Contrary to popular belief, Roman soldiers did not wear sandals as a part of their uniform. Their footwear, the Roman Caligae, were more like thick-soled shoes that featured an open shoe shape, which was designed to be comfortable and functional. In Roman society, sandals were actually reserved only for indoor wear. The caligae were thick-soled and had an open look quite similar to that of a sandal, which served the purpose of ventilating a Roman soldiers foot, to allow for comfort, even when under harsh conditions, like forced marches. These caligae feature the same open construction and are made of brown leather. For pure authenticity when it comes to your own Roman military look, nothing beats having a quality pair of Roman Caligae to wear. Not only do they add authenticity to the look, but they are also fairly comfortable, when you consider that the shoes design is actually quite old.
- Modeled after Standard Roman Army Footwear
- Made from Quality Materials
- Adds a Great Look of Authenticity to Roman Looks
- Makes for a Great Medieval Gift Idea
- Made of leather