Fashion InfomationInteresting and Fun Shoes Facts

One of the most popular boot designs originated in early th century after the highly publicized victory of Duke of Wellington over Napoleon. His Wellington boots became a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for British elite citizens. Very quickly this design poured over United States, where every member of Confederate Army received one pair.

Even during World War II, shoe manucturers managed to find a way to satisfy high demand for high heeled female shoes by them from unconventional materials such as wood straws of snake skins.

Heavily reinforced boots for outdoor use were first used in Asia in nd millennia A.D. After they came to Europe they received several changes, from materials to designs.

Stiletto high heel shoes were designed by Roger Emanuel in . The word stiletto came from the Latin word that means stake, or small knife.

Middle Eastern shoemakers started producing shoes with heels to make walking across hot sand more bearable.

Fetish of collecting high heel footwear is called Altocalciphilia.

Chinese brides throw one of their bridal red shoes to the roof of their house to ensure the couples happiness.

Fashionable high heeled shoes were first introduced outside of Italy when Catherine de Medici went to French court in to be married.

Similarly, European men and women both wore the same designs of shoes for a long time. That changed only after th century.

By th century shoes were made to be worn on both legs. Only recently they became deliberately produced for each leg inidually.

It is believed that first shoes made from animal skin and wood were created over thousand years ago.

Marie Antoinette had pairs of shoes, and it was recorded that he was executed while wearing high heeled shoes.

Pointed toes on shoes became symbol of wealth and power in Europe. They remained mostly in shion between th and th century.

First shoes were created by people hot and cold environments that had great need to protect their feet from the natural elements. For example, sandals were created by Egyptians because of hot sand, and animal skin shoes were used during the last Ice Age.

By the end of th century, high heeled shoes became very popular by nobles and royal members of many European courts. Their s ranged from to inches, depending of current shion trends. Majority of those shoes were so big that wearers needed help from several servants to successfully use them.

Hungarian grooms drink celebratory toast from his brides wedding slipper.

The only shoe museum in North America is The Bata Shoe Museum, located in Toronto, Canada. They have collection that spans from modern times, all the way to B.C.

Sneakers were first introduced in Europe in late th century, but they became more popular after American manucturers started producing them in ctories.

Average American woman owns pairs of shoes, they spend average on footware every year and of the regret at least one of their shoe purchases.

By thousand years ago, shoes made from rawhide became more commonly in use.

In the th and th century heels were always painted in red and blue s.

First shionable boot made for females was designed for English Queen Victoria in .

Shoes were part of many ancient and modern ceremonies. In Middle Ages groom received his bride shoes from her ther, in Hungary groom drinks wine from her brides slipper, and in popular American culture shoes are often tied up to the car of the newlyweds.

It is reported that women on average carry shoes with high heel between age and .

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