Feb 18, 2020 | Nirmala Devaprasad

The First shoes Ever Made !

 According to Wikipedia The earliest known shoes are sagebrush bark sandals dating from approximately 7000 or 8000 BC, found in the Fort Rock Cave in the US state of Oregon in 1938. And  Jan Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo (now Suriname) in 1852. Matzeliger settled in the United States in 1873 and trained as a shoemaker. In 1883, he patented a shoe lasting machine that increased the availability of shoes and decreased the price of footwear. He died of tuberculosis on August 24, 1889. n the late 18th century poorer people wore rubber soled shoes, named plimsolls, which were made without a left or right foot (comfortable, right?). However, the U.S. Rubber Company produced a canvas topped shoe, called Keds, which are widely regarded as the first ever mass produced sneaker.

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As a general rule of thumb, shoes should be replaced every 8-12 months for most people, or every 500-700 kilometers for running shoes. Some shoes will last longer and some will wear out more quickly.

We have come a long way from those days You can check out one of my collection in the catalogue for shoes. These are orthopedic sandals which will keep you comfortable all summer long.

 

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