The Camp Shoe – Massive Reduction – End of Line
The word camp shoe is actually a misconception for the Canvas Shoe made by the thousands for the confederates mid to late war with the union blockade and the union getting ever closer on land supples of the leather quickly dwindled as making other leather equipment became a priority such as horse equipment holsters cartridge boxes belts etc. So shoes were made out of other materials for example the Civil War Museum former the museum of the Confederacy has a pair of such shoe which survived made with a solid wooden sole and canvas upper with a leather reinforced toe. There must of been many cobblers making these in all different combinations.
Our interpretation is of leather reinforced toe and heel, stitched leather sole and canvas body, made in the same style as the Jefferson Davies boot.