Interestingly enough, from Japan’s Meiji period which was from 1868 – 1912 was the emergence of one kind of modern slipper. Unlike the western world, the Japanese are used to taking off their shoes before they enter the house and placing them at the entrance. In the western world hemisphere we are accustomed to wearing our slippers inside the home for comfort. Because of the foreign people being uneducated to the Japanese customs they would enter the Japanese homes with shoes on their feet. Because of this reason special slippers were designed for the foreigners to slip on over their shoes before entering the home keeping the inside sanitary. They also have toilet slippers because the toilet area of a Japanese home is considered unsanitary.
Slippers are popular through out all parts of the globe. They came about early on in India and in Jiaozhi, now know as Vietnam. We are speaking of the period of the 1100’s. Here are a couple of facts about slippers: Pope Benedict XVI as known to wear slippers which are scarlet red in color. He wears them with white socks. He had them made by his won shoe cobbler. Derek Fan, who is known as “The Slipper Man”, has made his place in the Guinness Book Of World Records. He wore a pair of dress slippers for twenty-three consecutive years. The twenty-third year was met on June 30, 2007.
Shoes and boots usually are mad from canvas, rubber, leather, and plastic. The soles are made to be thick. Well, slippers are just the opposite because they are usually constructed from terry cloth, felt, or a soft type of leather. Their soles are thin and flexible.
Ugg boots are made of sheepskin and Ugg slippers are very popular in Australia. The Uggs have been popular there since the 1960’s. The longest running Ugg shoe manufacturer in Australia is Uggs-N-Rugs. This footwear company in business since the 1970’s in Western Australia.
There are many styles of slippers which are popular and some delightful ones. Homer Simpson Slippers are rating high with one viewer. Those plush, cozy, and fluffy slippers are generally priced at about ten to twenty dollars. The reviewer said that they had good traction on the floor which was hardwood. These slippers are for men.