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Reducing wear[edit]

I imagine the function of hobnails was to reduce wear on the leather sole by transfering it to something more durable and greatly extending the service life of the caliga (or at least the sole and upper. The hobnails could perhaps be recycled a few times).

Think horseshoes for humans.--Fulminouscherub 22:00, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Calling these things boots is a little silly. They are clearly a type of sandal. (talk) 21:00, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

They are clearly not sandals, as explained in the article following the terminology used by the Romans. "From Rome onwards and over many centuries these boots conquered the larger part of the known world." Can this be reedited to not be overly dramatic? I edited the article to hopefully make it a little more neutral and flow better. Umma Kynes 14:08, 25 April 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ummakynes (talkcontribs)