PLATE V

MEDIÆVAL SHOES AND PATTENS

No. 1

A SQUARE-TOED, black-leather shoe, minus the heel and side leather, found in excavations in Windmill Street, London. It measures 9½inches, the toe at its widest being 3¼ inches. Late fifteenth century. A similar shape was in use in armour at the same period.

No. 2

A WOODEN patten, made of two flat pieces, overlapping in the centre, and hinged with leather; it retains sufficient of the toe and heel straps to indicate the mode of fastening it to the shoe. It measures 10½ inches in length, and 2 inches at the widest part of the sole. Fourteenth to fifteenth century.

No. 3

TWO views of a wooden patten, 10¼ inches long and 3¾ inches at its widest. From the irregular heights of the projecting supports it would appear to have originally stood on an iron frame. Fourteenth to fifteenth century. From drawings by the Author from examples in the Guildhall Museum, London.