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It's a commonly said statement that only leather shoes are forbidden to be worn on Yom Kippur. However when reading the source from the Gemara it appears that all sandals (which I imagine are the only shoes available at the time) are forbidden to be worn. I understand that the majority of later Rabbis held that it's specific to leather shoes, but does anyone hold that it applies to all shoes? If so, who does and where do they say so?

Sephardic sources appreciated.

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    Can you edit in which Gemara gave you this impression?
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 17:47
  • Their sandals were probably made of leather, like the ones on my feet right now. "which I imagine are the only shoes available at the time" they had other shoes too besides the ones called סנדלים, though I have no idea what they looked like.
    – Heshy
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 17:57
  • Actually an even better source: they had shoes that, at least, weren't 100% leather sefaria.org/Mishnah_Kilayim.9.7
    – Heshy
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 18:05
  • @Heshy They sound like things worn in the house to stay warm. But fair point
    – Aaron
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 18:13
  • Related (duplicate?): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/3159/crocs-on-yom-kippur Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 19:17

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The Beis Yosef Orach Chaim 514 quotes Rav Zerachia Halevi (12 century from Provenvce) who holds all shoes are forbidden (though halacha follows the Rif Rambam and Rosh who only forbid leather shoes):

דכל מידי דמגין מנעל איקרי אע"פ שאינו מעור וזהו דעת הרז"ה

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    My information comes from Artscroll Rishonim who say Provence are the mountains in northern Spain that border France
    – user15464
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 21:34
  • There's no need to debate about what is plainly available online en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provence
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 21:47
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    The rabbis of Provence are considered sefardic tradition regardless of whether their location being part of France or Spain as one sees from the proximity and liaisons between the chachmei lunel and the Rambam, likewise the Raavad -who is from Provence his Talmidim taught Kabbala to the Ramban see artscroll rishonim for many more examples of rabbis who went back and forth like Rav Yosef Kimche and Rav Shmuel ibn Tibbon. It is the same reason why the Baalei tosfos are considered Ashkenazi despite most of them being located in Northern Tzorfas.
    – user15464
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 21:56
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    The Provencals also corresponded with the French rabbis. So what? Not everything is a perfect binary between Ashkenzi and Sefardi.
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 22:15
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    But they are Talmidim of the Spanish Rabbis. why do you think the Smag who comes form provence nearly always follow the Rambam? Also practically speaking our term for sefardi includes rabbis from Provence which is much closer geographically then northern france where the Baalei Tosfos live which was near to Germany and very far from Provence.
    – user15464
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 22:21

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