The shoe shapes and requirements are fundamentally different from the shoes for women. Men’s shoes can radiate a very special elegance, but are just as comfortable and unusual.
Shoes are among the oldest garments of humanity. Even Ötzi stomped 5,000 years ago with sutures sewn together from different types of leather through snow and ice. They have served not only to warm the feet since the Stone Age, but should also provide protection against injury on rough terrain.
In the early days of the shoes, there were no visible differences between the models for men and women, only in ancient times, in some areas special footwear for men was necessary. The Romans pioneered shoemaking as legionaries, who had to walk countless kilometers on foot, needed bubble-free feet for efficient conquest campaigns. Therefore, the Roman men’s sandals for the right and left foot were made for the first time in a different fit, and offered significantly better comfort than the usual co-paired shoes.
It was not until the 16th century that awareness spread in Central Europe that even men’s shoes should meet visual requirements – the then current high-heeled and pointed lace shoes, which made running almost impossible, characterized the wearer’s standing and fashion awareness. Finally, with the possibility of industrial production, the men’s shoe also advanced to become a fashion item at the beginning of the 20th century.