12 сентября по новому стилю 1715 года Петр I издал указ о запрете подбивать обувь железными скобами и гвоздями

The disobedient were in big trouble – the decree said, “If anyone has boots or shoes with such heeling, they will be fined severely and the merchants who sell such cramps and nails will be sent to hard labor; and their estate will be seized.” Why did the tsar have a grudge against shoe fittings? He felt sorry for the pavements, which were made from wood in Saint Petersburg back then.