365 Days of Shoes Workman calendars 2021

Both calendars show a wide variety of well know designers and a extraordinary shoes selection from the Virtual Shoe Museum collection including students from CCS Detroit/USA, Kolding school of design/Denmark, Tomas Bata University Zlín/Czech Republic, Zapateria Hub Metro Manila/Philippines and SASK Shoe Design St. Niklaas/Belgium. The SASK shoes are all photographed by Charlotte Visser from The Hague, NL. 365 Days...

Worn. Footwear, Attachment and the Affects of Wear

Outstanding book by dr. Ellen Samson, an artist and material culture researcher who uses practice-based research to explored the relationships between bodily experience, memory and clothing, both in museums and archives, and in everyday life. By using film, photography, performance work and writing she address the manner in which material objects can become records of lived experience and how the...

Minna Parikka’s career as an artist is coming to an end

The Finnish shoe company will close its business in December 2020 after 15 years. The Aleksanterinkatu store closed in July and operations have since continued successfully in global online shopping. The last day to buy shoes from the online store will be December 20th. The news of the closure may come as a surprise to many, as the brand is...

Denim – stylish, practical, timeless

Blue fabric with a history. Exhibition in conjunction with the VirtualShoeMuseum. Denim is an essential part of many people’s basic wardrobe. Almost everyone owns at least one denim item. Today, however, denim is much more than just a fabric for clothing. One might think that denim and art have nothing to do with each other. Far from it. Many artists...

Future. The ultimate vegan sneakers.

The ultimate vegan sneakers by Joline Jolink. Completely cruelty-free and really comfortable. Composed with care from sustainable materials. The footbed is made from recycled cork and offers optimal support and comfort. The beautiful colors: red/antique pink/black or blue/cognac/grey combine endlessly. The sneakers come with two color laces to alternate. Joline JolinkDutch fashion designer Joline Jolink launched her own label in...

Shoes Have Names

Shelter has joined forces with conceptual fashion designer Jo Cope for the ‘Shoes Have Names’ art exhibition. As part of London Craft Week, the free exhibition will be held at the charity’s flagship ‘Boutique by Shelter’ shop in Coal Drops Yard (CDY), between 30 September and 7 October 2020 and online at www.shoeshavenames.com  The show features a collection of handmade artworks...

Ready to go! Shoes emotionalize – extended

The exhibition, on show from November 15 2019 till January 17 2021, is conceived as a tour of the cultural and social history of footwear. Featuring some 500 pairs of shoes, it focuses on the emotions that different types of footwear can arouse. Shoes, when used as a status symbol, have meanings that embrace not only the wearer but also...

Exhibition HOUT Couture

The Wooden Shoes museum is closed April 2020 because of COVID-19. We’ll keep you posted on the reopening date. Follow Klompenmuseum for more information. In 2020 the International Clog Museum in Eelde, The Netherlands is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the museum celebrates with a special exhibition called HOUT (WOOD) Couture. Haute Couture is usually clothing, however here it’s the...

Christian Louboutin : L’Exhibition[nist]

From February 26 till July 26 2020, the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris will present a major exhibition devoted to the work and creativity of Christian Louboutin, the internationally renowned footwear designer and key figure in the fashion world. Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the exhibition will explore every facet of his multi-referential...

Craft The Leather exhibition at Lineapelle

Happy and honoured to be part of the jury again for Craft The Leather 2019. I was very fortunate to meet and join this group of talented designers at their workshop week in San Miniato, Italy last May. Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium will be present at Lineapelle, the international exhibition of leathers, accessories, components and much more. An event that every...


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