The light shoes did not befriend rain and mud. The thin leather soles wore off even in dry weather very soon –
they were not ordered one by one but by the dozen.
The shoemakers’ craft probably prospered. Its existence in Hungary is evidenced by a surname from as early as 1402.
When winter set in, boots were worn both by women and by men. It is characteristic of the Middle Ages that most types of the footwear were suitable for both sexes.
Light tights sewn from light wool or foot rags were worn in the boots.
But even so, the thin leather soles did not protect from rain and snow… Our resourceful ancestors added wooden soles to their footwear put on with leather straps!