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J. Paul Getty Trust: Uncomfortable Shoes of the Middle Ages
January 26, 2023
LOS ANGELES, California, Jan. 26 -- The J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following news release:

Ever worn uncomfortable shoes in the name of fashion?

You have something in common with the glitterati of late medieval Europe!

Pointy-toed shoes were all the rage, especially in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Called "poulaines" or "cracows," they appear mostly on men in manuscript illuminations from the time. However, as you can see . . .

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