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In Other Shoes – Greek Gowrounotsaronchas

GOWROUNOTSARONCHA! How cool is the name of these shoes? “Greek shepherds shoes. Given to me in January 24th 1958 by professor H. Hadjissarantos, Athens. In Greek they are called Gowrounotsaronchas (in Greek letters). They are made of pig or horseskin and were used by the population […]

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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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moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark, tuxen, shoes

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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