Odysseus sandals

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Odysseus sandals from Burnstein Azalee Fashion

* leather, wood & metal
* genuine design
* skin-matching HUD with settings for many popular skins
* nail pedicure in 9 colors
* menu driven control of shine, glow, brightness, transparency, nail pedicure and buckle texture

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All of pieces from Burnstein Azalee Fashion comes with a resizing option.

After you wear sandals, touch the object. After touching a prim it offers you options to resize all prims of the sandals 1, 5 or 10 percent smaller or bigger. Also, by same menu you can change shine, glow, brightness, transparency, nail pedicure and buckle texture.


Greek sandals were an indicator of different social strata wearers belonged to. It is believed that the first sandals were made by ancient Romans and Egyptians. The word ‘Greek’ was attributed to this type of footwear thanks to versatile designs created by ancient Greek shoemakers who turned shoemaking into a kind of art.

The first sandals were made from papyrus and palm branches; later people started to use stiff leather. Sandals featured wooden soles and leather straps adjusted to them. Straps of Greek sandals hugged feet from toes to ankles but there were knee high models too. Being a shoemaker was a profitable and respected occupation those days as they created tailored models of sandals for each customer. Wealthier people could afford ordering footwear decorated with precious stones and metals and carved patterns on soles. Shoemakers also used softer leather for shoes designed for rich customers whereas less well-off still had to wear stiff leather sandals.

Despite the increasing popularity of the new footwear, most Greeks still went barefoot; even wealthy people put on sandals only outside. Yet, people engaged in heavy work, such as hunters and soldiers, needed to wear Greek sandals to protect feet when working. Their sandals were made of thicker leather, had larger soles and featured knee-high designs. Apart from that, Greeks, who needed more protection, wore boots. These, like sandals, had wooden soles and leather uppers; however, they covered soles, sides and shins leaving toes uncovered. Later, ancient shoemakers offered their customers sandals made of dyed leather and patches of fabrics. Wearers, who wanted to look a bit taller, could go for sandals with slices of cork incorporated into soles.

According to the materials used for making sandals modern footwear historians single out two types of Greek sandals which are baxa and cothurnus. Baxa sandals were made of leaves or fibres; these were mainly worn by philosophers. Cothurnus sandals were worn by hunters and horsemen as they featured more protective middle-leg designs. An interesting fact is that these two types of sandals served to distinguish comic and tragic actors in ancient theatres.

Different materials, embellishments, colours and even sole heights of Greek sandals served to identify positions wearers occupied. However, now Greek sandals don’t serve this purpose anymore and turned into a fashionable item of wearers’ wardrobes. They don’t go out of fashion each season remaining the first choice for comfortable summer weather. But what is more important, a Greek sandals has turned into special footwear for dancing classes. Yet, this is not the footwear for beginners whose feet are not trained enough for complicated elements; this is the footwear for dancing teachers. Greek sandals for dancing feature split soles, which add to dancer’s flexibility, and the classic T-strap design which makes them look like their ancient Greek prototypes.


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