References in classic literature ?
On his shoulders he bore the skin of a panther, his bow, and his sword, and he brandished two spears shod with bronze as a challenge to the bravest of the Achaeans to meet him in single fight.
There, indeed, just under the corner of the great beam the house rested on, two feet were sticking out, shod in silver shoes with pointed toes.
And when they are housed, they will work, in summer, commonly, stripped and barefoot, but in winter substantially clothed and shod.