It seems that losing one sock or shoe has been a problem for thousands of years. Diana Zardaryan ,of Armenia’s Institute of Archaeology has discovered the oldest known shoe — a leather 5,500 year-old shoe complete with laces and grass inserts.
This shoe is 1,000 years older that the Great Pyramid of Giza and predates the work of Milton S. Florsheim by over 5,387 years.
The shoe is without a sole and made from a single piece of cow hide. It was filled with grass (perhaps for warmth). It appears the very thing for an urbane ancient male who wants to cut a dashing image in the Chalcolithic period.
It is 24.5cm long or a European size 37. It was located near Armenia’s border with Iran and Turkey.
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