In Mesopotamia, (c.1600-1200 BC) a type of soft shoes were worn by the mountain people who lived on the border of Iran. The soft shoe was made of wraparound leather, similar to a moccasin. As late as 1850 most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts, with no difference between the right and the left shoe. In Europe’s early Baroque period, women’s and men’s shoes were very similar, though fashions and materials differed among social classes. In the early 1800’s, women’s and men’s shoes finally began to differ from one another in style, color, heel, and toe shape.” A set of female shoe cufflinks has more history and culture embedded in it than just being mere accessories. The set comes in an exquisite leather box with velvet inlay.