Elizabethan Shoes designed in collaboration between renowned cordwainer Francis Classe and American Duchess. Francis is a craftsman of highly researched, bespoke, reproduction Renaissance footwear. Together, we feel we have created the most stunningly beautiful and historically accurate Elizabethan shoes, constructed of the highest quality calf leather, lined in leather pigskin, and finished with rand construction and a robust, 100% leather sole. No finer example of reproduction Elizabethan footwear can be found (except, of course, made by Francis himself!)


About Us

American Duchess is a small, historical, reproduction footwear company based in Reno, Nevada, USA. It was born from one costumer's inability to find elegant, affordable, comfortable and historically accurate footwear. Partnering with a community of hundreds of frustrated costumers around the world, we now manufacture a growing line of beautifully hand crafted Renaissance, 18th Century, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian shoes as well as reproduction shoe buckles and silk stockings.

Contact Us

+1 775-238-3674
11am - 6pm PDT
920 Matley Ln, Suite 2,
Reno, NV 89502-2160, USA