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Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer’s and cobbler’s trades. Today, shoes are often made on a volume basis, rather than a craft basis. Roadside cobblers, Rekong Peo, Himachal Pradesh, India. For most of history, shoemaking has been a handicraft, limited to time consuming manufacture by hand. Traditional shoemakers used more than 15 different techniques of making shoes.
The most basic foot protection, used since ancient times in the Mediterranean area, was the sandal, which consisted of a protective sole, held to the foot with leather thongs or cords of various materials. Similar footwear worn in the Far East was made from plaited grass or palm fronds. The production of wooden shoes was widespread in medieval Europe. They were made from a single piece of wood roughly cut into shoe form. A variant of this form was the clog, which were wooden soles to which a leather upper was attached. Early shoemaking shop on exhibit at Maine State Museum in Augusta, Maine.