The use of natural leather is as old as human history. Humanity has used leather products for covering, dressing and sheltering. Among the leather products, the leather material used by people to protect their feet and shoes are based on millions of years. Even today we use leather shoes.
Sustainability is known today, alternatives are being developed in line with the supply and demand of population growth along with the balance of biodiversity. The development of these alternatives with population growth is naturally an important requirement.
Shoes, which have been an indispensable garment since ancient times, have also been a status indicator. I mentioned the lace in the title, but we can actually continue with the following question; Should shoes be leather? Since leather is a natural material, it does not make the feet sweat, does not smell, is durable and useful. One of the heaviest tasks in the human body falls on the feet. There are 206 bones in an adult human body, almost a quarter of them, 62 of which are in our feet and legs. The health of this organ, which carries our body weight and enables movement, concerns our whole body. If the feet are healthy; It starts with the shoes that are in contact with our feet for most of the day.
As shoes vary according to the living conditions of people living in very different climates in the world, fashion has also been very influential on the shapes of shoes throughout history.