Is this ancient shoe the Roman's version of the Adidas Predator football boot? See for yourself
It may not be evidence that they booted a football around Hadrian’s Wall 1,800 years ago but a new find does suggest that good design never goes out of fashion.
Volunteers on the annual excavations at Vindolanda Roman fort in Northumberland have unearthed an astonishing 421 shoes from a ditch.
And one of the shoes is strikingly similar to the Adidas Predator football boot.
“The Roman shoe was meant to be worn indoors so that you did not bring the mud from outside inside,” said Vindolanda director of excavations Dr Andrew Birley.
“It offered comfort and flexibility and its similarity to the... read more
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