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Sunday, April 02, 2017

The Curious Origins of Shoes




Shoes retain a unique importance to human beings which even yet defines complete understanding. From the time hominids started to decorate themselves shoes became more than just protective costume with even the earliest archaeological demonstrating individual embellishment. From antiquity, onwards, footwear became an important status symbol jealously guarded by the ‘well heeled,’ and through to modern history; protected by Sumptuary Laws to prevent upward mobility.

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