What are shoe’s and why do we wear them?
Normally a shoe is an item of footwear used to provide comfort and protect the feet whilst walking, running, dancing, playing sports and many other activities.
Shoes are also worn as a fashion item, altough we mostly wear them to protect our feet from the extreme seasons of Hot & Cold weather on rough terrain and sometimes inside our homes with house shoes.
During the early childhood years of growth, feet grow and change shape quickly, albeit, later in life they do not change much at all, whereby, shoes then become a good long-term investment.
Shoes are made from various materials - leather, rubber, wood, plastic, metal. etc. and because there are many types of shoes many people use a shoe tree which is put inside the shoe to keep its shape, some people screw up newspaper and stuff into there shoes instead of a shoe tree, which serves just as good.
It pays to choose wisely a good fit and design as Injuries can be caused by shoes that do not fit properly. Investing in shoe’s that fit you properly and designed for its use is usually a good idea, such as shoes designed for sports or dancing can help you to prevent foot and ankle damage.
Many hundreds of years ago people mostly wore soft shoes which were made of wraparound leather, similar to a moccasin. As late as 1800’s, most shoes were made, with no difference between the right and the left shoe, "How times have changed"? and especially because our feet are increasingly more vulnerable now to environmental hazards such as on building sites, with sharp rocks and temperature extremes, Some shoes worn by builders are with steel caps and even steel-soled.
The types of shoes have changed over the years and are varied enormously from country and culture, the design and appearance was originally created because of there function, however, fashion has become a dominating design today, as people like to wear very high heels or flat shoes, whereby, they vary widely in style, design, use and cost.
Flip Flop sandals made of simply a thin sole and strap are probably sold very cheaply. Famous designer brand names in fashion made of expensive materials, may be much more expensive to buy.
Once you have purchased your shoes it may be advisable to plan on how to look after them? i.e. Spray them with a waterproof protector, Polish the leather or fabric, clean the insides and use shoe trees (or stuff with paper), add soles of rubber to the bottoms, and/or alternate wearing the shoes with other shoes.
Before you buy your shoes
Make sure that they fit OK by making sure there is enough space for your longest toe at the end of each shoe, especially when standing up, and make sure the ball of your foot fits into the wide part of the shoe. It is not a good idea to buy shoes that feel tight or even slightly tight and expect them to stretch, your toes should be able to wiggle comfortably. You should be able to fit the width of your finger or thumb in between the tips of your toes and the end of the shoe.
Shoes & boots come in many descriptions i.e. sandals, slippers, running shoes, walking shoes, tap dancing shoes, Wellington Boots, Mules, Ankle Boots, sandals, Heels, Court Shoes, etc, an enormous amount of designs, especially when culture is taken into consideration such as dutch wooden clogs etc.
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