ATG Quirkies: Why Were Medieval Europeans So Obsessed With Long, Pointy Shoes?

by | Jun 17, 2019 | 0 comments

This post on the Atlas Obscura website highlights “perhaps one of the silliest and most fascinating trends in medieval fashion… – the carrot-shaped shoes that tapered to impish tips” that dominated men’s footwear fashion.



It’s based on the research of “Rebecca Shawcross, the author of Shoes: An Illustrated History. Shawcross also serves as the shoe resources officer at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery in England, which claims to have the world’s largest collection of shoes.”

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