Shoes and Pattens – Part of the Museum of London’s Medieval Finds from Excavations in London series, this book contains details on the excavated archaeological footwear found in the London sites spanning roughly 1150 to 1450.
Stepping Through Time – A broad history of archaeological shoes and pattens (wooden or cork overshoes) spanning 800 to 1800 AD. This book contains a lot of detailed information including patterns and specifics about stitches and materials used.
Archaeological Footwear – An extremely detailed book spanning from prehistory to about 1600 AD. This book in some respects is even more detailed than Stepping Through Time and gives rich information on patterns, reconstructions, techniques etc. Along with the other shoe-related books these make a very robust resource on reconstructing and understanding historical footwear.
Purses in Pieces – From the same author of Stepping Through Time, this book details archaeological finds of some other very interesting leather goods; purses, cases, pouches and bags, all essential to the medieval re-creationist.
Knives and Scabbards – Also part of the Museum of London Medieval Finds from Excavations in London series. This book goes into wonderful detail about different types of knives and their accompanying sheathes. The evolution of the construction methods of knives becomes clear, along with detailed images of how leather sheathes and scabbards were decorated and tooled to hold these objects.
Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York (pdf) – A freely available e-book from the York Archaeological Trust. This pdf contains detailed information on leather goods such as shoes, scabbards and even an excavated archer’s bracer from the York finds.