About this object

  • ID:

    BC72[250]<3777/1>

  • Production date:

    Late Medieval; c. 1350

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Effect of the Black Death and Medicine: Death and Disease

  • As well as telling us about changes in fashion, shoes can yield information about the health of the wearer's feet. This shoe dates from around 1350. It was probably worn by a poor person and the shoe is most-likely second-hand. It has been cut on the front and sides to alleviate the pressure on a foot deformed by both a 'hammer toe' and a bunion. The toes would have been bunched in a claw-like manner, whilst the bunion would have caused a large swelling on the side of the foot, below the big toe.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    L 235 mm; H 550 mm (at ankle)

  • Materials

    leather

  • Last Updated

    2018-03-05

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    archaeological archive

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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