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25 Pieces Of Footwear Throughout History That Made Us Say 'Whoa' 

Mallory Weiler
July 31, 2020 825 votes 89 voters 4.3k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up the footwear you can see yourself rocking.

Shoes can easily be taken for granted. Our everyday shoes aren't always the most fashionable, and some people opt for comfort over style whenever possible. But those mundane, nothing-special shoes define our generation even without us noticing. The same goes for people from ancient civilizations, such as the Romans and Egyptians, who are often thought of in conjunction with sandals.

Seeing the styles of ancient shoes and sandals gives us a peek into people's daily lives, as well as what they wore for formal occasions and more. Check out these ancient footwear images and vote up the historical shoes you'd have in your closet. 

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Ancient Egyptian Sandals
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Photo:  Pava/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0
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Byzantine Shoes
Byzantine Shoes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 25 Pieces Of Footwear Throughout History That Made Us Say 'Whoa'
Photo:  Walters Art Museum/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0
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Gold Sandals And Toe Coverings
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Photo: Keith Schengili-Roberts/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.5
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19th Century Informal English Slippers
19th Century Informal En... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 25 Pieces Of Footwear Throughout History That Made Us Say 'Whoa'
Photo:  Daderot/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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