The study of medieval urban footwear earliest archaeological remains of leather shoes appeared in the 20s. the last century, after the excavation suburban mounds (Artsikhovsky, Arsakova, Liperovsky). In particular, among finds from the pit in the tower Vladimir China-town mentioned '… typical Tatar shoes good condition with sharp, upturned noses. " Rather, in the pit were found discarded shoe oporki (boots flog tops and backs), mistakenly taken for the researcher Tatar shoes. The following collection of leather footwear was formed in 1941.
security at the excavation P. Miller and M. Rabinowitz in charge, on-site proposed construction of a hotel complex "Russia". It is presented in scattered parts of 64 units and pieces of on the cutting, numbering 12 pieces. Location of these excavations and the nature of the cultural layer, where they were collected shoe parts, you can specify only approximately, because a report on these Research has not survived. During the excavation of the barrow group Matveevskoe II has been found an entire shoe leather. In 1951, 1957gg.
In connection with the incipient construction in the charge of the hotel complex "Russia" in Moscow for the first time conducted extensive archaeological work. One of the most popular categories of finds was leather shoes. Despite the fact that the collection were selected, not all leather goods, more than a thousand shoe parts were transferred to the funds deposited in the State Historical Museum. In 2000, during excavations along the route of the Dairy Lane, to fill in the buried gully were found worn parts, leather shoes beginning of the first half of XVIII century., numbering about 500. Congestion was a recycling of used models. The main part of the shoe found here represented lower forms of footwear with soles rantovoy mount (Wexler, 2001) Scattered details of leather shoes, numbering 94 units were collected during archaeological observations in 2001 to build the music center on the Kosmodemyanovskoy waterfront. Until 1783 this area was a flood plain of the Moskva River. The bulk is found here-term footwear has the characteristics of models of modern times, made by the so-called protracted pads (Osipov, 2001).