Take The Shoe Test And See What It Tells About You And Your Style
Shoes are important part of our overall look and fashion statement in our day to day lives. What you wear or like says a lot about your personality. Check out what your shoe sense says about you. Share you're results online and don't forget to tell your friends to take the quiz and see how they fare.
How Many Pair Of Shoes Do You Own Right Now ?
Shoes make a statement and add function to fashion. They can make your feet feel like their floating in the clouds or they can put a punch line on a flashy number. Shoes can make or break any look, an essential element of style. While sales of most things have decreased in the recession period, shoe sales went up.
Shoes are fun! Shoes are little personalities just waiting to be put on. Shoes can be add sex appeal or instant comfort or instant glamour. With the right shoes, you can slip on a whole new image and shoes are fun to buy too. You don't have to diet to fit into them.
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Interesting Shoe Facts
- In late 1800 century, people started using the word sneakers because the rubber sole did not make any sound and people could sneak around without any noise from shoes.
- In the early 1300 century, Britain established the first means to measure shoe size. King Edward II as the basis for shoe measurement.
- First ever shoes were made from animal skin and wood, created over 8 thousand years ago.
- European men and women wore same shoe designs for a long time. After 18th century different designs for men and women shoes were developed.
- Men were the first ones to wear heels. As it was essential for men riding horses to have a heel on their boot in order to stay in their stirrups.
- The most expensive shoes ever sold were Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ naturally and rightfully so earn this top spot. The original pair sold at an auction in 2000 for $660,000.
- A poll conducted by a famous poll site in 2013 among 6,750 women, 71 percent of women polled who make less than $40,000 a year never wear heels to work, while 21 percent who make $150,000 and more wear heels to work every day.
- Fetish of collecting high heel footwear is called Altocalciphilia.
- Jimmy Choo constructed his first pair of shoes at the age of 11 years.
- Fashionable high heeled shoes were first introduced outside of Italy when Catherine de Medici went to French court in 1533 to be married.
- In the 16th and 17th century heels were always painted in red and blue colors.
- The only shoe museum in North America is The Bata Shoe Museum, located in Toronto, Canada. They have collection that spans from modern times, all the way to 2500 B.C.
- According to Glamour, the average woman will buy 469 pairs of shoes in her lifetime. All in all, she will end up spending $25,000 on shoes.
- In the ninth and tenth centuries the greatest princes of Europe wore wooden shoes.
- Slippers were in use before Shakespeare’s time, and were originally made “rights” and “lefts.”
- Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called keds.
In 18th century legislation designed to create paved walkways within cities allowed women to wear less practical shoes with higher heels.
High heels for women are believed to have originated with Catherine de Medici, a 16th century Italian noblewoman who was short in stature and wanted to make a bigger impression when she arrived in France to marry the future King Henry.
In Biblical times a sandal was given as a sign of an oath.