Types and names of peasant footwear listed by Country

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Country Type and name
Romania Leather peasant sandals called opinci
Romania - Huţul population in north, came from area round Kiev in 17thC Leather sandals known as postole
Bulgaria North Leather sandals known as tsarvouli, kondouri, kalevri, emenii, mestyuve,opinki, vruvchanki, tozlutsi, opintsi, opanak
Bulgaria Central Leather sandals known as tsârvouli,koundri, kalevri, emenii
Bulgaria West Leather sandals known as opintsi, kalevri, konduri, emenii, tozlutsi
Macedonia Leather sandals known as opinci, laces called 'oputi'
Slovenia Leather sandals known as opanek, opanke
Croatia - Istria Leather sandals known as opanak pl. opanki
Croatia - Dinaric region Leather sandals known as opanky, oputaši or pripletenjaci
Croatia  - Pannonia Region Leather sandals known as opanky, opanke
Serbia Leather sandals known as opanek, opanak, opanka
Serbia (Šumadija) Leather sandals known as opanci, vrncani. crveni, donaši
Albania Leather sandals known in past as opingă, more recently as opangă
Greece (ancient)

Leather sandals called krepis, krepidos

Greece Saraksani Knitted slippers called atuna
Leather slippers called kondopatuna, kaltsuna, tsaruca
Ancient Romans Leather sandals called carbatina 
 

Italy

Leather sandals
Czech Republic Leather sandals known as opanki
Slovakia Leather sandals called krpce, krbce
Poland - Kurpiowski region Leather shoes worn by men called kurpie
Poland - Biigorajski-Tarnogrodzki Leather shoes worn by women called chodaki
Poland - Podhalanski Leather shoes worn by men & women called kierpce
Poland Podlaski Bast slippers called lapci made from birch or linden bark bound to legs with long thongs
Latvia Leather shoes called Kurpe
Finland Bast shoes, leather shoes with sole
Lithuania Leather shoes called Nagines, Kojinos
Bast shoes called vyzos

Solid wooden shoes called klompes

Ukraine Leather shoes - porshni, postoly, knodaky, morschenytsi
Belarus Bast-shoes luptsi
Ukraine (north) ,Belorssia, Russia Bast shoes called  lychaky  
Russia Bast-shoes lapcie or lapti
France and Spain Sandals made with rope soles and a  canvas or cotton fabric upper called espadrilles
France

Sabot – clog made of piece of hollowed out wood

Gemany Klomp - clog made of piece of hollowed out wood
Netherlands Dutch clog made of hollowed out wood called  galoshas
Lithuania Klumpes-žaseles - Clog made of a piece of hollowed out wood decorated with carved patterns

 

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