About The Footwear
Footwear is intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. They are also used as an item of decoration. Footwear refers to garments worn on the feet, for fashion, protection against the environment, and adornment. The designs of footwear have varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally, fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear varies widely in style, complexity and cost. Basic sandals may consist of only a thin sole and simple strap. High fashion shoes may be made of very expensive materials in complex construction and sell for hundreds of dollars a pair. Other footwear are for very specific purposes, such as boots designed specifically for mountaineering or skiing.
Traditionally, footwear have been made from leather, wood or canvas, but are increasingly made from rubber, plastics, and other petrochemical -derived materials. Since the mid -20th Century, advances in rubber, plastics, synthetic cloth, and industrial adhesives have allowed manufacturers to create shoes that stray considerably from traditional crafting techniques. Leather, which had been the primary material in earlier styles, has remained standard in expensive dress shoes, but athletic shoes often have little or no real leather. Soles, which were once laboriously hand -stitched on, are now more often machine stitched or simply glued on. Many of these newer materials, such as rubber and plastics, have made shoes less biodegradable.
The foot contains more bones than any other single part of the body. Due to vastly varied terrain and climate conditions, it is vulnerable to environmental hazards such as sharp rocks and hot ground against which footwear can protect.
The basic anatomy of a shoe is recognizable, regardless of the specific style of footwear.