Men were the first to wear high heels
Yeah! You read exactly that. At first High heels were manufactured for men only. In the 10th century, the Persian army used high heels first to securely keep their feet in the saddle. Louis XIV of France called The King of heels was the most famous wearer of heels in history. He played an important role in spreading the popularity of high heels.
Sneakers -The perfect wordplay
Sneakers have rubber soles that cannot make noise. In contrast, hard leather soles make more noise. So the name is perfectly suited and also it was a good marketing idea.
In the 19th century first left-right shoe was invented
Yes. Before the 19th century, we didn’t have left-right shoes. In 1818 Philadelphia cobbler William young introduced a process for making left and right shoes. At that time she was not even 10 years old. Before that shoes were made to fit exactly the same.
At first Barley grain was used to measure the size of shoes
In the early middle ages, the British officially used barley grains as a measurement of footwear production. The length of the 3 grains is equal to 1 inch. It is still an official measurement in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Shoezeum- World’s first sneaker museum
It was founded by Jordan Geller - an American sneaker collector. In 2013 the Shoezeum was featured in the book Guinness World Records as the world’s largest collection of sneakers with 2388 pairs.