Who doesn’t love a few fun facts on a Friday—especially when shoes are involved? We recently stumbled on some strange and interesting footwear trivia that was too good not to share. From the meaning behind your shoe dreams to the origins of the wedge, keep scrolling for 13 conversation-starting facts shoes, glorious shoes!
According to The New York Times, in the late 1800s, people started using the word sneakers because the rubber sole allowed you to “sneak” around without making a sound.
According to this study, the average American woman has at least 19 pairs of shoes in their closet. How many do you own?
Dorothy’s iconic ruby red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ naturally and rightfully so earn this top spot. The original pair sold at an auction in 2000.
Ouch—can you image the pain before this brilliant modification?
Say it out loud, Tev-AH.
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Yes, buying those heels is totally justified, according to Suzanne Ferriss, PhD, editor of the book Footnotes: On Shoes.
More than a century later and women still love the versatile style.
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