Seems that the first shoe is contrived by a human who ever hurt feet first. The first raw materials of shoes were animal leather, wrapping round the feet. In time wood and cloth joined the material team.
Famous Dutch shoes “Sabo” are produced by wood 100%, not for use anymore only for accesory. Oldest examples of shoes are sandals which were founded at ruins of ancient Egypt and Minos. At these ruins also boots have been found.
At 16th century heels were added to shoes. Along this long story hundreds of shoe styles are created such as square noise, edged noise, sandals, moccasin, with or without heels, high heels, full woodden, grass, leather, leather + wood, cloth, plastics..
The most comfortable shoes are made of well designed leather. Leather is natural as human body. When it’s well combinated to foot structure, that will make you happy.
Beside clothing, the most important instrument of fashion world is footwear. Importance of footwear design increased from 16th and 17th centuries in Europe. Today, many of famous shoe designers effect casual life. Designing a shoe needs help of anatomy knowledge, physics science and a little architecting skill.
The best source of inspiration of a shoe designer is the woman. Woman body, her potential and high acclaim drive the designers. Because women include entire beauty of the nature.