are well recorded as going around barefooted. This was not due to poverty
as some have suggested, but a cultural thing. That is not to say that
shoes were not worn. Shoes appear in written records, various depictions
in stone and in manuscripts and some bog finds.
word Bróg (plural Bróga), from which we get the modern
word brogue/brogues is very old and refered to any type of footwear
but in later times referd to a one piece shoe which was wrapped around
the foot and gathered around the toes with a leather thong.
and boots were also worn although much rarer.