These shoes found in King Tut’s tomb depict an African and a Semite.  The wearer was able to walk all over his enemies in spite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How has this idea translated into modern footwear?

Advertising, of course!  Boxer Julius Francis sold the bottom of his shoes as advertising space during his fight against Mike Tyson. January 29, 2000.   It’s a shame it took a knock-out to get the message across.  I guess Julius won no matter the outcome of the fight.