Shoes are indeed of incredible practical importance. If you take away a persons shoes they won't get very far... It's impossible to dance on pointe without the right shoes... Although it seems like you should be able to golf barefoot, you apparently are better of with spikes on your shoes. This list is very long. The obvious is frostbite or cut and blistered etc. Shoes have been limited at times in history. Remember that possibly fictional grandparent who walked 80 miles in the snow barefoot to get to the one room unheated school that served crackers and broth for lunch? That poor guy ! No Nike sneakers, no Timberland boots, no Doc Maartens. What a disaster. Yes we are spoiled but honestly a pair of shoes should be standard issues when you arrive on this planet.
Those rough historical periods are lessons learned. There are the better times when people can express themselves through the art of fashion.
|My trusty Dehner's. The most beautiful, functional shoe ever !|
|thank you La Perla for making shoes as sexy as lingerie|