Leather shoe and replica foot: late 14th century
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Leather shoe of the late 14th century excavated from the riverside at St. Paul's. The large hole on the front of the shoe, was caused by wear from a bunion which is a swelling of the joint associated with displacemnet of the big toe. This condition was worsened by narrow, pointed or badly fitting footwear, which were very fashionable at this time.
1360 AD - 1400 AD