söndag 23 oktober 2011

Skor då och nu


As late as 1850 most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts, there being no difference between the right and the left shoe. Breaking in a new pair of shoes was not easy. There were but two widths to a size; a basic last was used to produce what was known as a "slim" shoe. When it was necessary to make a "fat" or "stout" shoe the shoemaker placed over the cone of the last a pad of leather to create the additional foot room needed.


When the 27-year-old ordered a special monster-design slipper to fit his oversized left foot, he was sent this size 1,450 one [210 x 130 x 65cm] – because manufacturers failed to spot a decimal point.

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