It is said that the world’s oldest shoe, made from a single piece of cowhide laced with a leather cord along seams at the front and back, was found in a cave in Armenia in 2008 and is believed to date to 3,500 B.C
Of course, the first pair was made out of human’s instinct to protect their feet from the heat of the soil, sharp stones and other unfriendly objects on the ground. Today, most shoes are crafted for fashion purposes— to make people look good and the others look down wishing they could also have a pair. Some people still go for the comfort that they get wearing it. After all, it’s the thing that will get you to places no matter how near or far the place you are going to.
Have you ever wondered how shoes would look like 10 to 20 years from now? Well, below are a couple of shoes that might be on the market for him and her when that time comes.
For Her: Hurricanevanessa.com featured a “front heel” Scary Beautiful shoes, a product of a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg, and as they tell it, the vertiginous footwear provides commentary on our standards of physical beauty.
For Him: Vice.com posted a pair made out of 1050 dentures and jackets out of human hair from the “creative” mind of Fantich & Young. Dominic Young – one half of the team – said, “The Apex Predator shoes were inspired by Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection, then we subverted that idea by including references to the supernatural elements of pagan rites and ceremonial rituals. We tried to instill the concept of viewing nature as a threat by doing what we did.”