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Fashion show: glamorous boots

January 26 2007
14:14

January 31, in the Leningrad region will be Russia's first fashion show of Russian boots. It will be held in the theater of fashion Katyusha town of Gatchina.

Arrive at the show will see the boots out on the Gatchina Combine dried shoes. At the podium girls will come encased in glamorous boots with rhinestones and fur boots, embroidered specially for vip-buyers, as well as in a simple, convenient felt footwear, which is in great demand among the consumers.

Among the customers of products manufactured at this factory - fashion houses in France, Germany and boutiques of St. Petersburg. Felt footwear can hardly be considered ancient Russian product, though it and is called "Russian". History boot starts from 4 th century BC - precisely at this time archaeologists are products made of wool, found during excavations in the Altai Pazyrlykskogo mound.

Peculiarities of the Russian winter "forced" to wear boots, not only ordinary residents of cities and villages, but tsars. Catherine II loved soft boots of fine black wool, and Anna Ivanovna permitted to wear boots ladies of the court even a dress.

Emperor Peter I saw this shoe healing properties. He advised: "If a headache in the morning with a hangover, put boots on my feet so after gulping down a bowl of hot cabbage. One of the first references to "the felt boots" is a "Lay" (XII century).

Felt in Russia for a long time been used exclusively as a litter. Today, boots are made for many Russian shoe factories: they are still in demand and more are coming into fashion.

The advantages of this type of footwear recognized throughout the world, collecting boots. In the ancient Russian town of Myshkin there is the world's only museum of Russian boots. Reports RIA Novosti.

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