Why Is It Bad Luck to Put New Shoes on the Table?

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According to British superstitions, it is bad luck to put new shoes on the table because it invites one's imminent demise. In ancient times, a miner's family was usually informed of their death through placing the miner's shoes on the table which is why putting shoes on the table was seen to be a sign of tempting fate. This superstition came about during the Elizabethan era.
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Some people believe that putting shoes on a table is very bad luck,
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It is not just new shoes but any shoes. In mining communities the only time boots or shoes were placed on the table was when the family was informed of the death of a miner. His boots
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It's just a superstition, there's no such thing as bad luck. But a lot of these old ideas did have a basis in logic. It wasn't that long ago that the majority of the population lived
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As the sources I have before me note, "superstitions about shoes and boots are very numerous." You're asking about one of them in particular, though, so let's see what we
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