Shoes and Boots by Fiona Macdonald
This work contains details about shoes and boots ranging from strips of fur wound around the feet and legs by prehistoric hunters, to 10,000-year-old moccasins; from ancient Egyptian papyrus-reed sandals to the wolly socks worn by Roman soldiers; from Chinese foot-binding, to Native American snowshoes; from glam-rock platforms and designer trainers, to ski boots and scuba-diving flippers. How did different styles of footwear develop? What are the traditions behind different types of shoes and sandals? How have fashion fads or practical needs dictated the items we wear on out feet? It takes a comprehensive look at the history of shoes and boots!