A type of footware
- There was no distinction between left and right shoe till 1818.
- The left and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.
- Wooden shoes mounted on thin blocks of 3 to 4 inches high were worn for centuries in Japan.
- The heels on shoes were always colored red in Europe during 16th and 17th centuries.
- In Europe, there was no difference between women's shoes and men's shoes until 18th century.
- Heels were invented in the Middle East to help lift the foot from the burning sand.
- 10% of women in the UK will spent $1,000 or more on shoes in a year.
- 55% of women in the UK had to be carried at some point due to sore feet.
- 50% of women in the UK own more than 30 shoes.
- An average American woman buys about five pairs of shoes each year while an average man, about two pairs.
- The foot-measuring system used in England is one size different from the American system in both length and width.
- A pointe shoe is a type of shoe worn by ballet dancers when performing pointework.
- A ballet shoe, or ballet slipper, is a lightweight shoe designed specifically for ballet dancing.
- A Sneakerhead is a person who owns multiple pairs of shoes as a form of collection and fashion.
- In the Middle East, parts of Africa, Korea and Thailand, it is considered rude to show the soles of the feet to others.
- Shoe throwing is a great insult in some areas in the Middle East and in India.
- Shoes size is often measured using a Brannock Device.
- Nike created a signature shoe for Michael Jordan, called the Air Jordan.