What am I? I am a shoe. I am a must for every human being in this contemporary world. People called me shoe here and there but I am different, it depends on the occasion you need me for.
My main importance is protection. I protect human being’s foot from dirt and dust and other harmful objects they would have stepped on with their barefoot. I can be a great companion for protection and even for fashion.
I come in different sizes and types, different patterns and colours, different uses and prices. Example: flip-flop, sandals, cover shoe, half shoe, stiletto, high heel, boots, slippers etc. My uses are unlimited and a single person can have varieties of me for a different purpose.
I have been in existence since the primitive world, the early Egyptian called me ‘thongs’ which I e birth to the present day flip-flop. The ancient Greek, Hindus and Egyptian view me as an unnecessary entity and Unaesthetic, so they prefer to be barefooted. The ancient Egyptian shoes were made from papyrus and palm leaves, Masai of Africa from rawhide, India from wood, China and Japan from rice straw while Mexico uses yucca plant.
- For protection against dirt.
I protect the foot from dirt; like dust or dung and harmful objects like broken bottles, sharp object or poisonous insects.
- For protecting the foot from heat and cold.
I protect the foot from heat and cold during summer and winter respectively.
- For protecting the foot from germs.
I protect the foot from germs and infection. Diabetes patients need to stay clear from foot infections if it happens; it might lead to amputation.
- Support and stability.
I aid support and stability, giving my wearer a comfort time. For example, sports shoes.
- For fashion.
Mostly, people wear me for fashion, certain shoes show the class of people.
- To aid movements and maneuverings.
- Support for inadequate arches or excess pronation.
- I help people to work in hazardous conditions.
Engineers or miners need me a lot in their field of work to aid their movement and protect them.
Who am I? I am a shoe, the comforter!