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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ernst_Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was a revolutionary in the shoe industry with the invention of the lasting machine. Matzeliger was ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is .... A shoe stitching machine was invented by the American Lyman Blake in 1856 and perfected by 1864. Entering into partnership with McKay, his ...

www.biography.com/people/jan-matzeliger-21317107

Apr 3, 2014 ... Discover more about Jan Ernst Matzeliger, the Surinamese inventor who patented a shoe lasting machine that increased the availability of ...

www.quora.com/Who-invented-shoes

May 26, 2015 ... Shoes are less of an invention and more of an evolution. A variation of shoes have existed for 10,000 years; the oldest being discovered in ...

www.livescience.com/4964-shoes-worn-40-000-years.html

Jun 5, 2008 ... Humans started wearing shoes about 40,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought, new anthropological research suggests.

www.quora.com/Who-invented-shoes-for-right-and-left-feet

Jan 4, 2013 ... I have seen thousands of archaeological records of shoes from 2500 years ago until modern times. THey always has been rights and lefts until ...

www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-facts-about-the-history-shoes.html

It wasn't until 1818, that the right shoe was invented. Until that time, there was no distinction between shoes made for left or right feet. The first pair of right and ...

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/inventors/matzeliger.htm

Matzeliger's machine brought shoes to the masses. ... Invention: In 1883, Matzeliger successfully invented what many before him had attempted: an automated ...

www.reference.com/history/were-shoes-first-invented-52cab6394de1ee72

The oldest surviving shoes are about 10000 years old, but anthropologists believe that humans may have begun wearing shoes around 40000 years ago.

all-that-is-interesting.com/fascinating-history-footwear

Nov 26, 2013 ... From archeological and paleoarcheological evidence, experts hypothesize that shoes were invented around in the Middle Paleolithic period ...