ϟ Turkish men were the first to adopt wearing high heels.
When riding a horse, they used high heels as some kind of “spurs”.
ϟ Up to now, in Tunisia there is an unusual shoes-related matrimonial tradition. A suitor presents snow-white slippers, made of fabric or thin leather, to his chosen one.
If the girl puts on the presented white slippers and gloves of the same color, which she buys herself, it means that she agrees to get married.
ϟ Initially, training shoes were invented not for active sports exercises, but as a convenient “corset”, which held a sportsman’s injured foot. And later it turned out that this very “corset” is extremely convenient for running and jumping
ϟ A pair of sport shoes, dropped into the sea, won’t sink and will float for more than 10 years.
ϟ In the USA there is a small company, specialized in recycling old outworn training shoes. Collection stations for outworn sport shoes operate all over the country. All the parts of old shoes are recycled: athletic tracks are made of remelted soles, recycled fabric is used for covering training basketball courts.
ϟ Up to year 1988, in Japan soldiers’ boots were stored in different premises: the left ones – in one place and the right ones – in another. It was made for robbery prevention.
ϟ The famous singer Madonna has been collecting shoes for many years. The singer’s collection includes numerous pumps, boots, high boots and sports shoes that she has never worn.
ϟ The right shoe of a right hander will be worn out much faster than the left one.
ϟ At the time of the ancient Incas, a boy and a girl exchanging shoes meant that they got married.