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Until around 1800, shoes were made without differentiation for the left or right foot. Such shoes were called "straights", and only gradually did the modern foot-specific practice become standard.
That’s… weird. It doesn’t take much modern science to realize that your feet aren’t symmetrical at all and they would be better protected by something that’s adapted more closely to their shape. I mean, clogs, okay — but the fancy shoes for noblemen and women at the court?