All posts tagged: footwear

In Other Shoes – Chinese Lotus Shoes

  Sometimes footwear isn’t just footwear. Sometimes it tells the story of much more – traditional gender roles, power structures, and customs of aesthetics. We’ve described the old Chinese tradition of foot binding on the blog before, explaining why the shoes we display from this region […]

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S. L. Tuxen’s Shoe Collection

“I love worn shoes as well as new ones, perhaps even more, because they show you that they have been of use to someone.” Spoken like a true shoe-fetishist, you might be surprised to learn that these words were written by a Danish zoologist 1957 […]

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