Thursday, March 29, 2012

#29 SOL Unless Random Facts about Shoes!

Tonight I was looking around for something to write about and landed on shoes. I love shoes! I started to form something to say about shoes and realized I know very little about shoes. So, I went searching for some information about shoes. I've been spending tons of time in informational reading, so I used my recent teaching to go digging for some facts about shoes. I love Google!

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.

1 comment:

  1. I love shoes but like you knew very little. Thanks for the information. You should check out Wonderpolis. It is just like your shoe information. It is a website that gives kids interesting information. One this week was "why aren't there more holidays?---another was "why should be know about the alamo" Today's had something to do with llamas. It is fun like your post today.