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U S Military Footwear

Our Prices Below Includes many features, some of which others charge extra for

  • Hand Applied Period Finish----NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • Soles Finished As Per Originals----NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • Wide Widths and Larger Sizes-------NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • Each Pair Custom Made Specifically For The Buyer---NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • Pair Of Quality Leather Laces ----NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • Customer Support Service Before and After Purchase­----NO EXTRA CHARGE

Jefferson Bootees
By the time of the Civil War,  the military establishment had improved upon the bootee design by scalloping the rear of the quarter to improve wear.  Field use in the Mexican war saw soldiers cutting this modification into their shoes.  The government took the hint and redesigned the shoe.  Before the war,  the regular army received shoes from Schuykill Arsenal that were entirely hand-sewn.  At the outbreak of the Civil War it became necessary to contract for large numbers of shoes.  The shoe manufacturers received sample shoes but attached the soles by whatever method was being used in their facility. For this reason,  contract shoes were divided into four groups: Hand-sewn, Machine- sewn, Hand-pegged, and Machine-pegged.  The upper design remained the same with minor variations in sewing of the uppers

 

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Sewn Sole Jefferson Bootees also known as Jefferson Brogans

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Our Jeffeson Bootee or Brogan

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Original Jefferson Bootee or Brogan

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Sewn Sole Jefferson Bootees also known as Jefferson Brogans

The first sole is machine sewn on a McKay Chain Stitch Sewing Machine and the outer sole is sewn to the first layer with waxed linen thread just as they did during the civil war. The uppers are made of top grade black waxed-flesh leather tanned to our specifications.  They have four eyelets in the quarters and two in the tongues. The heels are hand nailed with iron square cut nails as were the originals.  They are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. The uppers, like those of all our footwear, are carefully patterned from original specimens, period patterns and government specifications. The soles and uppers are stitched with the same number of stitches per inch as the originals.

 (Click Here to compare our reproduction to originals and learn more about our historically correct footwear. You will be returned to this page.)

 
 
JB-1-----------$195.00

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JB-2

Pegged Sole Jefferson Bootees also known as Jefferson Brogans

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Our Jeffeson Bootee or Brogan

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Original Jefferson Bootee or Brogan

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Pegged Sole Jefferson Bootees also known as Jefferson Brogans

This is the wartime contract Jefferson Bootee with pegged soles. The soles are pegged 4-5 pegs per inch in a single row, same as specified for the originals.  The uppers are made of top grade black waxed-flesh leather tanned to our specifications.  They have four eyelets in the quarters and two in the tongues. The heels are hand nailed with iron square cut nails as were the originals.  They are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. The uppers, like those of all our footwear, are carefully patterned from original specimens, period patterns and government specifications.

 (Click Here to compare our reproduction to originals and learn more about our historically correct footwear. You will be returned to this page.)

 
 
 
JB-2---------$195.00                                       

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JB-SPO - Deluxe Model Special Order Jefferson Bootee

                                   With Hand-Sewn Welt

 

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Cross cut showing hand-sewn welt

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Deluxe Model With Hand-Sewn Welt-Special Order Jefferson Bootee

Our deluxe model Jefferson Bootee for customer who desire the highest quality brogan. They are a reproduction of the government produced Jefferson bootee. They are made with completely hand-sewn welts and feature a hand pegged sole leather shank just like the period originals. This makes for an extremely flexible shoe.  The welt  sewn soles utilize a heavy 9-10 iron (approx. 3/16 inch thick) insole, skillfully channeled to enable the welt, upper and insole to be united with a hand sewn seam.  

The uppers are made of top grade black waxed-flesh leather tanned to our specifications.   The heels are hand nailed with iron square cut nails as were the originals.  They are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. The uppers, like those of all our footwear, are carefully patterned from original specimens, period patterns and government specifications.

By modern standards, they are expensive to produce due to the large amount of bench time and hand work required. But they are a great investment in authenticity, quality and comfort sure to please for years to come with proper care. 

 

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SPO-JB----------$330.00

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JB-3 Jefferson Bootee Known To Have Been Used By Western Federal Forces Early In The Civil War.

JB-3 Pegged Sole
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Style with known usage by western federal forces.

 

This is a copy of a brogan known to have been used by western Federal forces early in the Civil War.  Volunteers often received their initial outfits from their state governments and the shoes were purchased locally.  They make a nice addition to your footwear collection.

The soles are pegged 4-5 pegs per inch in a single row and heels are hand nailed with iron square cut nails same as the originals.  The uppers are made of top grade black leather and  are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. The uppers, like those of all our footwear, are carefully patterned from original specimens, period patterns and government specifications.

 (Click Here to compare our reproduction to originals and learn more about our historically correct footwear. You will be returned to this page.)

 
 
 
JB-3---------$195.00                                       

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JB-4  Jefferson Bootee With External Heel Counters, Pieced Tongues and Double Soles Attached With Double Row Of Pegs.

    

JB-4 Pegged Sole
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Originals of this style of brogans have been found bearing New York inspector's marks. Similar shoes have been excavated at Ft. McAllister, Georgia in the path of Hazen's Brigade.  It is quite possible that these were shoes the government had made for issue to contrabands.  

 

They feature three lace holes, external heel counters, pieced tongues, double soles attached with double rows of pegs. The heels are hand nailed with iron square cut nails as were the originals.  They are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. The uppers are completely machine chain stitched as were the original shoes. Like all our footwear they carefully patterned from the original specimens(Click Here to compare our reproduction to originals and learn more about our historically correct footwear. You will be returned to this page.)

 
 
JB-4---------$210.00                                       

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EN-2 - High Top Bootee

EN-2 High Top Bootee
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EN-2  High Top Bootee

 

A shoe of this design may have been first issued to riflemen and cadets in 1816. By 1821, it seems to have  been issued to enlisted men of all corps. (Along with low-quartered shoes.)   

  

They have sewn soles and the heels are hand pegged. The uppers, made of top grade black waxed flesh leather, feature the binding reinforcement of the lace hole area and hand sewn butted seams. They are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. 

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SPO-JB---------

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MW-1 - Mexican War Bootee

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MW-1 Mexican War Bootee

 

By the mid-1840’s, the U S Army had adopted the high quartered Jefferson Shoe without binding. This was the style of footwear that was used in the Mexican War. Our sewn sole Mexican War High-quartered Shoe is a faithful copy of the originals.


The uppers are made of top grade black waxed-flesh leather tanned to our specifications.  They have four eyelets in the quarters.  The heels are hand nailed with iron square cut nails as were the originals.  They are built on copies of original lasts in our private collection that were reproduced, under contract, exclusively for Missouri Boot and Shoe Company. The uppers, like those of all our footwear, are carefully patterned from original specimens, period patterns and government specifications.

(Click Here to compare our reproduction to originals and learn more about our historically correct footwear. You will be returned to this page.)

 

 

MW-1---------$195.00

 

 

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Order Form and InstructionsTo Order Your Shoes
Print Off A Copy of Mail
In Order Form. All accepted
methods of of Payment
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smallform.jpg

Hobnails & Heel Rims Don't Forget To Order
  • Hobnail Pattern
  • Heel Rims
  • Spare Pair of Laces
  • Wool Sock Liners
  • Shoe Care Products

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