Wear Brown Shoes Day – December 4, 2021

Wear Brown Shoes Day on December 4 is a day to celebrate, honor and, most importantly, wear brown shoes! Did you know that at one point in time, brown shoes were considered less prestigious than black shoes? Today, things have changed and brown shoes are viewed as a symbol of elegance and beauty. Moreover, people worldwide are rocking their style with brown shoes, pairing them with every outfit at any time of the day.

History of Wear Brown Shoes Day

Brown Shoes Day is the day to shower brown shoes with the love and respect they deserve. Whether you’re out shopping, chilling with your friends on a sunny day, trekking in the woods, or attending a professional meeting, brown shoes make you look uber-stylish.

However, the exact origins of Wear Brown Shoe Day are unknown. It may have been created by a style guru who wanted people to give brown shoes the attention they deserve or maybe it was created by someone like you and me, who was just tired of wearing the same old black shoes every day. But one thing we can all agree on is that brown shoes need more love!

In ancient times, brown shoes were made from tanned leathers and that’s where they got their brown color from. As time went on and people discovered black and other color dyes, brown shoes became less prestigious than black shoes because they were often worn by countrymen who worked in dirt and soil. It even reached a point where phrases such as “no brown in town” and “no brown after six” were used. But this changed over time and these partialities don’t exist anymore.

We’ve grown accustomed to the color brown, and it feels earthy and natural to us. Today, most people assume that people who wear brown shoes, especially brown leather shoes, are confident and reliable. Additionally, they go great with absolutely any item or color of clothing. So, step out in your brown shoes and make your statement!

Wear Brown Shoes Day timeline

1550 B.C.
The Areni-1 Shoe

This 5,500-year-old boat-shaped flat open shoe made from woven reed is found in a cave in Armenia.

476 A.D.
New Footwear Trends Arise

New shoes of different types and colors begin to appear in Central Europe.

1800s
Aniline Dyeing is Discovered

English Chemist William Henry Perkin invents the first synthetic method of coloring leather and fabric, called aniline dyeing, to dye shoes.

1950
Brown Shoes Became Popular

The misconceptions surrounding brown shoes are dispelled and they became popular footwear.

Wear Brown Shoes Day FAQs

What color matches brown shoes?

Khaki, blue, navy, off-white, and white are some of the colors that match perfectly with brown shoes. But, hey, it’s 2021! Are we still wearing matching outfits?

Why do some officers, like aviation personnel, wear brown shoes?

In the olden days, their shoes were actually black, but since their workplace was often dirty/muddy, it made their shoes brown. So, tired of constantly cleaning them, they eventually started wearing brown shoes

Can I wear brown shoes to a wedding?

Why not? Brown shoes are sleek, stylish and they grab everyone’s attention. So, yes, you can wear brown shoes to a wedding.

Wear Brown Shoes Day Activities

  1. Wear them

    Wear your best pair of brown shoes. It’s a great way to flaunt your style when attending an event, going shopping, or simply going for a walk around your block.

  2. Buy a new pair of brown shoes

    If you don’t own a pair of brown shoes or your old pair is worn out, this is the opportune time to buy a brand new pair. Go to the local shoe store or shop online and pick the best pair of brown shoes you can find.

  3. Gift a pair to someone

    Everyone loves shoes. Whether it be a friend, family member, or someone who needs a good pair of shoes, ask for their shoe size and gift them a stunning brown pair.

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Brown Shoes We Bet You Didn’t Know

  1. 17 shades of brown

    You’ll be surprised to know that there are 17 different shades of brown, which means there are 17 brown shoe options to choose from.

  2. It’s not brown, its brún

    The word ‘brown’ is from old English ‘brún’, which means the dusky or dark shade of color.

  3. We can’t exactly say ‘brown’ in Japanese

    There is no exact word for ‘brown’ in Japanese — they only describe it using short phrases.

  4. Brown is all colors

    The color can be created by blending all the colors together.

  5. Brown shoes have a psychological effect

    Psychology says that brown represents family, comfort, and stability, so it’s no wonder we feel good when wearing brown shoes.

Why We Love Wear Brown Shoes Day

  1. Brown shoes are versatile

    Sure, black shoes are great. However, there is something about a bright, polished brown shoe that makes it a great pick for any outfit.

  2. Brown shoes are a symbol of stability

    Brown is a masculine color but it looks stunning on women too. The color brown expresses stability and reliability, and makes the wearer look approachable.

  3. It reminds us that there are other good things in life

    Black shoes and colorful shoes get a lot of attention. Wear Brown Shoes Day reminds us that there are so many other things in life (like brown shoes) that are worth our attention.

Wear Brown Shoes Day dates

YearDateDay
2021December 4Saturday
2022December 4Sunday
2023December 4Monday
2024December 4Wednesday
2025December 4Thursday

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