The history of sandals

- Jul 01, 2018 -

The history of sandals


Because of its extremely simple structure, sandals are the earliest footware in human history.


The Egyptians left their footprints on wet sand as early as 3500 BC - they were knotted with straw ropes to match the size of their feet, and they were fastened to their feet with raw leather straps. This sandal is very practical, wear them can protect the soles of the feet from the dry, rough surface damage, the inadequacies of the feet are exposed to broad daylight. The wise Egyptian women decorated the jewelry on them to prevent the sun and beautify the image. The soles of the sandals worn by the Roman empresses are made of gold. The rare treasures are embellished on the laces. They are sexy and charming, and they are dazzling.

The Japanese called the woven sandals Zori. The Persians and Indians wore split-toed wedge sandals. The Africans sewed a “pick-up” pattern with dyed pigskin. Later, Mrs. Lass used felt and Spaniards used rope chains. Since in the cold and moist Britain, they also imitated the Mediterranean invaders wearing sandals. But these kinds of sandals have been very different from the most primitive Egyptian styles.


Although there are many shoes that reveal the status of the wearer, sandals are different. Whether it is a prominent nobleman or a poor poor person, whether it is an innocent girl or a woman in the dust, you can wear it. In the Middle Ages, civilian attire and despicable people wore plain wooden sandals, and the sorcerers and monks at that time also dressed like this to show their disdain for the glitz of the world. In the 1920s, sandals once again won the people's favor and favor and became a popular item. With the heels of all kinds of heels, it has revived the past and has become even more charming. Thanks to the metal archpad created by Ferragamo, high heels no longer require a toe to block the downward trend of the foot. By the end of the 1920s, the toes had gained more freedom and attention. They were dyed bright red and stuck their heads out of high-heeled sandals. Soon there was a new style, with only a few laces that were as thin as noodles on the feet, and the women's feet were unreservedly displayed under the eyes of the crowd.


During the 1960s, sandals resumed their flat-bottom style. This trend was sparked by Birkenstock. However, in the 1970s, disco high-heeled sandals made from realistic snakeskin and silverized leather became fashionable darlings, and flat shoes were thrown into the corner. However, it didn't take long before the disco style of the jewels made people feel a little frivolous and tacky. In the 1980s, some big-name designers, such as Maud Frizon, Manolo Blahnilk, and Bennis Edwards, improved the high-heeled sandals, and the more concise foot decoration was sexy and dignified. These designers showed us the natural essence of ancient Egyptian sandals - a pair of good sandals should highlight the true nature of the feet, rather than other fancy items.


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