It’s said by several sources that some of the world’s first mens shoes were about 40,000 years ago, or approximately around the year 38,000 Before Christ’s Existence (BCE or simply BC). Some date the earliest mens shoes back to around 8,000 BC. Both of these mens shoes referenced herein were very rudimentary and required regular upkeep or duplicates to be made from scratch on a regular basis. These BHD Mens Shoes were mostly crafted from grasses like wheat and thatch, vines from forests, and even leather, although this last material was by far the most important of the three major components of ancient, basic shoes.
Some of these quasi-sandals were thong sandals, although these mens shoes didn’t facilitate humans running at high speed over long distances without hurting their feet. Another disadvantage of thong sandals was their lack of longevity. The “best” mens shoes made during ancient times were slip-on sandals crafted from plant matter and leather. Leather served as the tough exterior, whereas grasses, leaves, or vines were mashed inside to closely fit their makers’ feet.
In the High Renaissance period, slippers – those resembling today’s “house shoes” in which wearers typically lounge around their places of residence, or risk looking goofy if they wear them in social settings – became popular. However, these slippers looked more like modern-day ballet shoes than they did comfy, fluffy house shoes. Oddly enough, many of them resembled that of today’s Crocs! They had rounded toes, heels to protect the back of wearers’ feet, and a leather strap that was attached to both sides, typically buckled on one and permanently affixed to the other.
Less than one hundred years after these slippers came about, some time between 1490 to 1530, these quasi-slippers started being made with square toes.
In the 1650s to 1700s, wooden clogs came into popularity, with men wearing heels in many of them like today’s women do. These first clogs were called “mules,” made around the same time as true clogs.
Men’s loafers were created in the early 1800s, along with colorful platforms, mid-cut boots called rosettes, and modern moccasins.
Believe it or not, despite the fact that every single shoe made in today’s world is curved for left and right feet, respectively, shoes were never regularly made with such curvature until the middle of the 19th century. It was from here on out when the heeled boot made its appearance, shortly after the Converse All Stars – and, as they say, the rest is history.