This shoe print fossil was discovered in a coal seam in Fisher Canyon, Nevada, according to reports. This particular vein is thought to be around 15 million years old, so the footprint must be around the same age.
A closer look at the fossil reveals traces of a double stitched line around the perimeter. It appears to be a size 13, with the right side of the heel showing more wear than the left. There’s no explanation for how it ended up there.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much more information, just the photo and the location where it was discovered. This is the only image of the discovery that has been shared, and no additional information about the exact location of the footprint has been provided. Some believe it is to protect it from being damaged by curious visitors who approach the location.
Some theories have been advanced as to how the footprint came to be imprinted on the rock.
The first is that the footprint was created recently, and carbon does not take millions of years to form (an explanation not supported by science).
The second is that people (or something resembling us) were walking around in shoes 15 million years ago (of which we have no historical record)