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In Other Shoes – Russian Velvet Boots

One of the true mysteries in Tuxen’s collection where these boots, which actually turned out to be socks! Read Tuxen’s own notes and reflections on the pair here: Russian velvet boots. Bought for me at the price of one pound, by antiquarian P. Kinch, during […]

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In Other Shoes – Mandingo Leather Sandals

Nigerian handcraft here offers an example of an African pair of slippers – here are Tuxen’s sparse notes on this pair: “Mandingo sandals from Nigeria, bought for the price of 20 Danish Crowns from antiquity trader Suude in Copenhagen, on September 12th 1957. No further information. Six […]

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In Other Shoes – Romanian shoes

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 […]

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In Other Shoes – Faroese cow skin shoes

Imagine walking through the beautiful green fields of Mykines in these traditional shoes! “Faroese cow skin shoes. Stud.mag. Arne Nørrevang procured them in July 1957 in exchange for 5 Danish kroner. They are made at Mykines by an old man, accustomed to the tradition, even […]

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In Other Shoes – Turkish Harem Shoes

At first we had difficulty in recognizing these as shoes, but after a closer look the design started making sense (notice they are placed on a mirror in the photograph). They are merely elevated slippers made from wood, and beautifully decorated! Wearing them, we imagine quite […]

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In Other Shoes – Macedonian Pointy Shoes

In collector Søren Ludvig Tuxen’s notes, he wrote the following in 1997: “Macedonian pointy shoes, made from buffalo skin. Originally bought as new in Prileys on July 7th, 1955, at the price of 400 dinars. In general, people today wear similar shoes made from rubber. We […]

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In Other Shoes – Finnish reindeer shoes

About these comfy looking shoes, S. L. Tuxen wrote: “Laplandic shoes. Reindeer shoes from Finland. Bought in a store in Taka-Lappi, Svalo (69° N) in Northern Finland, August 1th 1947 in exchange for 500 mark. According to Valentin Jensen (1957) the shoes are slightly touristy […]

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In Other Shoes – Finnish Naever Shoes

Did you ever buy a new pair of shoes, but never actually wear them because they were just too uncomfortable? We guess shoe collector S. L. Tuxen did! About these beautiful, but probably quite nasty to wear, shoes Tuxen wrote: “Finnish naever shoes in birch […]

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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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