The Most Colorful Modern and Traditional Footwear
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The Most Colorful Modern and Traditional Footwear

One of the most lucrative industries nowadays is the shoe-making industry. Shoes are among the most expensive personal items purchased by the rich and the famous. Here are some of the most colorful and attractive modern and traditional footwear.

What is the singular most expensive personal item that you have purchased except from jewelries? Some individuals are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a pair of shoes or slipper. Some famous figures in history have large collection of footwear. One of the most lucrative industries nowadays is the shoe-making industry. Shoes are among the most expensive personal items purchased by the rich and the famous. Here are some of the most colorful and attractive modern and traditional footwear.

Galesh

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The Galesh is colorful traditional footwear that originated in Iran. Galesh are always handwoven and with specific fabrics making it unique. This footwear is what people in Persia used to wear before the proliferation of the modern shoe. Galesh are still made today, but under the guise of handicrafts and cultural produce.

Mojari

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Mojari is a generic name of colorful and unique handcrafted ethnic footwear of India and Pakistan. These are made by artisans mostly using vegetable tanned leather. The uppers are made of one piece of leather or textile embroidered and embellished with brass nails, cowry shells, mirrors, bells and ceramic beads. Historically, these were worn by multitude and royalty. It is also called Khussa.

Mule

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Mule is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed from France. They can be any heel height - from flat to high. The style is predominantly worn by women and by some men. The term derives from the Ancient Roman mulleus calceus a red or purple shoe worn by the three highest magistrates.

Espadrilles

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Espadrille is brightly-colored classical footwear. The basic Espadrille on the above picture is made of Jute Sole from Bangladesh. Espadrilles are normally casual flat, but sometimes high heeled shoes originating from the Pyrenees. They usually have a canvas or cotton fabric upper and a flexible sole made of rope or rubber material molded to look like rope.

Giveh

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Giveh is colorful and uniquely designed footwear from Iran. It is a kind of soft, comfortable, durable and handwoven-top shoe. These shoes are common in rural and mountain areas of Iran.

Beaded Moccasin

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The Moccasin is a unique slipper made of deerskin or other soft leather, consisting of a sole and sides made of one piece of leather, stitched together at the top, and sometimes with a vamp. The sole is soft and flexible and the upper part often is adorned with embroidery or beading, et cetera. Historically, it is the footwear of many Native American peoples.

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