World's Oldest Leather Shoe Found: Custom made, long-distance walker

6:41 a.m. on June 10, 2010 (EDT)
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How are your leather hikers holding up? The world's oldest leather shoe, a 5,500-year-old moccasin-style shoe, recently was found in an Armenian cave. According to a June 9th National Geographic News article, the custom footwear (about size 7 women's U.S.) was made from a single piece of cowhide, laced with leather cord, and found stuffed with grass, possibly as insulation or for storage. The sho...

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11:49 a.m. on June 10, 2010 (EDT)
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I saw that on yahoo news this moring. Looked as tho the shoe had grass stuffed inside for warmth and comfort. Like that guy wore they got from the ice years ago.

4:02 p.m. on June 10, 2010 (EDT)
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Well ill say this "they don't make anything like they use to" in this new disposable age lol

9:34 p.m. on June 10, 2010 (EDT)
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I wonder what kind of insoles he was using.

11:51 p.m. on June 10, 2010 (EDT)
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Those are from the beginning of the bronze age, maybe a little sooner.

That's cool, a pair of bronze age leather moccasins from Eurasia.

2:22 a.m. on June 11, 2010 (EDT)
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That's amazing! ...but where's the scale?

10:34 p.m. on June 11, 2010 (EDT)
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With the whole barefoot/minimalist craze that is going on right now I give it three months tops before someone makes a real hiking shoe based on this.

12:20 a.m. on June 12, 2010 (EDT)
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With the whole barefoot/minimalist craze that is going on right now I give it three months tops before someone makes a real hiking shoe based on this.

I wouldn't doubt you being right about that, or at least using the find as marketing leverage.

4:44 p.m. on June 12, 2010 (EDT)
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Just add superfeet. :)

6:39 p.m. on June 12, 2010 (EDT)
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L.L. Bean would still take it back if defective!

7:09 p.m. on June 12, 2010 (EDT)
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I have a pair almost as old!

 

11:16 a.m. on June 17, 2010 (EDT)
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My feetz has natural paddingz and catz hairz for insulation. Sometimes, I wish....

10:56 p.m. on June 17, 2010 (EDT)
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I bet the person who made or wore them would be amazed they lasted so long.

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