These exquisite sandals were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Along with a miscellany of other funerary treasures.

They are made out of wood and are overlaid with bark and fine green leather. There is a type of gold foil in places to add to that spark of regality.

The soles show bound Nubian and Asiatic captives. With each step, Tutankhamun would symbolically trample his enemies. Pummelling them into defeat with every stride. It seems that fashionable footwear was important - even 3342 years ago.