The Israelite Who Wore Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

Luxurious footwear is not a modern phenomenon. Evidence shows that it already existed in Judea some 2,000 years ago.

Many theories have offered insights into the obsession with stylish shoes, often attributed to the allure of the female gender or the effects of modernity and the consumer culture. Nonetheless, luxury shoes are not a modern phenomenon, and the use of shoes as status symbols is as old as time, beginning centuries before footwear designer Christian Louboutin considered dying his soles red.