people have worn shoes for many years

4,000 years ago the first shoes were made of a single piece of rawhide that enveloped the foot for both warmth and protection.

The first known images of footwear are boots depicted in 15,000 year old Spanish cave paintings.

In Europe it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that women’s shoes were different from men’s.

The most expensive shoes: Ruby Slippers from House of Harry Winston: $3.000.000.

In Europe pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.

Sandals originated in warm climates where the soles of the feet needed protection but the top of the foot needed to be cool.

The average woman will buy 469 pairs of shoes in her lifetime. All in all, she will end up spending $25,000 on shoes.

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