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Medieval people suffered for fashion with their extremely pointy shoes – Ars Technica

Skeletons from 14th and 15th centuries had higher rate of bunions than earlier remains

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Enlarge/ Detail showing fashionable pointed shoes of two English courtiers of Richard II, 14th century. One has two different colored shoes and chains hanging from his knees. Hand-painted copy of 14th-century art (c. 1847).
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