Thursday, 22 September 2016

Roman shoe fashions discovered at Vindolanda. More reasons to go visit the roman site on Hadrian wall

Archaeologists were left stunned when they uncovered a near 2,000-year-old shoe which looks just like the Adidas Predator football boot famously worn by David Beckham.
The distinctive ridges on the shoe's outer shell and curved space for laces winding down to the toe give it an uncanny resemblance to the 21st century trainer.
The ancient sneaker was discovered in a ditch at Roman fort Vindolanda close to Hexham, Northumberland.
Staff soon realised it looked more like a modern day football boot than a shoe worn almost two millennia ago. 
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