The latest Victoria and Albert exhibition is a must-see for shoe lovers. “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” opens today and features fabulous footwear from around the world.
Among the 200 pairs of shoes on display at the V&A are a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf from ancient Egypt and a futuristic-looking shoe created using a 3D printer.
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The collection spans 2,000 years of footwear, examining how our relationship with shoes has evolved over time, featuring shoes worn by famous feet and many historic designs — many of them for the first time.
Also on display is the contemporary Sargossa stiletto, which founder Nanna Liv claims to be the most comfortable high-heeled shoe in the world. Liv’s secret to optimum high-heeled comfort without scrimping on style? A combination of the softest leather, medical grade memory form, shock-absorbing cushioning, a bouncy spring pad and the perfect position, width and heel height.
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Wherever you are you can get involved by snapping a pic of your favourite shoes and tagging it on Instagram with the exhibition hashtag #vamShoes. Every month the V&A team will choose their favourite to win a pair of tickets to the “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” exhibition, as well as lots of other lovely shoe goodies.
Visit “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the V&A from June 13, 2015 until January 31, 2016; entry £12 (concessions apply)