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5 ancient shoes designs around the world you must know


Japanese Gete

Gete is traditional Japanese shoes, the lofty and impervious wooden stand allows the foot to stay well over the soil, consequently it help to avoid spilled water in rainy season and the design is such that firm wood restrict the mud splashing up on back of leg and clothing. It was better design compared to current day’s slipper which assists mud to splash. The Gete were formerly worn to remain the feet and customary long attire above the soil to keep them clean specially in rainy season.


French Bridal Shoes

In 10th and 11th century this kind of shoes was presented as souvenir by groom to bride. This shoe was made out of wood. The front point of the shoe virtually entails that how much the groom loves the bride. Circular and rectangular shapes were made from the tree trunks of walnut.


Finland’s Reindeer Shoes

Finland is awfully icy realm and invented shoes made from reindeer fur so that user can have feet warm. Designers exploit forehead fur from the animal’s head for the soles and pelt from the legs. Sinews are too exploited for threads. The pattern and design of shoes ribbons depends on the sex, indigenous section. However the generally trendy colors are crimson and azure. These shoes appear incredibly jovial and inimitable. Saami reindeer shoes typically comprise sharp and curved toes which are helpful for skiers in daily snowy weather.


India’s Paduka

Paduka is recognized as world’s most ancient footwear. Even today this ancient design is very common but with some design change for better user experience. Sole wood shoe is mostly worn by saints of Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism but when other raw material also used with wood than anybody can use it easily. Cloth, artificial fur, leather, Denim, Canvas etc are used to make it more futuristic. The construction of the traditional shoe requires to hold the wooden knob between the big toe (leg thumb) and second toe.


Northen Europe Bast shoes & socks

Bast shoes are made by hand using the bark of a birch tree or linden tree. These are economical, easy to make and comfortable but life of shoes is commonly only for 1 to 2 week. To avoid discomfort, the ancient types of socks were invented. Nowadays, they are still used by some people in the backwoods of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ukraine, Belarus etc.




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