The Most Infamous 10 Shoes in History! Famous Shoes!
Shoes have attained new and bizarre meanings and purposes. The most important thing about them is that they became a weird tool of expression, denial of present reality and a powerful “weapon” to express rejection. Below, we will come to see the most infamous 10 shoes in history which left their marks in everybody’s memory:
Shoes no. 10
Hunain Shoes. This is a very famous story in the eastern culture. It talks about a man who found a shoe but didn’t pick it up. Then, he continues his way for a while to find the other pair, thus rendering him regret his negligence for not taking the first pair. So, he ended up without the shoes. The moral of this story is that you should try to achieve something even if it seems difficult for the first time. This story became a proverb when someone fails in anything: they say: he came back with Hunain shoe.
Shoes no. 9
Cinderella Shoes: these shoes have been and still rekindling memories of thousands of youngsters as well as adults. It’s about the famous pair of shoe that belongs to the Famous cartoon Cinderella which was lost and found by the prince who fell in love with her. So, his only clue is that pair which she left behind her.
Shoes no. 8
Shagrat Al Durr: Shagrat Al Durr (String of Pearls) the widow queen who became the Sultana of Egypt on May 2, 1250, marking the end of the Ayyubid reign and the starting of the Mamluk era. When her husband wanted to replace her with another wife for political reasons, she grew jealous and planned the death of her husband. Later, the king’s first wife didn’t let that go unpunished. She arrested her and ordered her slaves to beat her to death using only a kind of wooden shoes then her body was tossed over the high walls of the citadel of Cairo to be eaten by dogs.
Shoes no. 7
Abu Tahseen’s shoe. This guy became famous during the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. When the American troops entered Baghdad and the Iraqi army was scattered and there was no longer a government, people attacked Saddam Hussain’s pictures and statues in the streets. This man was captured on cameras hitting Saddam’s picture in the street declaring by tht freedom of the Iraqi people!
Shoes no. 6
Richard Reed’s shoes. This man was convicted when he tried to bomb a plane using his shoe to hide the explosives in an unprecedented attempt of that kind. Later after this incident, shoes inspection became an essential search policy in many airports around the world.
Shoes no. 5
Nicolae Ceausescu. Former president of Romania and its prominent dictator and authoritarian. He ruled the country with an iron hand and suppressed his people. Finally, he was executed by a firing squad in front of cameras. Anyway, he had an obsession towards shoes where he used to wear them for one time only and by the end of the day, he orders his butler to burn them so no one can use them after him.
Shoes no. 4
Eva Peron’s shoes. She was the second wife of the former Argentinean president Juan Domingo Peron. She was known as humanitarian who helped her people specially the poor by finding charity organizations and encouraging charity fund raising. She loved shoes and she had them designed specifically out of mink fur for her which is considered the most expensive fur in the world.
Shoes no. 3
Imelda Marcos’ shoes. Wife of the former president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos. She was known as the iron butterfly for her political role locally and internationally. She was also very famous and notorious for her passion and excessive obsession towards shoes. It’s been said that she had more than 3000 pairs of shoes.
Shoes no. 2
the journalist Muntather Al Zaidi’s shoes. In a press conference hosted by George W Bush and the Iraqi Prime Minister Al Maliki, this zealot journalist felt rage and anger towards the President who invaded his country and decided to avenge himself by throwing his shoe at George Bush. Once the first shoe attack missed the target, Al Zaidi attempted to launch the other shoe at both of them to fail again. This was the first incident of its kind in all history for a shoe to be used as a weapon! Also, media reported that the shoemaker of these shoes received millions of orders to buy the same exact shoes thus inducing the slacked economy in Turkey.
Shoes no. 1
Nikita Khrushchev’s shoe. Former Soviet Union president who boldly and daringly took off his shoe and pounded it on his delegate desk in a protest attempt in the 1960 during the General Assembly Meeting in the UN, New York. This shoe banging came as a result of the Philippines delegate’s speech who accused The Soviet Union of swallowing Eastern Europe and confiscating political rights.
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