Friday, June 11, 2010

Oldest Shoe

This news caught my attention as at first it doesn't look like a shoe to me. I thought it was a cloth shoe but it's indeed a real leather shoe found in Armenian cave and it's about 5,500 years ago when last worn by a human. The shoe was stuffed with grass (of the same age also) and seen with other human things. For sure the cave was resided by the old generation of early humans. By the style of the leather shoe I would assume it was meant for long-range walking. What surprised me was the fact that it doesn't smell bad just like other shoes made of leather, or maybe humans were cleaner then or our mother nature maybe lol!

Here's a clipping of the news:

by RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer Randolph E. Schmid, Ap Science WriterWed Jun 9, 7:11 pm ET

WASHINGTON – About 5,500 years ago someone in the mountains of Armenia put his best foot forward in what is now the oldest leather shoe ever found.

It'll never be confused with a penny loafer or a track shoe, but the well-preserved footwear was made of a single piece of leather, laced up the front and back, researchers reported Wednesday in PLoS One, a journal of the Public Library of Science.

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