In 2016, a 2,000-year-old Roman shoe was found in a well in Saalburg, Germany.
Saalburg was a Roman fort that protected Roman borders from Germanic barbarians. There was a settlement next to the fortress. At the peak of its development, this “agglomeration” was inhabited by 2,000 people. The fort was used until 260 CE.
Saalburg was first discovered in the 19th century. Currently, its area has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, and scientists still find new items from Roman times during their excavations.
The latest find – the aforementioned shoe – gives us to understand that the Romans also had their own approach to fashion. The found shoe is extremely detailed and “modern” made. Usually in the Roman Empireshoes and sandals were worn. The latter especially looked like military sandals caligae. They did not cover the toes and had a thick, nailed sole consisting of several layers of leather.