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Shoes

The oldest shoes ever discovered are 9,000 years old and were found in Fort Rock Cave in Oregon, USA.

Until 1818 shoes were interchangeable, there was no difference between right and left shoes. King George IV of England changed the tradition by ordering a set of boots made to fit specific feet.

The average American woman owns 19 pairs of shoes, while the average American man owns 10 pairs.

The high heel was invented for men, not women. It was originally worn by Persian soldiers in the 15th century to help them keep their feet in stirrups while riding horses.

In the 16th century, shoes with a long, curved toe called “poulaines” were popular among the nobility. Some poulaines were so long that the tips had to be fastened to the legs with chains to prevent the wearer from tripping over them.

Why was it illegal to buy more than three pairs of shoes in the United States during the 1940’s? Leather was needed for the war effort. Most shoes at that time were made almost entirely from leather, yet today many are made from cloth, plastic and synthetic rubber.

The first rubber-soled shoes were made in the 1830s by the American inventor Charles Goodyear.

The world’s most expensive pair of shoes, worth $17 million, were created by the designer Debbie Wingham and feature gold, diamonds, and other precious stones.

The first sneakers were made in 1917 by the Converse Rubber Shoe Company and were originally called “All Stars.”

The term “sneakers” was coined in the late 1800s because the rubber soles allowed people to walk quietly, or “sneak” around without making noise.

The average American spends around $300 a year on shoes.

The oldest known leather shoe was found in Armenia and dates back to around 3,500 BC.

The world’s largest shoe store, the ShoeMart in Connecticut, USA, has over 1.5 million pairs of shoes in stock.

The tallest high heels ever made were 20 inches (50.8 cm) tall and were created by the French designer Christian Louboutin.

The longest shoelace ever recorded was over 2,400 feet (0.73km) long and was made in Germany in 2004.

The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles (185,000 km) over a lifetime. That’s more than 4 times around the equator.

The first running shoes were made in the 1860s and were called “trainers.”

The first platform shoes were worn by actors in Ancient Greek plays to make them look taller and more imposing.

The oldest known pair of women’s shoes with high heels dates back to the 1680s and was made in Venice, Italy.

The world’s largest shoe manufacturer is Nike, which produces over 900 million pairs of shoes each year.

The first shoes specifically designed for basketball were made in the 1920s and were called “Chuck Taylors” after the basketball player who endorsed them.

The world’s fastest recorded mile was run in 3 minutes and 43 seconds by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco while wearing a pair of Nike track spikes.

The first boots were worn by ancient nomads in what is now Russia over 5,000 years ago.

The first women’s dress shoe with a pointed toe was designed in the 14th century in Italy and was called the “poulaine.”

The first pair of Air Jordans, created in 1985 by Nike, was banned by the NBA because they did not meet the league’s dress code.

See also: Clothing.

See also: Fashion.

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