A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot
while doing .... The shoes originate in the Catalonian region of Spain as early as
the 13th ... Only gradually did the mo...
Ooh, aah, ouch! People in ancient times must have yelped like this when they
walked on rough ground without any shoes on. And it was probably the pain and
Jul 25, 2014 ... Pointed shoes originated in France, reportedly the invention of a Count of Anjou
... To assure that the peasantry did not ape the aristocrats, the ...
Feb 7, 2008 ... Shoes have become a cultural item and what you wear tells a lot about you. They
even represent a sexual item: some women look first at a ...
Jun 18, 2011 ... The exact etymology is lost in time, but the OED speculates that it comes from the
Dutch word "pampoesje", referring to a variety of low-cut shoe ...
They've seen fashions in footwear come and go, and come again – everything
from court shoes and winklepickers to wedge heels, sandals and sneakers.
Nov 9, 2012 ... Heeled shoes were worn by both men and women, and most ... "Chopines" had
the same practical use as pattens did, but was exclusively for women. ... origin/>.
“The History of High Heels.” November 27, 2004. Web. 11 Nov ...
Nov 27, 2013 ... Today I found out how tennis shoes came to be called sneakers. ... Asleep” · The
First Woman to Cast a Vote in Chicago Did So With Her Feet .... What Those
Nasty White Chunks That Sometimes Come From Your Throat Are ...
Apr 19, 2010 ... Shoes for industry! Dear Word Detective: How did a type of shoe come to be
called a “pump”? — Adsaka. That's a good question, albeit a short ...
Old English scoh "shoe," from Proto-Germanic *skokhaz (cognates: Old Norse
skor, Danish and Swedish sko, Old Frisian skoch, Old Saxon skoh, Middle Dutch