Little-known Facts and Trivia About Shoes

August 12, 2011 by webadmin  
Published in Style

Most of us love shoes; whether they are men’s shoes or women’s.. They can really pull can outfit together, make us feel more confident and cement our reputation as a fashionista. But do you really know all there is to know about the humble shoe? Here are some little-known facts and trivia to get you started.

Most of us love shoes; whether they are men’s shoes or women’s.. They can really pull can outfit together, make us feel more confident and cement our reputation as a fashionista. But do you really know all there is to know about the humble shoe? Here are some little-known facts and trivia to get you started.

Historical facts
Did you know that pointy-toed shoes didn’t become fashionable only in recent years? In fact, they were first popular in the eleventh century, and only a few centuries later, red heels became popular – taking away all the credit from Christian Louboutin, and handing it over to the European innovators. However the Europeans didn’t have it all sorted, however, as up until the eighteenth century, European men and women wore the same shoes – there was no difference. This meant that both men and women wore the typical six-inch heels added to shoes created for the upper classes.

Buying procedure
Bet you didn’t know that trying on shoes is best done in the evening, as this is when your feet are at their biggest. This means you’ll get a more realistic idea of what’s going to fit you best, and means that in the worst-case scenario, your shoes will always fit. Also, you should always try a shoe on your largest foot first. Typically, your largest foot will be the opposite of the hand you write with – so if you’re a leftie, your right foot will be biggest. Do this again to get the most realistic view of how your shoe will fit.

Traditions
It might interest you to hear that in Hungary, during weddings, the groom will take a drink from his new bride’s wedding shoe. This is a mark of respect and generally signifies his intention to make a toast to her. Furthermore, in America, many new brides ride off into the sunset with shoes hung off the back of their car. Also, Chinese tradition states that the bride must throw a red shoe from a roof – in order to ensure the pair have a long and happy marriage.

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  1. Netty net Says:

    I didn’t know the pointed toe became style in 11th century.


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