Do you love shoes as much as we do? Definitely! That is why we end this working week with a short entry about not so much shoes and their types, but interesting facts about shoes. If you want to learn some interesting facts, we invite you to read the first such entry on the KeeShoes blog!
Unpaired shoes, special shoe hooks and stolen ankle boots
Until a century ago, shoes with a distinction between the right and the left foot were not produced - really! This information also shocked us, especially since in modern life we cannot imagine walking in differently shaped shoes, taking into account the shape of the foot. In order for your shoes to be perfect, you had to go to a shoemaker who would customize the shoes to make it more comfortable to travel in. It was only with the invention of an industrial solution for wholesale production that the problem ceased to exist.
It is also worth mentioning in this paragraph that women are masters of dealing with embarrassing outfits. In the nineteenth century, ladies, according to fashion, wore high-heeled shoes, fastened with many small buttons. Being tucked into the corset, there was little that the women could do to actually fasten those unfortunate buttons, so they invented… a special hook that made the task easier!
Shoes also tempt some to steal - especially the special ones. So it's no surprise that the ruby shuttles featured in The Wizard of Oz along with Judy Garland have been stolen. And no one has resolved this situation yet. What do shoes do to people too!
Shoes are art and high heels from the professor ...
Footwear is not only a new pleasure, but also an art. The first shoes, designed in a futuristic style by Andre Perugia, are in favor of this. Perugia has shown that over practicality in this element of clothing, she also values art that can surprise all people. And it surprised me in the first half of the 20th century. Andre was the creator of the so-called "Heel-less shoe" and approaches his work with extravagance. After all, shoes inspire!
And a certain professor invented… pins. Paul Stevenson was the author of the maximum height of the pins, which is about 13 cm. During the development, Stevenson considered, among other things, the experience of wearing the shoe, sobriety, the price per pair, and several important variables that made up the sociological factor. Great deal, right?