The History of Sandals
Because of its extremely simple structure, sandals are the earliest foot products in human history, which are shoes that evolved from primitive wraps.
Sandals have appeared in ancient civilizations in every region, and the appearance and structure of sandals created by these different civilizations are strikingly similar: a pair of solid soles are tied with straps or ropes.
As early as 3500 BC, the Egyptians left their footprints on the wet sand - weaving straw ropes to fit the soles of the feet, and using rawhide straps to fasten them to the feet.
These sandals are very practical, wearing them can protect the soles of the feet from dry, rough ground, the disadvantage is that the feet are exposed to the sun. Smart Egyptian women decorated them with jewelry to protect from the sun and beautify their images.
The soles of the sandals worn by Roman queens are made of gold, and the laces are embellished with rare treasures, which are sexy, charming, and simply dazzling.
The Japanese call woven sandals Zori, Persians and Indians wear pimpled wedge sandals, and Africans use dyed pigskin to sew a "slip-on" style. Later, Mrs. Russ used felt, and the Spaniards used rope.
In the cold and wet England, they also wore sandals imitating the invaders from the Mediterranean. But these various sandals are quite different from the most primitive Egyptian styles.
While there are many shoes that reveal the status of the wearer, sandals are different. Whether it is a distinguished noble person or a poor poor person; whether it is a pure girl or a dusty woman can wear it.
In the Middle Ages, commoners and people of low status wore plain wooden sandals, and the pony teachers and monks at that time also dressed like this to show their disdain for the pompousness of the world.
In the 1920s, after a lapse of nearly 1,000 years, sandals regained the love and favor of people and became one of the most popular footwear. With a variety of heels, it has regained its former glory and is even more charming.
Thanks to the metal arch pad created by Ferragamo, high heels no longer need a toe to block the downward thrust of the foot. By the late '20s, the toes had gained more freedom and importance, dyed bright red and poking out of heeled sandals.
Soon a new style appeared, with only a few laces as thin as noodles on the feet, and women's feet were so unreservedly exposed in plain sight. During the 1960s, sandals returned to the flat style, a trend started by Birkenstock.
But by the 1970s, disco high-heeled sandals made of realistic snakeskin and silvered leather became fashion darlings, and flats were thrown into the corner.
It didn't take long, though, for the jeweled disco look to feel a little frivolous and tacky. In the 1980s, some big-name designers, like Maud Frizon, Manolo Blahnilk and Bennis Edwards, improved the high-heeled sandal, and the more restrained instep decoration was sexy and dignified.
These designers show us the true nature of ancient Egyptian sandals - a good pair of sandals should highlight the true nature of the foot, not other fancy items.
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