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Jan 29, 2009

SHOES TALK

Shoes play an important role in fairy tales Cinderella and The Red Shoes. Former first lady Imelda Marcos loved to collect shoes.


Shoes vary in style, complexity and cost from the most basic sandal. The earliest known shoes date from about 8000 to 7000 BCE and were found in Oregon, USA in 1938. Shoes have traditionally been made from leather, woods or canvas. Leather has remained standard and expensive dress shoes. Since the mid-20th century, advances in rubber, plastics, synthetic cloth, and industrial adhesives have allowed manufacturers to create shoes that stray considerably from traditional crafting techniques. Athletic shoes often have little or no real leather. Soles, which were once laboriously stitched on, are more often glued today.


Men’s shoes are more expensive than women’s. Men’s shoes can be categorized by how they are closed such as Balmorals, Bluchers, monk-straps and slip-ons. It can also be decorated in various ways that include plain-toes, cap-toes and brogues.

6 comments:

RJ said...

Gusto ko ring mag-collect ng mga sapatos. Noon sa Pilipinas nakapagsimula na ako, pero noong nakarating ako rito sa Au nahinto. Naalala ko tuloy matapos kong basahin ang post mong ito, Red.

Antoine Greg said...

a nice pair of these can really give more confidence to the person who wears it.

it adds up to the greater picture of our appearance...

sana maraming boots dito, hahhaah

hindi lang pang ROTC, har har

Nance said...

i love shoes...and bags. They are easily accessible and inexpensive now. naalala ko 'nong bata pa, wala akong bago hanggang di masira yong luma. :(

sheng said...

I love shoes, and what better way to deal with them than use it!

lucas said...

hindi ako marunong pumili ng mgandang sapatos...

the donG said...

thats true. Mens shoes are expensive because it's more complicated while womens shoes are cheaper yet they at least have a dozen. hehehe...