S H O E S
A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
40000 BC – First archeological evidence of protective foot covering found in Ice Age settlements.
4000 BC –First recorded mentioning of shoes as “flexible pieces of leather” came from Ancient Egypt.
3627 BC – Archeologist found the earliest known leather shoe near one of the cave dwellings in Armenia.
had to skip a few years
1917 – First successful sneakers (canvas top design with rubber sole) started being sold in United States. They received their name because of their lightness and silence that was provided by soft rubber. They were initially used by kids and tennis players.
1955 – High “comma” heel or “stiletto” heel was invented in Italy by the French fashion designer Roger Vivier. Stiletto became extremely popular across the female population of the world.
1950s and beyond – Introduction of advanced rubber, plastic, synthetic cloth, and industrial materials enabled the creation of many new shoe designs.
1980 – Athletic shoes that were first introduced in early 20th century became widely popular across the world.
I have a feeling you know the rest, if not, please reference “The Shoe Book”, published by Assouline.
Now step to it and see if your favorite shoe style is pictured . . . . .
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