вторник, 21 юни 2016 г.

Did You Know: Footwear History

As we all know we can't live without shoes. In our century footwear is everywhere in different shapes and colors. In the previous post of this series we talked about denim history, in today's we're going to talk about footwear history. I was inspired by this photo about this topic, which I found in Pinterest and then I found lots of information, but I'll tell you the most interesting.

Shoes were invented around in the Middle Ages according to archeological and paleoarcheological evidence. Men and women wore shoes, commonly seen as the predecessor of the modern high- heeled shoes, while the poor people in Europe, as well as slaves in the New World, were barefoot. The earliest shoes were soft, made from wraparound leather, and resembled either sandals or moccasins.

Jumping ahead in the 15th century, chopines were made in Turkey, and were usually 17,7 to 20,3 cm high. These shoes became popular in Venice and throughout Europe, as a status symbol revealing wealth and social standing. In the 16th century, royalty such as Mary I of England and Catherine de Medici began wearing high-heeled shoes to make them look taller.

Finally, following World War II, women shoes made another dramatic alteration in there appearance. Women shoes were now sophisticated, arched and made to highlight the foot. Now in the modern society, high- heeled shoes are a part of women fashion.

Carrie x


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