Su Open Culture c’è il link al sito del museo di un vecchio forte di epoca romana, e della scarpa ritrovata in un pozzo del forte. Effettivamente non so niente di come i romani facessero le scarpe, e se anche ho mai saputo qualcosa, l’ho dimenticato da tempo.
There was a wide variety of shoes and sandals for men and women. Most were constructed like military caligae, with a one-piece upper nailed between layers of the sole. Many had large open-work areas made by cutting or punching circles, triangles, squares, ovals, etc. in rows or grid-like patterns. Others were more enclosed, having only holes for the laces. Some very dainty women’s and children’s shoes still had thick nailed soles.
(Su Open Culture si trovano sempre chicchette notevoli.)