What you don't know about your shoes?

Do you know that the first shoes were created about 40,000 years ago?Records of

the Egyptians, the Chinese and other early civilizations all contain references to

shoes,which proves the importance of protecting the foot was early recognized.But

what are the other 9 most interesting facts about the shoes we wear?

 egyptian shoes 

  • The first known images of footwear are boots depicted in 15,000 year old Spanish cave paintings.



  • Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.Slippers were originally made “rights” and “lefts.”



  • In the ninth and tenth centuries the greatest princes of Europe wore wooden shoes and it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that women’s shoes were different from men’s.

wooden shoes


  • The heels on shoes were always colored red in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe.In the Middle East heels were added to shoes to lift the foot from the burning sand.


  • Six-inch-high heels were worn by the upper classes in seventeenth-century Europe.Another interesting fact is and the pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.


  • The present fashion of shoes was introduced into England in 1633 and the the first boot for a lady was designed for Queen Victoria back in 1840.


  • Sneakers were first made in America in 1916 and they were originally called keds.


  • The "Ruby Slippers" from Harry Winston and Stuart Weitzman’s “Rita Hayworth”are not the most expensive shoes in the world.Both models have Price Tags of $ 3,000,000 but the most expensive shoes in the world are pair of sneakers named "the Fire Monkey".The price of pair Fire Monkey's is announced $4,000,0000 .


  • The largest shoe measures 6.40 m (20 ft 11.97 in) x 2.39 m (7 ft 10.09 in) and is1.65 m (5 ft 4.96 in) high and was created by Electric Sekki in Hong Kong, China,on 12 April 2013. Electric Sekki is the exclusive distributor of Superga in HongKong and China.The shoe was a replica of a Superga 2750 shoe, created in orderto celebrate the launch of Superga in Hong Kong.




 Interested to read more?Check these out:


 Wired Heels by TREND HUNTER

20 of the Weirdest Shoes, Ever by REFINERY29

10 Weird And Painful Facts About Shoes by LISTVERSE

10 Interesting Facts about High Heeled Shoes by BEATY and TIPS  MAGAZINE

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