I’m looking at ways the nobility of my world could go about displaying their wealth and it occurred to me that they might intentionally adopt a way of walking that would wear out the soles of their shoes quickly.
What would be some ways of walking or moving that could wear down shoes rapidly in order for the royals and nobility to demonstrate their wealth and superiority? Ways of walking or moving that could also be ornamental and/or ritualistic in nature.
Feel free to assume that shoes are constructed in similar ways to the shoes of European middle ages with wooden heels and leather bodies. But if you have ideas to other ways of constructing shoes I would be interested in that as well.
The world setting is earth like and technology is on level with ancient Greece. Magic is rare outside of religious institutions and not used by the nobility. Climate of the area of question is temperate. Wealthy parts of cities are built in marble and sandstone and paved with slabs of the same material. Leather, wood and fabric from native nettles (stronger than our nettles) are the common materials used to make shoes. Down and feathers are also used, but mostly as decoration.