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Los zapatos poulaines o crakows se usaron en la Edad Media, pero no para guardar distancia social

[Poulaines or Crakows Were Worn in the Middle Ages, but Not to Enforce Social Distancing.] Original article in Spanish.

I was interviewed by AFP Colombia about the crakows —or poulaines—, an elongated type of shoe that was worn in the Middle Ages. With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, several images of these shoes circulated along with claims that they were used to enforce social distancing. AFP interviewed me in their attempt to demystify these claims.

Reference

AFP Colombia. “Los zapatos poulaines o crakows se usaron en la Edad Media, pero no para guardar distancia social.” AFP Factual. 27 July 2020. https://factual.afp.com/los-zapatos-poulaines-o-crakows-se-usaron-en-la-edad-media-pero-no-para-guardar-distancia-social.

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