Ancient Egyptians wore shoes to make a statement, Egyptians did an evolution of a new form to turn sandals into completely closed shoes. Historians are not sure why sandals were suddenly introduced but, beginning at the start of the New Kingdom period of Egyptian history, sandals suddenly began to appear on the hieroglyphs depicting scenes of Egyptian life. Egyptians had developed advanced shoe making skills for their time, and they created sandals woven of reeds or leather that were quite similar in design to many modern sandals.
Footwear is much more than just protection for our feet, there is an even deeper dimension that is often quite comparable to the emotions and reasons people wear certain pieces today: status, symbolism that is sometimes religious, expressing you belong to a particular scene. It gives a glance into human behavior.
The wow-factor is in the Ancients Egyptian skilled craftsmanship. The technology employed that’s the most wow thing, looking at the details, with some of Tutankhamun’s shoes, they used bits of gold, birch bark, bone and maybe even glass inlays to decorate and create luxurious and glamorous footwear for the queens. The pictorial stories found in tombs known as hieroglyphs, showed every class of person, from the ruling pharaoh (king or queen), to the lowly worker, going barefoot.
Though the design of Egyptian sandals was simple, the wealthy still found ways to adorn them. Some had buckles on the straps made of precious metals, while others had jewels embedded in the woven soles. Some sandal designs had turned up toes, probably to keep sand out of the shoe as they walk.
And this takes us to Our “Back to Origins” collection harmony which has a distinctly modern touch. We mixed leather straps with silver and gold colors, we added a vintage look using fabrics and beaded materials to portray the luxury in each piece. Our pieces will take you from day to night and you will feel powerful wearing them as a resemblance to the royalty of the Egyptian queens.