August 5, 2023

Poulaine was an extravagant and intriguing shoe style of the medieval period, mostly worn in the 14th and 15th centuries. Poulaines had a distinctive and extremely elongated pointed toe, which sometimes could be so long that they needed a whalebone or a string tying it below the knees, to allow the wearer to walk at least a little bit more freely. Initially were invented in Poland, then spread across Europe reaching upper-class England in 1382, during the reign of Richard II.

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