crested hottes

1) Evidently a kind of ridged shoe, since the example quoted is from undated ordinances of the York cordwainers.

c.1424 pro xij paribus de quarteredware or crested hottes xd . It may have been a type of nickname in which case it is worth noting that ‘hott’ could be a padded leather sheath for the spur of a fighting cock.

places York
dates 1424

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