Here in Canada the time of year has arrived when we add something to our wardrobes which have been absent for some months - socks! What is cosier than slipping into a pair of hand-knit socks. But socks are not just for warmth - for thousands of years, people around the world have sought to separate themselves from their shoes with all manner of shoes. Some are humble, some are splendid, but all were created to make us more comfortable as we walk through life.
|Replica of Otzi man's shoe, 2002|
|Possibly Spanish , 17th century|
Check back next week as we continue to trace the history of socks!