I was taught in school that Thomas Paine was so hated that cobblers of the time nailed heels with a T and P (representing his initials, and as a sign of scorn and disrespect).
The Life of Thomas Paine, volume II by Moncure Daniel Conway (1893) makes the unreferenced claim:
A symbol of how they were trampled out is discoverable in the "T. P." shoenails. These nails, with heads so lettered, were in great request among the gentry, who had only to hold up their boot-soles to show how they were trampling on Tom Paine and his principles. This at any rate was accurate.
Graham Dean's poem Come Home Tom Paine repeats the claim in a verse:
A cobbler in London stamped your initials on boot nails
There is even a video of British children doing a "Shoe Nail Dance" (SND) , based on this belief.
In memory of Thomas Paine 200 year anniversary of his death. SND is a legacy of a cobbler that made shoe nails with TP initials in so people could stamp him into the ground.
I can't find any information if it was true or not.