People Walked a Little Differently during Medieval Times…

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Open Culture Site

Roland Warzecha  runs a Youtube channel where he delves into the world of medieval weapons and combat.

If you want to learn something about Viking shields and swords, medieval spears and combat techniques, spend some time there.

For this particular article, Roland departs from his regularly scheduled programming and explores another facet of medieval life.


That’s right, walking.

It turns out that, “before structured shoes became prevalent in the 16th century … people walked with a different gait, pushing onto the balls of their feet instead of rocking forward on their heels.”

Watch the video below (6 min 30 sec duration) for a demonstration and an explanation…



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