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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 first boat shoe was invented in 1935 by Paul A. Sperry.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Ernst_Matzeliger

Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was a Surinamese revolutionary ... At the time, no machine could attach the upper part of a shoe to the sole. ... 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 ...

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

Apr 2, 2014 ... In 1883, he patented a shoe lasting machine that increased the ... of the penultimate stage, the lasting, created a significant bottleneck.

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

That same year, Marquis Converse produced the first shoe made just for basketball, ... That's when a German man named Adi Dassler created a sneaker that he ...

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 ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/06/100609-worlds-oldest-leather-shoe-armenia-science

Jun 11, 2010 ... The world's oldest known leather shoe (pictured) has been found in an ... in the U.K., added, "I'd imagine the leather was wetted first and then ...

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

May 15, 2008 ... In countries where the climate was warm they developed sandals made out of .... In 1845 the first machine to find a permanent place in the shoe ...

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.