Piked shoe

Schnabelschuhe
of piked shoes
of piked shoes are to have their emergence (over 1089) to the count Fulko von Anjou or Angers owe, who is to have come because of its distorted feet on this idea and long course-sharpened shoes in front carried. More probable it is however that itinto Europe with Poland first in application it came on which the earliest English name, Cracowes (of Krakau) refers to, perhaps; but they were carried already before in the Orient. At the European piked shoes it was however new that the shoes of a pairnot directly, but for the right and were differently cut the left foot.

They became first in 12. and to toward end 13. Century carried, then a time long from the mode and dipped into 14 came. Century in France under the name Poulaines (ship bills). They had carried, also from the women, with the distinguished conditions as far as 2 foot long points, which were stuffed with tow. In order to be able to run thereby better, they became (around 1360)provide in front also sometimes often fastened with a chain or a Agraffe to the leg, in Germany with a Glöckchen. The length of the piked shoes often depended on the conditions of the carrier, on which “on large foot live the phrase” to be led back is. EvenKnights to horses carried temporarily iron (removable) points at their shoes, in order to be fashionably dressed.

In the course of the time carried not only the noble ones, but all layers piked shoes, why in some areas subpopulations only determined a carrying of piked shoeswas permitted and a maximum length of the points was specified. Despite all regimentations held themselves the piked shoes to toward the end 15. Century, where to their place the Entenschnäbel and the completely blunt bear claws or ox muzzles stepped later.

To thatPiked shoes came in the first half 15. Century with both sexes special Unterschuhe or Trippen, those from wood with a coat from leather, exactly after the form of the sole, for the support of the bills arranges langspitzig and to their attachmentwere provided with clamping belts.

The bills were called Gogeln, Gzgeln or also Kogeln.

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