Shoes through the ages


Another look inside the Bata Shoe museum. I love the signs showcasing different footwear styles across the years. If you'd like to see more signs, check out Signs, Signs.

30 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

The scene is reminiscent of some of the store window displays the window dressers used to do for me at the Bata stores I managed.

cieldequimper said...

J'ai mal aux pieds rien que de penser à certaines chaussures ! C'est joliment présenté !

Olivier said...

une preference pour les minis jupes des années 1960 ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is so beautiful and it's so interesting to see the evolution of fashion and it comes back in one or two decades. :)
Léia

Andy said...

I can't believe I've been alive for over half of the years I see posted on the signs. Your posting today reminded me that "white bucks" were my favourite shoes when I was a teenager. They made me so cool.

Hilda said...

I couldn't drag my husband to visit when we went there a couple of years ago. Oh well.

Great shot of the posters!

SRQ said...

Confession: I don't like modern shoes, let along those from over the ages. That being said, this is a fun photo. I like the perspective -- great vantage point to take in all those cool colorful signs.

JM said...

What a very cool display!

RedPat said...

It's amazing the memories that are connected to shoe styles. Nice one!

Halcyon said...

@Hilda - my husband actually has more shoes than I do. He was loving this museum! :)

@Paul - I have never seen a Bata store here in Canada. Plenty in France though. Have they gone under?

Lesley said...

Great shot! This reminds me, I need new spring shoes.....

Lowell said...

I'm wondering if some styles from the early years have come back in style in later years. Like lapels on men's suit/sport coats.

Very fine, funky, colorful photo, Hal!

VP said...

Curious and very interesting...

EG Wow said...

It's surprising how much footwear really does change from decade to decade.

Carola said...

Cool and colorful cubes, a great shot.

Photo Cache said...

I'd love to go to that museum.

SIGNS

Julie said...

My daughter has a thing for shoes, which seems to have passed me by my entire life. At the moment, my grand-daughter is besotted with a pair of golden yellow gumboots bearing a black tractor. She does not sleep with them ... yet.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wanted a closer look at some of those individual years. Can't remember what I was wearing on my feet in the 1950s ;>

Paul in Powell River said...

Halcyon, I think they've pulled out of Canada, don't know why. The local store closed a few years ago. When I worked for them they were the biggest chain in Canada, with almost 150 stores. Actually, I shouldn't say pulled out - they still have a store in Toronto, but not under the Bata name, and it sells athletic shoes only. Their international head office was a lovely building on a small hill in Don Mills if I remember correctly, but I think it was razed. Now they're HQ is in Switzerland, must be a tax thing.

Regina K said...

Shoe styles from my teen years have come back around, I still have a thing for mary janes and t-straps.

Jack said...

It is a colorful display. But, a shoe museum?

Lindy MacDuff said...

What a colorful and interesting display.

NixBlog said...

Great photos of this interesting place.

Luna Miranda said...

i remember my Bata shoes when i was in grade school.:p

Chrissy Brand said...

Wonderful post with so much going on- congrats on your first year too ;-)

Mo said...

oh yes I also hate the new word verification. If I dont get it right the first time i abandon leaving a comment.

Love the shoe history

Jim Klenke said...

I have 4 pair of shoes, white, blue, green, red all running shoes. No need for anything else.

Genie said...

The curator at this museum had a superb idea when he decided to do a display of shoes through the years. We all love shoes, and if you all are like moi, you have far more than you need. I love the lighting and the way portions of the signs are turned in another direction. genie

Pat said...

Cool shot!

Gunn said...

Unique!
I like it a lot!:)

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