- 06 Dec
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In September 2010 I met Japanese shoe designer Mika Mochuzuki at the German shoe fair GDS. She is a descendant of an important shoe family from Shizuoka town. Mika started her career at the family business: AOI Footwear, which dates back to 1953. In recent years this 30-year-old has been working on the development of her own shoe brand, called Mika.
Jan Jansen - Interchangeable 1
- 14 May
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- 29 Aug
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Video production by Ben Smit Multimediaprodukties
No clue what to expect at the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum? Just watch this introductory video. Not only will you get acquainted with some of our top items but you may also see a professional demonstration of the tannery and shoe factory!
- 02 Jul
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Nude Pumps by Charlotte Versteeg (AS)
'You should come and have a look’, Ben van der Linden said last Tuesday, while I was observing the struggling 3rd year students of ‘Ambachtelijk Schoenmaken’.
‘I teach students to create shoes and they come up with amazing things!’ That was all the encouragement I needed to follow Ben, running on my stiletto’s through the hallway of the Dutch HealthTec Academy located in the same building in Utrecht.
The mystery of Picasso's zebra skin boots
- 20 Jun
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A couple of weeks ago I ran into a picture of a particular man’s ankle boot at the Bata Shoe Museum’s weblog. Next to the zebra print ankle boot a framed photograph shows Pablo Picasso wearing a similar pair of these rather distinctive shoes. According to the blog, the shoe portrayed is one of the actual boots worn by Picasso in the photograph.
© Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
The funny thing is, the Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum happens to own the other (left) boot of this pair. It gets even better. We also happen to own a complete pair of the shoes in question! You might wonder how this came to be? I will tell you all about it.
Museum Weekend april 14-15
- 03 May
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Token price admission
Come visit the annual museumweekend on the 14th and 15th of april. A large number of Dutch museums will provide cheap admission for the token price of € 1,-. This year's theme is: 'Let a museum broaden your outlook!
3 new exhibitions for only €1,-
The Dutch leather and shoe museum will present no less than 3 new exhibitions: the completely revamped gold leather exhitbition, a temporary exhibition about LOLA PAGOLA and a mini-exhibtion entitled "The Curious Pleasures of Ainsley T" which by the way created quite a stir in the media the past few weeks.