Gothic Leather Shoes Poulaines
Black leather shoes with curved toes
Authentic looking curved leather shoes will be marvelous finishing touch for your gothic costume. It is great footwear for any kind of fantasy or medieval style event, ball and live action role-playing.
Shoes are made of high-quality leather - soft and durable material. Less slippery modern rubber outsole is used instead of leather. The edges of the outsole are processed similarly to the ancient methods to achieve a leathery look. So it will be safe, reliable and historically looking footwear. Exceptional qualities of these shoes are accomplished with a modern shoe last. Coupled with the curved toe (which doesn't obstruct your moves) it turns these shoes into admirably looking and comfortable footwear.
Due to the long and narrow Gothic toes, the soles of these shoes are 8.5-10 cm (3.3"-4") longer than your foot length (depending on the size).
These shoes are made in accordance to historically accurate design. A trend for shoes with pointed toes spread across Europe during the XIV century. It is most likely that this style takes its rise in Poland given that it is known under the name 'poulaine' (from the name of the country 'Poland').
Brought back from their campaigns by crusaders technical knowledge in shoemaking originated fashion for pointed shoes. Before long this footwear became a distinct reflection of welfare and social status of its owner. Domestic lords even edited different documents limiting the length of the toe in accordance to the social position and abundance of the wearer.
The popularity of the pointed shoes faded away at the end of the XV century and was replaced by the wide toe fashion also known as 'cowmouth' or 'bearpow'.
Important note about measurements:
Please be accurate taking your measurements - that influences very much our capability to make shoes that will suit you perfectly. Please also keep in mind that 100% natural leather shoes will stretch so when you are getting your new pair it is normal that it fits very slim. After one or two days of usage, shoes will get your feet shape.
To check how to measure yourself please click here (see video at the bottom of the page).
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note: Brown, Natural and Cream leather shades may vary, as unfortunately we can't control color of leather which comes from our suppliers. Sometimes it may be darker or lighter, so if tone of the leather is important factor for you, please contact us before purchase to ascertain which color exactly we have in stock at the moment. Thank you for understanding.
- 100% natural leather;
- Modern sole.
- Curved toe;
- Rubber outsole;
- Authentic design.