Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Do We Wear Shoes?


Footwear has a history that goes back many thousand years, and has long been an article of prestige. The earliest shoe is believed to have been made from grass held to foot with thongs, probably to protect the feet while walking on a rough surface.

In ancient times civilizations such as Egyptians, Chinese and Vikings used to wear shoes. There are many references of shoes in many folk tales and fairy tales. The type of shoes worn depended on the climate. In Warmer climate sandal is more popular.

Though, the requirement of fashion neglects the comfort factor. Specialized footwear for specific purpose of shoes has improved; people wear shoes to suit both comfort and fashion requirements.


Below Shoes info from Wikipedia (

A shoe is an item of footwear evolved at first to protect the human foot and later, additionally, as an item of decoration in itself. The foot contains more bones than any other single part of the body, and has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years in relation to vastly varied terrain and climatic conditions. Together with the proprioceptive system, it is what makes possible balance and ambulation.

The majority of people did not wear shoes until recent years; shoes were not worn by most of the world's population—largely because they could not afford them. Only with the advent of mass production, making available for the first time the cheap flip-flop-type sandal, for example, has shoe-wearing become predominant.

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