Standard Shoe Sizes

Shoe sizes were introduced in 1305, during the King Edward I of England’s reign. Standard shoe sizes were based on the definition of an inch by laying 3 barley grains end to end lengthwise. Shoe sizes were derived from the number of barley corns needed to measure a particular sole.

Date:
      1305
Name(s):
      King Edward I
Occupation:
      King
Location:
      England

Additional Information:

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