Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Healthy Footware?

I am not entirely convinced that these wooden-soled boots would 'safeguard your health'.  They look painful to wear and I wonder how they would stand up to working on a muddy vegetable patch!

Wikipedia reveals that a sabot is a clog from France that covers the whole foot. From the 16th to 19th centuries, they were associated with the lower classes. During this period of Industrial Revolution, the word sabotage gained currency. Allegedly derived from sabot, sabotage described the actions of disgruntled workers who wilfully damaged machinery by throwing their sabots into the works. But, according to some accounts, sabot-wearing workers were simply considered less productive than others who had switched to leather shoes, roughly equating the term sabotage with inefficiency.

1 comment:

  1. Healthy footwear is a paid of old slippers ;-)anything is better than some of the torture for feet now available in stores near you!