By the time Jesus was around, people started to get acquainted and become more conscious about social class. For instance, the Romans, considered it a big shame to go to public places in bare foot as this was an indication of dire poverty. From this time on, more and more people have felt the big need to wear a footwear especially when they go out to public areas until finally, the time came when both high-class society and slaves as well as ordinary men and warriors wore sandals of the same type. This paved the way to the recognition of the “Jesus sandals.”
The name “Jesus sandals” was coined because it became the most common feet protection during Jesus' time. Jesus, together with his disciples, were seen walking around to preach the good news in a pair of Jesus sandals. During this time, the sandals have undergone several changes. It became more durable enough to withstand the toughest of wars, the roughest of terrains and the longest of walks. Undeniably enough, this footwear played a big role in Jesus' preaching of the Gospel.
1. The tough one – When Jesus and his disciples preached, they were used to walking a long way. House to house, town to town, they would travel every day just to preach the good news and share the Gospel with the people – all these were made possible by a reliable footwear which ensured that they would reach their destinations all the time without having to deal with mishaps in between. Through this, Jesus sandals were proven to be reliable, durable and comfortable at the same time.
2. Jesus sandals was everybody's choice – Jews, Romans as well as the disciples themselves wore this footwear almost all the time. In fact, when Jesus was carrying his cross to Mt. Calvary, everybody walked with him in their Jesus sandals.
Jesus sandals are considered to be among the first most durable shoes ever made. Many Christians became attached to the footwear even up to this day. Commonly, a stiff sole is attached to the foot through cords and straps - all made from leather. This helps keep the foot stay in place despite erratic movements.
Until this day, this footwear remains common especially in countries with warm climate like those somewhere in the Mediterranean. Among fashion geeks, Jesus sandals remain a must-have. Its original makers even deserve a well-deserved credit given the fact that the footwear has managed to maintain its original look and remain minimally changed – smoother textures, brighter colors and the like. Men and women truly enjoy wearing this pair.
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Article Added on Sunday, September 6, 2009
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