Things That Make Me Smile No.142: Walking in Medieval Times

A fascinating look at how people walked in Medieval times. This is how I used to walk (went barefoot or in flipflops for years) and I still do at times, so I found it interesting to see some of the logic behind those instincts. The author has added a note that there is more to the story than presented in the video, but this offers a starting point at least.

Note: Follow the provided link after you click the start to watch on YouTube as embedded viewing is not permitted.

While not exactly Medieval, Sam from my steampunk series is often scolded for going barefoot, something unacceptable for a young girl in the Victorian Era, but Sam is not exactly your usual female specimen. Find out why for yourself at any online bookstore where the first eBook is free.

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2 Responses to Things That Make Me Smile No.142: Walking in Medieval Times

  1. jjmcgaffey says:

    Heh. I’ve been (trying to) walk on the balls of my feet since I took a Boot Camp training thing and she kept telling us that it was better for us – less stress. I can certainly walk further, with less sore feet and legs, if I remember to step ball first. It had never occurred to me that turnshoes facilitate that…makes me even more eager to get a pair finished and wear them. And I finally understand pattens, too.

    • Margaret McGaffey Fisk says:

      Apparently there’s more to the story, but what’s here is a bunch that matches my experience as well. Good luck with your turnshoes :).

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