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By Crusader1307

Dating to the 3rd Century BC, The Grecian ''Karbatine'' was an early example of modern Sandal. They were worn by all Classes of Greek Society (save it's Military, who perfered a boot). In short, construction featured a 1 quarter inch thick ''shaped'' (but not to exact sizing) piece of leather. Small holes were cut in the side perimeters. Through these were placed either cloth or silken stip ties. In turn, these were cinched up over the top of the exposed foot and simply tied (to fit). More ''popular'' in Summer months, The Karbatine would endur well into early Roman usage.