Gallery: footwear

The oldest type of footwear is peasant sandals (opinci) worn with woollen or felt foot wraps (obiele) or woollen socks (caltuni). Boots were introduced during Ottoman times, and were worn first by the upper classes, only becoming available to the richer peasants in the 19th century. Men’s calf length boots (cizme) were made of black leather. Women in Sibiu, Mediaș and Făgăraș wear a ankle height laced black boots called gheată (pl. ghete).

Published on 24th February 2018, last modified on 25th February 2018