Who the shoe fits
Who the shoe fits

Thousands of years of shoe history are covered in this semi-permanent exhibition that explains the relationship between humans and their footwear through place, time, rituals, function and identity.

Thousands of years of shoe history are covered in this semi-permanent exhibition that explains the relationship between humans and their footwear through place, time, rituals, function and identity.

 

Shoes tell a lot about their wearers: where their cradle was and what the climate is like there, whether they are poor or rich, young or old. What kind of work they do, whether they are sporty and healthy, young or old, and what music they like. After seeing this exhibition, a shoe will never again be just a shoe.

The dividing line between wearable footwear and art is paper-thin. The designers in the Who wants to be beautiful showcase like to push the boundaries. However, not everything is what it seems: models on the catwalk regularly defy gravity to answer the following question: 'Is a shoe only really a shoe when you can walk on it?'

A collection of over 12,500 pieces

The Shoe Quarter's shoe collection includes over 12,500 pieces. They tell diverse stories about the people who wore them or the companies that manufactured them. In the exhibition Wie De Schoen Pastten we let the shoe do the talking.