Ask and AnswerCategory: Trace It!When did humans start wearing shoes?
Profile photo of jaymancinjaymancin Staff asked 4 years ago
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Profile photo of BOASBOAS Staff answered 4 years ago

Here is one possibility. “The world’s oldest leather shoe — 400 years older than Stonehenge and 1,000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza — has been found perfectly preserved in a cave in Armenia. The 5,500-year-old shoe was discovered by a team of international archaeologists, who reported details of their finding on June 9. The shoe is made of a single piece of cowhide leather, with intricate laces, and was shaped to fit the wearer’s right foot.” Read more here http://www.rferl.org/content/Sole_Survivor_Worlds_Oldest_Leather_Shoe_Found_In_Armenian_Cave/2067829.html

Profile photo of BOASBOAS Staff answered 2 years ago

Update: Medieval leather shoes found in Oxford dating back to 700 years. Check out this article