Ashanti slippers

Why should you never marry an Ashanti king without slippers?

Ashanti kings always wear sandals. But, the king does not wear ordinary sandals; they have a gold knot. There is even a sandal manager in the royal court. After all, the king’s royal feet should not touch the ground; he could step on something dirty! When the king travels, he takes many spare sandals with him. When a king is dethroned, for example, because he does not listen enough to the elders, he must hand in the sandals and forever live barefoot. So, no one wants to marry a king without sandals!