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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is ... One pair found in Europe was made of papyrus leaves and dated to be approximately 1,500 years old. ..... These shoes, first sold in 1917, are double-layer canvas shoes with rubber soles and toe caps, and a high heel ( known ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ernst_Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was a Surinamese revolutionary ... After five years of work, Matzeliger obtained a patent for his invention in 1883. His machine could produce between 150 and 700 pairs of shoes a day, cutting shoe prices across the nation in half. ... Read · Edit · View history ...

www.thoughtco.com/history-of-shoes-1992405

Apr 18, 2017 ... As late as 1850 most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts, with no difference between the right and the left shoe.

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

Jun 5, 2008 ... Humans started wearing shoes about 40,000 years ago, much earlier ... He found a point in human history where the size of toe bones began to shrink. ... activity, rather than the invention of supportive footware," Cachel said.

shoesobsessions.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/shoes-history

May 15, 2008 ... Picture from www.shoeguide.org Did you ever wonder how the first pairs of shoes look like? How this fashion "tool" evolve from its early stages ...

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

The oldest surviving shoes are about 10000 years old, but anthropologists ... What are some facts about Ethiopian history? ... Who invented the knife and fork?

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

Nov 26, 2013 ... It's hard to imagine a time before the invention of shoes. Yet what started as a practical venture has grown into a varied, booming industry just ...

www.factmonster.com/cool-stuff/fashion-and-dress/history-sneakers

www.footwearhistory.com

Part of figure 1 from: 2010 First Direct Evidence of Chalcolithic Footwear from the ... The evolution of foot coverings, from the sandal to present-day athletic shoes ...