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When did 'Left' and 'Right' foot shoes come into existence?

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December 08, 2008 3:03AM

Seperate 'lasts' (a last is a model of the foot used to make a

shoe around) for left and right feet were first introduced in 1818

but their use didn't become widespread until the 1850's; most boots

worn by soldiers inthe American Civil War were still identical left

and right.

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