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09:43 Jan 31, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: crackowes
Type of shoes worn by men in the 1300s
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napolainasAlbert Golub
napolainasxxxPaul Roige
naPolainasxxxOso
napoulainesMaria McCollum


  

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17 mins
poulaines


Explanation:
By the 12th century, as a result of contact with the East through the Crusades, men's shoes with pointed toes, worn with tight hose made of silk, velvet, or soft leather, became fashionable. Called crackows or poulaines, they featured toes as long as 60 cm (24 in), shaped by whalebone and stuffing and sometimes chained to the knees. Commoners wore shorter, 15-cm (6-in) points. Wooden clogs (pattens) protected such shoes outdoors, and loose-topped boots were used for riding.
Espero que esto te ayude!
Suerte ;-)


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Maria McCollum
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17 mins
Polainas


Explanation:
The most characteristic footwear of the fourteenth century were, however, the pointed shoes, called crackowes or poulaines, believed to be derived from Poland. The length of the toe was said to indicate the rank of the wearer, becoming more and more exaggerated by the end of the century. Among the main causes of the Christian army's defeat at the battlefield of Nicopolis in 1396 was supposedly the French knights' inability to run due to their shoes' length.

More info @ www.ceu.hu/medstud/manual/SRM/male.htm

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xxxOso
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Albert Golub
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23 mins
polainas


Explanation:
Hola. It's also called "poulaines":
"Costumes and courtiers: garments and fashion ideas in late ... footwear of the fourteenth century were, however, the pointed shoes, called crackowes or poulaines, believed to be derived from Poland". Which brought me to "polainas", as in link 2: "Los germanos solían utilizar ...una camisa de lino hasta las rodillas sobre la que se ponía una túnica, pantalones con polainas y botas o zuecos, dependiendo de la condición social...". Good luck with it :-)



    Reference: http://www.ceu.hu/medstud/manual/SRM/male.htm
    Reference: http://www.artehistoria.com/historia/contextos/920.htm
xxxPaul Roige
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25 mins
polainas


Explanation:
oso is right those shoes were called "a la poulaine" in french, i'm french and i immediately got the french word
took me longer to find "polainas"
www.iztapalapa.uam.mx
they were called crackowes for the polish city Krakow

Albert Golub
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