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Step back 5,500 years to world's oldest shoe

About 5,500 years ago someone in the mountains of Armenia put his best foot forward in what is now the oldest leather shoe found.

The shoe was found in a cave along with other evidence of human occupation.

It had been stuffed with grass, which dates the shoe to between 5,637 and 5,387 years ago.

"This is great luck," said archaeologist Ron Pinhasi, of University College Cork, who led the research team.

"What did they eat? What did they do? What did they wear? This is a chance to see this ... it gives us a real glimpse into society," he said.

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