Shoes! Shoes! Glorious shoes! Shoes protect us from the agony of da-feet. There was an old lady who lived in a shoe, her husband was a heel so she socked him. Here's 16 fancy footwear facts for your sole amusement. These will give you a toe-hold in your next shoe-based converse-ation.

SHOE STORIES CRACKED.COM THE FIRST KNOWN PLATFORM SHOES WERE CALLED COTHORNOS AND WORN BY GREEK TRAGIC ACTORS. THE TALLER THE SHOE, THE MORE DISTINGUISHED THE PERFORMER.

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SHOE STORIES CRACKED.COM THE WORD SABOTAGE COMES FROM SABOT, THE FRENCH WORD FOR WOODEN CLOG SHOES. SABOTS WERE CLUMSY TO WEAR, AND SABOTAGE MEANT WORKING SLOWLY AND CLUMSILY ON PURPOSE.

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SHOE STORIES CRACKED.COM THE MOST EXPENSIVE SHOES IN THE WORLD ARE DOROTHY'S RED SLIPPERS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ. VALUED AT $6 MILLION, THEY ARE THE WORLD'S MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF POP CULTURE MEMORABILIA.

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SHOE STORIES CRACKED.COM THE WORLD'S LARGEST HIGH-HEELED SHOE IS OVER NINE FEET TALL. IT WAS MADE IN 2019 BY TUNISIA'S DIDO FASHION CLUB, TO PROMOTE LOCAL SHOEMAKING INDUSTRY.

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CRACKED.COM SHOE STORIES SHOE SIZES ARE INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED. A MAN'S FOOT 10.5 INCHES LONG IS CONSIDERED TO BE: SIZE 9 IN AUSTRALIA SIZE 9.5 IN THE USA SIZE 10 IN MEXICO SIZE 27.5 IN JAPAN SIZE 43.5 IN EUROPE SIZE 44 IN CHINA SIZE 267 IN KOREA

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