Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Shoes

Shoes

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Shoes

Fred Astaire wore these handmade dancing shoes in “Easter Parade” (1948). L296. Photo: Truls Nord.

Shoes

Comfortable horseshoes made of rubber that were patented by Lone Pedersen in 1993. TM42694. Photo: Truls Nord.

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Shoes

For Carrie Bradshaw, Manolo sandalettes are more important than food and the sandal is one of the oldest types of shoe. The world´s oldest leather shoe was found in 2010 in a cave in Armenia. It was about 5,500 years old.

During the Middle Ages shoes for the right and left foot were not alike. But from the 1500s right up to the 1930s ladies' shoes were exactly the same for both feet. In the 1600s a shoemaker worked 16 hours a day for two-three days to make a pair of boots. But by the time machine manufacturing arrived at the end of the 1800s it took just one hour and 45 minutes to make a pair of shoes.

Today there are not many shoe manufacturers left in Sweden, most shoes are imported. In 1996 Swedes bought 6.5 billion crowns (730,000 million euro) worth of shoes. In 2007 the amount stood at 10.7 billion crowns (1.2 billion euros).

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