What A Heel!

  1. Flag4The tongueless Scottish Ghillie shoe is known for its comfort and its:
    A. distinctive heels
    B. rubber soles
    C. laces
  2. A wooden sabot (or clog) was traditionally worn in the Netherlands, France, and elsewhere in Europe. True or False: Sabot is also the root of the word "sabotage."
  3. During his 1926 coronation, Emperor Hirohito of Japan stood on 12 inch high:
    A. Chopines
    B. Getas
    C. Boots
  4. Match the shoe designer with the product.
    A. Dave Little 1. Sandals
    B. L.L. Bean 2. Cowboy Boots
    C. André Perugia 3. Leather & Rubber Galoshes
  5. When you need to muck out the stalls, or trek through some English countryside, grab your:
    A. Ferragamos
    B. Blahniks
    C. Wellingtons
  6. Today's platform shoes are tame compared to their 15th & 16th century predecessors called chopines. True or False: In Venice, 30 inch high chopines required two servants to steady the wearer.
  7. True or False: The slippers worn by toreadors in the bullfight ring are called zapatillas.
  8. The ancient Chinese practice of footbinding was officially banned by Empress Dowager (Tz'u-hsi) in 1902. Prior to that, a Golden Lotus referred to a:
    A. 6 inch foot
    B. 3 inch foot
    C. 12 inch foot
  9. Many Native Americans' shoes are distinguished by soles that extend up toward the top, so the toe is not on "ground level." True or False: These shoes are called crakows.


  1. C.
  2. True. Workers sometimes threw their wooden shoes into machinery to halt production.
  3. B.
  4. A, 2; B, 3; C,1
  5. C. You need your sturdy rubber "Wellies."
  6. True.
  7. True. And those pink stockings set them off so nicely!
  8. B.
  9. False. They are moccasins. Crakows, from the 15th century, had points up to two feet long!

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