Laced poulaines with distinctively curved points
During the High Middle Ages, men began to wear long-toed shoes called poulaines. Young men stuffed wool, horsehair or moss into the toe extensions to keep them erect. Blatantly phallic and sometimes so long that attachments with a chain to the knee were needed to prevent tripping. Small bells were often attached to the tip, indicating that the wearer was a willing partner for a sexual frolic. More information...
Laced poulaines with distinctively curved points, 13th - 14th century
Material: genuine cow leather, rubber and possibly metal nails
These shoes are available in standard EUR sizes. If you select the size "made-to-measure", they will be manufactured according to this measurement chart. Please fill it in after you finish your order.
Care of the Laced poulaines
The shoes are treated with a balm containing beeswax. The shoes are made of genuine leather. You can treat them with various shoe care products. The balm softens the leather soft and waterproofs it. Moreover, it makes the leather darker. If you do not have the balm, you can also use oil for leather or a normal shoe polish. The shoe polish can easily tone the leather colour and cover minor imperfections (e.g. scuffed shoe tips).
Note on the size selection "made to measure": If you order tailor-made shoes from us and wear orthopaedic insoles, it is necessary to send them to us. The shoe manufacturer infixes the shoe inserts exactly and you can then look forward to the shoes fitting perfectly.