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What Different Types of Womens Sandals does OluKai Offer?
How are OluKai Womens Sandals Great for Arch Support?
At the core of all our womens sandals is our anatomical footbed a biomechanically engineered shape that supports and positions your entire foot naturally, allowing it to move through the stride comfortably. Our footbed design makes our womens sandals great for arch support. Check out our collection of High Arch Sandals for Women.
Do OluKai Womens Sandals & Flip Flops Come in Wide Widths for Women With Wide Feet?
OluKai offers Wide Width Womens Sandals & Flip Flops throughout a number of our womens sandals to deliver comfortable and premium wide width sandals for women with wide feet.
Which OluKai Womens Sandals are Best for Walking?
All of our womens sandals are designed to fit comfortably for long periods of time. Made with anatomically correct footbed cushions and premium materials, our womens sandals offer sustained support when walking or standing.
Why are OluKai Womens Sandals the Most Comfortable Sandals?
What’s the Difference Between Women’s Sandals and Womens Flip Flops?
Why are OluKai Womens Sandals the Best for the Water?
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Middle Ages And Early Modern Period
Asia and Europe
A common casual shoe in the Pyrenees during the Middle Ages was the espadrille. This is a sandal with braided jute soles and a fabric upper portion, and often includes fabric laces that tie around the ankle. The term is French and comes from the esparto grass. The shoe originated in the Catalonian region of Spain as early as the 13th century, and was commonly worn by peasants in the farming communities in the area.
New styles began to develop during the Song Dynasty in China, one of them being the debut of foot straps. It was first used by the noble Han classes, but soon developed throughout society. Women would use these shoes to develop their âlotus feetâ, which would entice the males. The practice allegedly started during the Shang Dynasty, but it grew popular by c. AD 960.
When the Mongols conquered China, they dissolved the practice in 1279, and the Manchus banned foot binding in 1644. The Han people, however, continued to use the style without much government intervention.
Eventually the modern shoe, with a sewn-on sole, was devised. Since the 17th century, most leather shoes have used a sewn-on sole. This remains the standard for finer-quality dress shoes today. Until around 1800, welted rand shoes were commonly made without differentiation for the left or right foot. Such shoes are now referred to as “straights”. Only gradually did the modern foot-specific shoe become standard.
Asia and Europe