Pointed Renaissance Shoes
Central Europe was able to avoid the pointed shoe craze almost completely, but the shoes simply overran England and France! After a short period (from around 1370 to 1400), the storm had blown over and nobody wore "poulaines" any longer. But the leather shoes with the long, exaggerated tips experienced a true renaissance starting around 1450: the points grew to around half of the length of the shoe and some were even turned up and connected to the shoe tongue. Even some suits of armor were designed to accommodate these extreme shoes. But today, most people realize that grotesque, long shoe tips that need to be tied to their legs or belts are the stuff of fairy tales.
Product No: 6534