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In Other Shoes – Romanian shoes

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Do you love the feeling of new shoes? We do! But Tuxen was actually more into old worn ones. In his notes he always seems slightly disappointed, if the shoes are new, or if he hasn’t been able to spot them worn around the country himself.

“Romanian shoes. Given to me on August 23th 1957 by the Institute Romia pentru relatiile cullturale cu straivataka. Presumably cow skin. A shape that is said to be used in all parts of Romania, not for a particular landscape (according to Chargé d’Affaires Pogsceauu; but they are not quite similar to the ones we have seen ourselves and they do not appear on the 140 tableaus of Partial Popular Romanesc shoes). The shoes are clearly new.” Søren L. Tuxen.

If you are also into shoes, you can read more about Tuxen’s collection in this post.

// Emma Louise Pedersen


Photo: © 2007 Photo/Media Department of Moesgaard Museum.

Byline portrait: © 2015 Line Beck,

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