Considering how effective it proved to be, it’s curious the French never took up the war bow.
Perhaps pride—not willing to admit that the weapon of choice of a "mere" English foot soldier was worthy of emulation?
Or perhaps not willing to arm and train their peasantry? Think "jaquerie" (OK, mis-spelled; peasant revolt). Occasionally losing to the English was bad enough; facing their own peasants armed with longbows would have endangered their very way of life.
I witnessed a soldier step on a unit crest laid into the floor one time. Then witnessed him stripping and waxing the area of the floor with a series of small toothbrushes and hand rags.
Luckily, he was in front of me, or I would have been doing it.
As a freshman at my high school, I was told not to walk on the seal in the front hall during my orientation assembly.
It’s strange, but thirty years later I seem to avoid walking on seals without thinking about it.
Every schoolchild in Washington state is told, when taking the obligatory field trip to the state capitol, that the bronze representation of the Seal of the State - which was inlaid in the floor of the rotunda in 1929 - is surrounded by stanchions as a result of a protest staged by the Sons of the Revolution that year, who were outraged that people were able to walk across it.
Here’s a photo of the stanchions (85 years and they still haven’t devised a permanent architectural fixture ...) -
A lot of army units have the ‘do not walk’ tradition when it comes to unit crests being placed on the floor.