#pumpitup | Shoes, shoes, shoes!

Maybe some of you know the virtual shoe museum and some of you may know some special exhibitions about shoes. I just discovered the Bata Shoe Museum. Yes! That’s right! One museum and over 13000 artifacts of shoes from the earliest civilization to the catwalks of today. This sounds so exciting, which woman wouldn’t want to visit this museum?

Ok, let’s start at the beginning. I think I’ve spotted the museum on twitter. And I was a little bit confused, because I never heard this name before. Turns out Sonja Bata is the queen of shoes! She established the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation in 1979. 16 years later she opened the world’s largest shoe museum.


A few month ago I told you about “The Rise of Sneaker Culture”, the exhibition originates at the Bata Shoe Museum! TADA! At the moment they show four (!) exhibitions with different topics:

  • Art and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection
  • Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels
  • Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century
  • All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages (semi-permanent)

I would visit this museum immediately. There is only one problem: This museum is in Toronto, Canada!

#museum | Bata Shoe Museum

Image © 2016 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada

3 thoughts on “#pumpitup | Shoes, shoes, shoes!

  1. It is bizarre that of all places it’s in Toronto, famous for it’s fashion connections (or not). It’s on my pilgrimage list, but it’s just a little out of the way. I enjoyed the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibit at the V&A which was nice to have on my doorstep, it would’ve been nice to have seen that go on tour.

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