Vienna Crazy Shoe Award 2020

The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the ‘The Crazy Shoe Award 2020’ in Vienna May 13 2020. Europe sure needs more crazy shoes, so you (when based in Europe) are invited to join the competition and send in your registration form until March 2 2020. Conditions for participation OrganizerVienna State Guild of shoemakers. Purpose...

Volker Hinz (1947–2019)

This october the ‘star’ photographer Volker Hinz sadly passed away after a serious illness. For his pictures of celebrities, he received awards such as the World Press Photo Award. Early in his career he became known for his political reportage and travel stories, later his portraits of artists, authors, fashion designers, sports men and politicians were better known. In 2017...

Ready to go! Shoes emotionalize

The exhibition, on show from November 15 2019 till June 21 2020, 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...

Nat-2™ Cannabis Marijuana

From Munich to Kingston. Nat-2™ launches sustainable luxury vegan sneakers made from real cannabis leaves German high end sneaker brand nat-2™ presents vegan luxury sneakers made from real cannabis leaves. The 100% vegan, unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from real sustainable recycled cannabis leaves, which covers up to 50% of the shoe’s surface, depending on each style. The cannabis leaves...

SASK Shoe Design. Subscribe now!

Unique part-time Shoe Design program in Belgium. The four year SASK Shoe Design program focuses on the dynamics between the artistic and craft aspects. Students are trained to analyse these different angles of approach and stimulated to push their boundaries. Head teachers are Anne Poesen and Hans De Clercq. The program is set up to train shoe designers who are...

A new design

Today we launch the redesigned version of the Virtual Shoe Museum. We worked on this responsive version to accommodate for all platforms and devices. So enjoy our fresh look and feel and let us know what you think. Beware, these first weeks we’ll further optimize the performance and correct the hick ups, so please be patient if pages won’t load...

Arsho Baghsarian: A Life in Shoes by Helene Verin

One of the most important shoe designers of the mid- to late twentieth century, Arsho Baghsarian spent more than four decades working behind the scenes for prestigious companies. Written by Helene Verin, professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. About the book Companies with men’s names on the label, including Christian Dior, Andrew Geller, Israel Miller,...

Shoememory

Shoememory is designed to make the traditional memory game a refreshed experience. The concept focuses on shoe design, it’s history & ethnography. It is based on the memory game system, allowing 1 to 4 people to interact directly. The game contains 2×18 cardboard cards that show the iconic image and name of the shoe type in four languages. There’s lots...

Vienna Crazy Shoe Award 2019

The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the ‘The Crazy Shoe Award 2019’ in Vienna on April 24 2019. Europe sure needs more crazy shoes, so you (when based in Europe) are invited to join the competition and send in your registration form until February 11 2019. The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by March...

Happy New Year!

We wish you a very happy, inspiring New Year with lots of new shoe adventures! At the moment we are working on the new version of the website that will be optimized for tablets and mobile phones. Next to this we are working on new shoe material for the website, various museum projects (involving hats and handbags next to the...


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