Interesting facts about shoes

October 7, 2009 | In: Random interesting fact

Shoes were made over 4000 years ago.

Before the 19th century, there wasn’t a left or right shoe. Both sides were identical.

In Biblical times a sandal was given as a sign of an oath.

Today in the U.S. shoes are tied to the bumper of the bridal couple’s car. This is a reminder of the days when a father gave the groom one of his daughter’s shoes as a symbol of a changing caretaker.

The first lady’s boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.

Unlike clothing, which is the most often purchased item online by women, online shoe shopping has not yet caught on. Only 14% of women make any of their shoe purchases online.

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2 Responses to Interesting facts about shoes



October 9th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

“Before the 19th century, there wasn’t a left or right shoe. Both sides were identical.” This would be handy in the morning, for people – like me – that tend to take 2 hours to wake up completely… :d


Cholavaram Ataur Rahman

October 27th, 2009 at 11:22 am

Southern Indian towns, Ambur and Vaniyambadi are the two most important towns which have more leather factories and engaged in maximum production of handmade shoes pairs in small scale industry sector

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