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Introduction

The definition of shoes is footwear used for protection of human foot which is either made of leather or some durable material. Shoes have been around for a very long time.

In prehistoric times, the necessity to cover the foot from hard and rough terrain and from harsh climatic conditions resulted in invention of shoes. In warm area, large leaves or grass were used as shoes by tying them around and below the foot with vines. The hides and skins of animals were used as shoes in cold countries.

In modern times, besides protecting the feet, shoes are worn more for comfort and as fashion statement. It has become important part of our outfit. Shoes can help us know about the personality, social and economical condition of the person who has worn them.

People have started wearing different types of shoes such as lace-up shoes, cap toes shoes, loafer shoes, slip on shoes, white shoes, boots, casual shoes, wingtips shoes, tasselled loafer shoes, modern style of sandals, and athletic shoes available by Men's USA located in Los Angeles, USA.

 

History of Men's Shoes

The evolution of shoes came into being in the prehistoric time as old as 15,000 years. The cave paintings depict human hunting with shoes worn by them. The shoes illustrated in the cave paintings were made out of animal skin and furs. These oldest type of shoes is called Moccasin. In warm countries like Egypt, Greece ad Rome, sandals woven from plan materials were worn. The shoes in middle ages were soft, richly decorated with materials like velvet and gold. Populaine made out of wooden clogs were used. They were used to protect the shoes from mud or water. The more modern form of populaine are the heeled shoe. In renaissance period, the shoes were without heels, slashed with puffs of fabric pulled through the cuts. Leather was most common material used to shoes. The shoes had laces or buckle straps to tie them around the feet. The appearance of duck-billed shoes, widely used during Charles VII' reign, was lost during the Elizabeth's reign. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, high heels shoes were used once again. The shoes were decorated with rosettes, lace and beautifully embroidered. Shoes like Pantofle, pumps, mule, and latchets were used commonly. During 17th century, the shoes with high tongue, buckles, and square toe became popular. Straps were used to fasten the shoes. In 18th century, the thick heels begin to thin down. Towards the late 18th century and early 19th century shoes became narrow oval toes. The popular styles in 19th century were Blucher boot, button boot, cloth boots, and Balmoral boots. With industrial revolution, shoes were made in machines. This resulted in common use of leather with more refined and precise measurements. The usage of men's shoes varied depending on the activity and the time of day. Oxford shoes was used for walking. The elastic sided shoes were used in evening time. For special evening dress, pump shoes was used. The overshoes and laces became very popular in men's shoes. Highly fashionable formal footwear spats made its appearance.

The shoes in middle ages were soft, richly decorated with materials like velvet and gold. Populaine made out of wooden clogs were used. They were used to protect the shoes from mud or water. The more modern form of populaine are the heeled shoe.

In renaissance period, the shoes were without heels, slashed with puffs of fabric pulled through the cuts. Leather was most common material used to shoes. The shoes had laces or buckle straps to tie them around the feet.

The appearance of duck-billed shoes, widely used during Charles VII' reign, was lost during the Elizabeth 's reign. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, high heels shoes were used once again. The shoes were decorated with rosettes, lace and beautifully embroidered. Shoes like Pantofle, pumps, mule, and latchets were used commonly. During 17 th century, the shoes with high tongue, buckles, and square toe became popular. Straps were used to fasten the shoes. In 18 th century, the thick heels begin to thin down. Towards the late 18 th century and early 19 th century shoes became narrow oval toes. The popular styles in 19 th century were Blucher boot, button boot, cloth boots, and Balmoral boots.

With industrial revolution, shoes were made in machines. This resulted in common use of leather with more refined and precise measurements. The usage of men's shoes varied depending on the activity and the time of day. Oxford shoes was used for walking. The elastic sided shoes were used in evening time. For special evening dress, pump shoes was used. The overshoes and laces became very popular in men's shoes. Highly fashionable formal footwear spats made its appearance.

 

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