|Extant Regency shoes, used as reference for the Pemberlies.|
I want the "Pemberley" Regency shoes to be durable, comfortable, beautiful...but also affordable. Your vote in this poll will help us decide if it is appropriate to substitute a man-made sole for the leather one, to achieve a more affordable price.
The synthetic soles are smooth, thicker than the leather, and extremely durable. They are very similar in appearance, and in my experience I was able to dance in them with no trouble at all. They are obviously not historically accurate, but they are also on the bottoms of the feet.
So...how do you feel about the question?