When I first saw the Esparto sandals from the 6th or 5th millennium BC found in Spain, the first idea which came to my mind was that they were not anything but just things to walk in. Today people still wear sandals but with a difference that it has become the most intimate object. In ancient times, sandals were made of esparto grass, which is a fiber produced from two species of perennial grasses. I am sure you will agree that they probably were quite uncomfortable.

 

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