Who invented the shoe horn?

Answer Andrew D. Washington received a patent for the shoe horn in 1903, but just who invented the item is likely a mystery, as some sources date the shoe horn back to the 15th century.Source:Draft Africa... Read More »

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Who invented the tap shoe?

In the 1910s, vaudeville dancers invented the first tap shoes by adding metal plates to the soles of leather shoes. Tap dancers before that time used wooden-soled shoes. The first tap dancers used... Read More »

When was the bowling shoe invented?

According to U.S. Patent No. 1580475, Frank Farnan of Fort Wayne, Indiana, filed for the patent on the bowling shoe on Jan. 2, 1925. The shoes reached above the ankles and included a leather sole ... Read More »

Who invented the Converse gym shoe?

The Converse gym shoe was invented for use in the sport of tennis in 1915 by Marquis M. Converse, a former manager at a footwear manufacturing company. Two years later in 1917, Converse released th... Read More »

Who invented the horse shoe?

It is not precisely know who or when horse shoeing was invented; however, books on the subject are written by Gesner and date as far back as 1551. J.P. Mgnin was quoted as saying in 1865, "Place t... Read More »