Welcome to Robert Land Footwear Ltd.
Welcome to the website of Robert Land Historic Shoes. A small (one, two man) shop specializing in the reproduction of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century shoes and boots.
News and updates as of Feb 25, 2014
FINALLY, TOOK DOWN MY CHRISTMAS MESSAGE!
HOB NAILS. DO NOT ORDER BOOTS WITH HOBNAILED SOLES OPTION.
I AM SOLD OUT OF HOBNAILS. NONE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!
I HOPE SPRING HAS FINALLY STARTED TO SHOW UP. I NOTICED THE SNOWBANKS AROUND HERE ARE NOW COMPRESSED TO 5 FEET TALL FROM 6, (March 22, now they're down to 4 feet. Will it ever end) AND I SAW THE SUN THE OTHER DAY!
Spring has sprung in my order book also. A lot of people are thinking ahead Very smart, thank you. If you were looking last year for shoes from me please remember I got so busy in the late spring I actually shut the website down and stopped taking orders, because I was at my capacity, and beyond. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Don't leave things till the week before your event. That's no fun for anyone then.
I currently have a bit of backlog, and should have that cleaned up this week. So long as we don't get another snow storm! I still welcome everyone's order, if they are in stock, your shoes will be on the road within a few days, if Backordered I'll make them up and ship them out in around four weeks.
IF YOU SEE THE WORD BACKORDER ON YOUR FINAL INVOICE, IT MEANS I HAVE TO MAKE THE SHOES TO FILL YOUR ORDER. FOUR WEEKS + / - IS THE TIME IT WILL TAKE TO COMPLETE THESE AND MAIL THEM OUT. IF THEY ARE NOT INSTOCK (BACKORDER) YOU WILL NOT HAVE THEM 3 DAYS AFTER YOU ORDER! IF THEY ARE INSTOCK THEY WILL BE MAILED WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS, NOT ON YOUR DOORSTEP IN 3 DAYS. PLEASE THINK AHEAD. YOU ARE DEALING WITH A ONE MAN SHOP, AND THERE'S ONLY SO MANY HOURS IN A DAY.
I am going to leave my little rant below here on my homepage. Many people have given me congrats for coming right out and saying this. And I stand by it 100%
I am not Walmart, or Amazon.com. They give you low quality, but they give it to you cheap and fast. I'll speed things up. But, I won't give you crap. I don't have 30,000 employees or sales greater than the GNP of some small countries. I am ONE man who makes good handmade shoes. If you don't want to wait for something that is hand made, goodbye, and go back to Walmart. Sorry for the rant. I do my best. It's been a long hard year.
Please note our shipping charges, methods and policies HAVE CHANGED AS OF MAY 01, 2013 Visit the "our policies" link to view.
I may be contacted by email at email@example.com
I prefer email over phone calls as I can review and print messages.
WHO SELLS OUR SHOES
These companies sell our shoes at retail.
-S.G. Marinos, 900 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg PA (717) 334-9376.
S.G. Marinos has a selection of Brogans, and workman's boots, and other men's C.W. shoes
-Abraham's Lady, 25 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg PA (717) 338-1798
Full size runs of balmoral boots and black side lacing shoes
Corner clothiers does not have any of our shoes at this moment. Kara has some of the finest handmade men's
clothing available for the civil war period. Please use the link below to see her products
-S & S Sutlers, 331 Buford Ave.
Gettysburg PA (717) 338-1990
S & S has Brogans and workman's boots
-Roy Najecki, Chepachet RI
Roy has buckle shoes and Hilow boots
-James Country Mercantile
111 N. Main St, Liberty. MO
James Country for C.W. Brogans, and other men's shoes
I will add and delete information in this section as the need arises. I hope this will keep my customers updated in what's going on.