Early Middle Ages
Ganaches, also spelled garnaches, and gardcorps were over coats worn by men of all social classes during the Middle Ages (c. 500–c. 1500). Most likely made of thicker wool, the primary purpose of these garments was to protect the wearer from inclement weather and provide warmth.
During the Middle Ages, or 500 – 1500 A.D., leather shoes were made using the turnshoe production method in Northern and Central Europe. The Middle Ages were nevertheless a time in which footwear truly flourished. New types of shoes were introduced, heels were invented, and even Goodyear-welted shoes were developed during this period.
Pourpoint was an article of clothing that was worn by the knights. This provided padding and was used as an undergarment. It was heavily quilted and padded in key places where sharp parts of the armor contacted the skin. It was close-fitting and a long-sleeved shirt that buttoned down the front. It was also tailored in the arm sockets