A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while the wearer is doing various activities. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture. Shoes are in very different varieties and shapes some are with very high heels and some flat.
Traditional shoes have been made from leather, wood or canvas but now they are increasingly made from rubber, plastic. Some shoes are worn as safety equipment. Some shoes are designed for specific purpose such as boots designed specifically for mountaineering or skiing.