The ancient Egyptians weren’t really much ones for wearing shoes. They didn’t really need them all that much since he weather was pretty much always warm. In the late Middle Kingdom/early New Kingdom sandals became more prominent. They still weren’t worn on a day to day basis, though. They were mostly worn on special occasions. By the New Kingdom everyone expect the very poor had a pair of sandals. These shoes demonstrated social class just as clothing does. The lower classes had sandals made of reeds, upper classes of leather. The more wealthy you were the more heavily adorned your sandals were. Read More

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