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Who invented the Shoes?

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Asked by sidharth, 23 Jan '11 02:38 pm
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When primitive man had to make his way over rocks, he discovered the need for covering his feet to protect them. So the first shoes, which were probably sandals, were mats of grass, strips of hide, or even flat pieces of wood. These were fastened to the soles of the feet by thongs that were then bound around the ankles. Of course, in colder regions, these sandals didnt protect the feet sufficiently, so more material was added and gradually the sandals developed into shoes. Among the first civilized people to make shoes were the Egyptians. They used pads of leather or papyrus, which were bound to the foot by two straps. In order to protect the toes, the front of the sandal was sometimes turned up. The Romans went a step further and developed a kind of shoe called the c This had slits at the side and straps knotted in front. There were different forms of the calceus, to be worn by the different classes of society. In some of the cold regions of the earth, people developed a kind of shoe ...more
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Answered by kamal purohit, 23 Jan '11 02:42 pm

 
  
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Shoes were not so much 'invented' as they evolved. Read the following to find out about the history of the shoe.

Shoe ~ Foot covering, usually of leather, consisting of a sole and a portion above the sole called an upper. In prehistoric times skins or hides may have been tied around the foot for protection and warmth; studies of the foot bones of ancient humans suggest that some form of sturdy footwear was worn by human beings beginning between 40,000 and 26,000 years ago.
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Answered by OBERoi, 23 Jan '11 02:41 pm

 
  
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