It is interesting to know that our ancestors were, where did this name, and who was wearing what.
Cognitive information from the Middle Ages to the XIX century.
History of shoes more than one millennium. The most reliable information about what kind of shoes worn by our ancestors date back to the existence of ancient Egypt and Greece. At the time there were all sorts of popular sandals that were made so that the shoe can be distinguished representatives of different social classes. In addition, men's and women's shoes vary in color and embroidery and pearl jewelry pointed out that these shoes designed for special occasions.
Medieval Europe has proposed to replace the sandals shoes with long, upturned noses. Since that time, the fashion for shoes easier to follow - from paintings, engravings and illustrations. In addition, the shoes of the time quite well represented in museums.
In the Middle Ages particularly interesting Crakow - shoes with long, upturned noses, which are often decorated with bells or bells.
French King Philip IV even issued a special law under which all the nobles had to wear these shoes only. In the XIV century the length of the shoes showed the nobility of their owner: the nose shoes increased in length, depending on rank. To walk comfortably and not stumble, very long noses bent end shoes tied to the foot of twine. This form of noses shoes persisted even in armor.
Crakow in painting and armor element, exhibited in the museum
Fragment of the picture and the exhibits of the museum (approximately XIV-XV century)
Image on a wooden canvas: Holy Georgy slaying the dragon.
In the Renaissance, shoes made of leather, velvet, silk and wool fabric in different colors. Wore boots and shoes made of soft leather or suede. Externally, the shoes of those times are increasingly approaching the models that we wear today. Shoes decorated with patterned perforations in the manufacture of materials used in different colors.
Women's shoes, made in Italy (1605 g)
In the XV century shoes have become more convenient due to the fact that changed, becoming shorter and wider (such models are called "cow snout"). With the increase and expansion of the front of a pair of tapered and decreased back, and in the 20s of the XVI century shoes have become so small that they could hardly stand, and so strings were attached on the rise.