The Ancient Birkenstock

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s internet friends they have emailed the Manolo with the news of the discovery of another ancient shoe!

Perhaps it was left for symbolic reasons, or simply forgotten in the mud. Archaeologists said Tuesday they had found a 2,000-year-old shoe hidden in a hollow tree used to construct an ancient well near Wellington in southwest England.

“As far as we know, this is the oldest shoe ever found in the United Kingdom,” said Stephen Reed, who led the team from Exeter Archaeology that made the find on the site of a modern day quarry. “It is reasonably well-preserved, with stitch and lace holes still visible in the leather.”

The shoe is being studied by conservationists in Salisbury, southwest England, and is expected to be displayed at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

This it is undoubtedly the very important discovery, however, the shoe itself, it is not what the Manolo would call the super fantastic.

Ancient Not Super Fantastic Shoe

Indeed does it not look like the Birkenstock, suitable for the wearing by the peasants of the mud?