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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5 thoughts on “Notice: Looking For 5,500 Left Shoe Believed Left in Cave Near Armenia”
Isn’t that Mr. Noah’s shoe size?
This story made me think about one I read on io9 a week or so ago about the aztecs having rubber soled shoes 500+ years ago: http://io9.com/5551281/further-proof-that-ancient-aztecs-invented-rubber+soled-shoes
“predates the work of Milton S. Florsheim by over 5,387 years.”
All I can do is simply applaud. Bravo on the funny!
From the article:
“While the Armenian discovery may claim the honours as the world’s oldest leather shoe, the oldest known footwear – a moccasin and a pair of leather sandals discovered in a cave in Missouri – are believed to be some 2,000 years older.”
Learn something new every day.
Well if it was really the Left show, was he in his right mind. Wait how do we know it was a males shoe?
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