The earliest form of shoes can be found in Spanish cave drawings from 15,000 years ago. Humans were shown with animal skins wrapped around their feet.
An ice-man that was found well-preserved and estimated to be 5,000 years old wears leather foot covering.
Sandals are the oldest crafted foot covering known.
Matzelinger was the first to mass produce an affordable pair of shoes.
Lyman Blake invented a sewing machine to sew soles to the upper section of shoes.
Shoestrings were invented in England around 1790.
Shoes are meant to protect and comfort the human foot.
The foot contains more bones than any other single part of the body.
Until 1800 shoes were made without differentiation for left and right.
A pair of Ruby Slippers sold at Christie's in 2000 for $666,000.
Stuart Weitzman designed a pair of shoes for the Oscars costing $3 million.