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Weird traditional shoes of the world

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:09 am
by sofiya
Sometimes shoes are the most interesting part of the national costume. They indicate the typical features of the country and at the same time the traits of the person who made and uses them. Shoes are the part of the outfit which tells more than any other piece about the wearer. That’s why traditional footwear of other countries often seems so odd for us. For example, these 10 weird national shoes: Top-10 most offbeat traditional shoes around the world (

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Re: Weird traditional shoes of the world

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:54 am
by sofiya
Postoly – the traditional shoes of Eastern European countries. They are made from leather and can be tied to the leg with leather strips or thick woolen threads. The tips of postoly are often narrowed and turned-up.
On the photos below, are postoly from the western part of Ukraine (Carpathian regions), the end of the 19th century.

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Re: Weird traditional shoes of the world

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:17 am
by sofiya
Vintage felt boots for winter. You can see a pair of tiny kid’s boots and a pair of felt & leather boots for an adult. Also, there are several beautiful felt flowers in the photo.
Such felt boots were popular in Europe in the 20th century. Even today, they are used in some countries.
Felt boots are very warm but not waterproof at all. That’s why they are worn with gumshoes on top.

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