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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 ... The world's oldest leather shoe, made from a single piece of cowhide laced with a leather cord along seams at the front and back, was found in ... They were also worn in Jerusalem during the first century of the Common Era.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ernst_Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was a revolutionary in the shoe ... In the early days of shoe making, shoes were made mainly by hand. ... His invention was "the greatest forward step in the shoe industry," according to the church bulletin of The First Church of Christ (the same church that took ...

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

Apr 18, 2017 ... The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) was first invented in England in 1790 (first recorded date March 27). Before shoestrings, shoes ...

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.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 ...

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

That same year, Marquis Converse produced the first shoe made just for basketball, called Converse All-Stars. In 1923, an Indiana hoops star named Chuck ...

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

Jan Ernst Matzeliger was an inventor of Surinamese and Dutch descent best known for patenting the shoe lasting machine, which made footwear more ...

philmaffetone.com/shoe-history

May 1, 2015 ... The problems caused by today's shoes are not unlike those of the Elizabethan times. Modern shoes are made for style (costume) first, with ...

people.seas.harvard.edu/~jones/mckay/history.html

Efforts had been made to develop machinery for shoe production. They had all failed and it remained for the shoemakers of the United States to create the first ...

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.