How Ancient is that New Shoe Design?

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Many women love shoes, and finding the latest styles is a popular hobby. Shockingly, some of the "latest styles," aren't really that new at all. They're modern twists on very old concepts. Here is some of the history behind a few popular shoe types. High heels - In the fashion industry, a shoe is only a  true high heel  if the heel is over 3.5 inches tall. Even though they're considered women's footwear today, that isn't how they started out. Another interesting thing about heels is that t … [Read more...]

50 Shoes that Changed the World

In our modern world, shoes don't just keep our feet warm and dry, they often communicate a message about ourselves. Fifty Shoes That Changed the World (on sale at Amazon.com) takes a a look at fifty (50) iconic shoes introduced over the last 150 years, beginning with the Frye Boot in 1863. Did you know doctor's ankle injury (Dr. Martens) launched a boot that became the symbol of a generation's defiance? And an immigrant Italian plucked the name Tod's out of the New York telephone directory … [Read more...]