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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IntimatEvolution 5 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

Shame this is a great hub. I loved it!


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springshoes 5 years ago

Very interesting. Will keep watching out for more ;) Thx


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justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

Good topic! :)


We Need to Be Something Awesome, oh its not moving! 6 years ago

Your Face, Your Mom, Your Mom's Face, Your Mom's Mom's Face, Your Mom's Mom's Mom's Face, Your Mom's Mom's Mom's Mom's Face............your squishy strawberrry bagel that tis not as squishy as Your Face, Your Mom,Your Mom's Face, Your Mom's Mom's Face, Your Mom's Mom's Mom's Face, Your Mom's Mom's Mom's Mom's Face............your squishy strawberrry bagel that tis not as squishy as ................................... the bunny's SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOE! (SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK!)


The Argile Leepo DeBee Ty 6 years ago

solik imbarg tuyooo poo quy soco jugh et yu fij awid pneumonoltraicocopicilicoolcanooniosis floccinaucinihilipilification.........ip...OMG a dead rat, i found my earing!........smeh


Dave That Yodels 6 years ago

SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *symbol crash*


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you for commenting Imelda I mean habee :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

My husband swears I have more shoes than Imelda Marcos! As a shoe freak, I loved this hub.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you Patty, I unfortunately haven't seen that movie :( but thanks though for the nice comment.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

GH, it's there up! Didn't you read Shoe no 3?


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

This is a novel piece about shoes that I have enjoyed. Have you seen the small historical movie within Married with Children that Al and his daughter made called "Sheos" complete with misspelled word? Hilarious.

Thumbs up!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Where is Imelda Marcos' shoes, not fond of shoes yet you're hub about shoes is interesting...


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thanks RKHenry :)


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RKHenry 6 years ago from Your neighborhood museum

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!!! I really enjoyed the subject matter of this hub. Bravo!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Shalini, shoes could be front on front pages.... See women and most men have addiciton to shoes... Thanks for commenting...


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Oh yeah Invictus, Bradshaw was may favorite lady in Sex & the City... She loves shoes :) Thanks dear.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Wow - that's a great collection of 'shoe' stories! To think that shoes could be front page news sometimes!! :D


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

This is so unique and very funny, Shamel! I loved the guy who threw his shoe at Goerge Bush! So deserving, if you ask me. :)

Carie Bradshaw, from Sex in the City, always comes to my mind when I think of shoes, too! Her love for 'jimmy choos' that ARE LIKE $1200-1500 A PAIR! lol

Thanks for interesting knowlwdge with a morining giggle!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

WEEE Cris, I don't know all the shoes story around the world lol I wrote about what most people know............. Thanks for sharing though :)


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I enjoyed learning about these amusing anecdotes (of course, Imelda's shoe tale is known to me). But I think you forgot about Puss and his boots and that "old lady who lived in a shoe, She had so many children, she didn't know what to do". Or maybe they are not as infamous? Thanks for sharing shamel :D


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you ripplemaker :)


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

What a unique topic Shamel! I enjoyed reading the shoe stories tee hee :)


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you chrissie... Clothes are fine too :)


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chrissie123 6 years ago

wow I love this lol. I love shoes but i love clothes more I'm a clothes junkie! Great hub!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Of course Ivorwen, it was very difficult, but then, i chose what most people know. Thanks.


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Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

Oh, I found this very interesting, but I bet it was hard to narrow the crazy shoe stories down to ten!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

lol.... hehehe, no one can take yer palce my captain :) Thanks for this GREAT comment :)


HealthTip 6 years ago

That was so damn orginal and funny, methinks you should become the new Captain ; )


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thanks Carmen :)


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Carmen Borthwick 6 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

And who's shoes do you walk in? Great hub, thoroughly enjoyed it.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Oh thanks a lot Ms Chievous. I seem I missed this red one :)


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Ms Chievous 6 years ago from Wv

Great topic!! I was looking for Dorthy's red shoes from the Wizard of Oz, but your list is better!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

hahahaha, I wish that made you glad Ivorwen? Thanks anyway.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Zsuzsy Bee, this man is very famous now! And a man like saddam who did all these atrocities to his people, of course he desrved that. Thanks.


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Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

When I saw the title, I had lots of shoes in mind, but non of them you mentioned!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Great hub, I hadn't heard of #7. In the long run Saddam got what he deserved...a shoe in the face

regards Zsuzsy


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

keiray my dear friend:) try to get expensive and nice ones ok! :) Thanks.


keira7 6 years ago

Hello Shamelabboush, I just remember that I need some new shoes, thank you for this nice hub. Take care. God Bless.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you Lgali.


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Lgali 6 years ago

Lot of nice shoes thanks


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thanks ladyeagle.


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ladyeagle_cdc 6 years ago from San Juan City, Philippines

whoa! fetish for shoes :). thank you so much for sharing shamelabboush. Good day!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Yeah Peggy, i am really unaware of the other shoes, sorry. i think i mentioned the most prominent ones only.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I only knew about 6 of your 10 selections, so thank you for the education about a unique subject matter for a hub. I agree that the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz should be included. Had forgotten about the Maxwell Smart use of them. One learns from the comments as well. Good hub!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Now you know! Thanks enver :)


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enver pasha 6 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

Wow! I'm from romania and I didn't know about ceausescu's obsession for shoes. Thank you


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Hello bunchee,thank you so much for the cute comments :)


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Bunchee 6 years ago from Dubai, UAE

Hmm.. can i be as rich as Nicolae Ceausescu?? i don't want to wear anything twice (in my dreams! hihi)

Super great hub.. very original... you're becoming very creative with your topics ha! :-)


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Hi Pachuca, I am fine thanks! Glad you had a laughter at this :)


Pachuca213 6 years ago

How are you my friend??? This is absolutely hilarious! I loved it...what a unique hub!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you tony. It's a great shoe according to many of people.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Maybe you have shoes fetish Jerilee :) lol Thanks


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I must confess Muntather Al Zaidi’s shoes get my vote forthe most appropriate use!

Very original Hub - thanks

Love and peace

Tony


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Jerilee Wei 6 years ago from United States

I felt pretty smug, I knew nine out of 10. Great hub!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thanks lyla, now you know 10 of them :)


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lyla 6 years ago from India

Very interesting..Shamel..enjoyed this thoroughly!I knew only 4 out of this 10!:)


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

One full closet of shoes!! mmm! Isn't that women's paradise? Thanks jiberish.


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

I passed down my love for shoes to my daughter, the difference is that she has a whole closet for shoes only, and she keeps all of them in their original box. It's a bad habit I wish she would get over. Thank you for a good read.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thats so funny princessa I admit it :) Thank you so much.


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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I love shoes, but apart from Cinderella's, Eva peron's and Imelda Marcos I had never heard the other stories. Really fascinating how a clothing accessory can become so important for the most bizarre reasons.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

HomelessGuy, I mentioned the most prominent incidents only since I dont know anything about this maxwell thing. Plus, Al Zaidi will always live bcz he dared the president of the most powerful and influential country, so what do you think? Thanks for your comment.


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thanks dohn121, women are trendy by nature and it suits those babes :)


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HomelessGuy 6 years ago

I feel as though you have skipped over at least #3 on the list behind Nikita and Imelda. That would be Maxwell Smart and all the other people on "Get Smart" with the various shoe phones! ;)

Historically Muntather Al Zaidi will be forgotten long before the rest on your list, and for certain before Maxwell Smart!

The Ruby Slippers, my good man, where are they on the list?

Thanks it was entertaining reading.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I can see why someone would throw a shoe at someone else, as it's the ultimate insult...I guess a book wasn't available? This was very entertaining, Shamel! I'll never understand why women are so infatuated with shoes :)


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Thank you Jess for your nice comment. Always welcome...


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

So inventive to choose the shoe theme. I especially agree with the way you ranked them. Most of these I did not know about, but now I do! Thank you, Shamel!


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shamelabboush 6 years ago Author

Of course worldgrandeur, thanks.


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worldgrandeur 6 years ago from The Moon

That's sooo funny specially the last one :)

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