vamp Pattern

ladiesqtrpattern.jpg

Adjustable Ladies Shoe Quarter Pattern

 

ladiesadjqtrpat.jpg

Ladies Shoe Quarter Pattern

 

 

 

 

acceptextblack.jpg

72shoessoleside60dcp2463.jpg

US Military Footwear

jb-3singleshoe.jpg
cs-4.jpg

Confederate Military Footwear

cs-1.jpg

Civilian Footwear

buckelshoe.jpg

fitfoowearsm.jpg

Military & Civilian Pull On Boots

60boot-bo3.jpg

Footwear Repair

shoehammer1.jpg

Hobnails & Heel Rims

hobnailcs3eog.jpg

U. S. Knapsacks

dbksearlywarback.jpg

Confederate Knapsacks

sbksback2.jpg

Military & Civilian Haversacks

2csoilhavclosed.jpg

U. S. Accoutrements
Sold In
Sets and Individually

capstandard.jpg

U.S. Accoutrement Sets

U.S. Cartridge Boxes

U.S. Cap Boxes

U. S. Shoulder Belts-Waist Belts-Plates

U. S. Scabbards, Gun & Canteen Straps

Confederate Accoutrements
Sold In
Sets and Individually
batonrougeset.jpg

Confederate Accoutrements Sets

Confederate Bayonets

C.S. Belts, Slings, Straps and Plates

huberdscan.jpg

Leather and Footwear Care Products

Footwear Care How To Guide

shoecarelaces.jpg

button2topview.jpg

C. S. Wooden Buttons

Learn More About Our Historical Accuracy

orig1862last.jpg

Refund, Exchange and Shipping Policy

prioritymailbox.jpg

Order Form and Instructions For Placing Order

handwithpencil.jpg

How to Measure Your Feet

yellowclothtape.jpg

*
*

*

*

Product Index on HOME PAGE

Missouri Boot & Shoe CO * 951 Burr Crossing RD * Neosho, MO * USA * 64850*
*Phone 417-451-6100*
Copyright 2000 Missouri Boot & Shoe Company  Web Design By Voyager Creative Design Works