Put On Your Own Shoes Day is celebrated on December 6th in the United States. An interesting holiday sunk into the hearts of Americans. It is actually amazing, because everyone can interpret the date in their own way – put on their favorite shoes or find their own path in life. What do you choose?
It is hard to imagine that people used to go without shoes. The first need for it was dictated by protection from external influences. Over time, it grew, various products appeared, and they were modified. As a result, a huge market appeared, which still surprises with a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
It’s a pity that the very first pair of shoes are lost to history – there were different options in each region. In the north, thick leather, hay, and fur were used; for the southern regions, other materials were popular – palm leaves, papyrus fiber. The only thing that scientists could find out was that in the Stone Age there were already craftsmen who created masterpieces for those times with their own hands. So, in 1991, in Italy, researchers discovered a mummy with deerskin boots on its feet.
In the Middle Ages, shoe modernization took place: the first heel appeared, which was worn exclusively by men, pointed shoes, and even lacing. Until the end of the 18th century, the appearance of models was established by men: their legs were considered the standard of beauty. There was a time when women hid their legs under long dresses.
Here are some interesting facts about the history of shoes:
- In the 17th century, people wore high heels to draw attention to themselves. Some of these heels were so high that the wearer needed assistance when walking.
- Models with a rectangular toe appeared thanks to King Charles the Eighth, as he had six toes. Tailors created more comfortable shoes for him.
- In ancient Rome, women always wore white shoes, while men wore black.
How to take part
You can take part in Put On Your Own Shoes Day by buying a new pair of shoes, repairing your favorite ones, teaching your baby to walk, or engaging in daily training. You can also take the opportunity to think about where you would like to be in the near future and take steps to reach your goal.
When is Put on Your Own Shoes Day celebrated in 2023?
Put on Your Own Shoes Day is observed on December 6 each year.