24 Strange Facts About Shoes… #6 Will Blow Your Mind.
I love shoes. I do not discriminate either, I love all kinds of shoes: boots, sandals, wedges and all the rest. Why limit ourselves to like one style when there is room to love them all? As a tribute to everything footwear, here are 24 interesting facts about shoes. Warning: You may be tempted to do a little shopping afterwards.
#1. Men in heels.
Shoes with heels were initially designed for men. The heel signified wealth and aristocracy. Furthermore, the heel helped men stay on the stirrups of a horse when riding.
#2. Style icon.
Audrey Hepburn made loafers fashionable for women. In the film, "Funny Face," she wore Salvatore Ferragamo's now famous design.
#3. Big shoes to fill.
The name behind the famous shoe label, Jimmy Choo, designed and made his first footwear at the tender age of 11. He was born from a family of shoemakers, with his father teaching him the craft.
#4. Fit for a queen.
The first boots were designed and made for none other than Queen Victoria in 1840.
#5. Dreaming of shoes?
It seems that when you dream of shoes, it's more than just a reminder to go shopping. Shoes represent the way you approach your life. If you wear shoes in your dream, it suggests that you are well grounded and down to earth. Changing your shoes means changing roles, beliefs, or the way you view things.
When we dream of forgetting our shoes: it represents leaving our inhibitions behind. Likewise, old and worn shoes represent hard work.
#6. She had how many?
As the first lady of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, Imelda Marcos enjoyed many perks. When the family fled the island, the Malacañan Palace was found to have 15 mink coats, 508 gowns, 1,000 handbags, and a mere 1056 pairs of shoes. A huge contrast of luxury to the poverty stricken country.
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