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 Dec 12, 2013
ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY, IT'S NOW TOO LATE. I CANNOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS ANY MORE WITHOUT USING VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE EXPIDITED SHIPPING.
THANK YOU TOO EVERYONE WHO HAVE PURCHASED SHOES AND BOOTS THIS YEAR.
I WISH ONE AND ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
I currently have no major backlog and 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 within a few weeks.
I have Just returned home from the Largest Gettysburg Remembrance day Parade ever in November. Wow! I had all my inventory of Civil War period shoes with me. And sold almost all of them. So if you are looking for my shoes and want them before Christmas. Please visit the websites of, or give these fine merchants a call. Abraham's Lady has several pair of my Balmoral boots in popular sizes. S & S Sutlers has a few pair left of my basic 4 eyelet bootees, S.G. Marinos has about 20 pair of brogans, several 5 eyelet brogans and a few camp shoes. James Country mercantile has lots of pegged sole 4 eyelet brogans, and all of these shoes are sitting ready to go out the door to you! Their contact info is below.
IF YOU SEE THE WORD BACKORDER ON YOUR FINAL INVOICE, IT MEANS I HAVE TO MAKE THE SHOES TO FILL YOUR ORDER. 3-4 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. Visit the "our policies" link to view.
I may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.