On with the shoe
Opened in 1995, Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum has the world’s biggest public collection of footwear.
At any one time, its display includes more than 1,000 pieces of footwear and related artifacts from a collection of more than 13,000 items.
The 39,000-square-foot building, designed by architect Raymond Moriyama, contains four main galleries and was inspired by the shoe collection of Sonja Bata, an architect married to Thomas J. Bata of Bata Shoes. Carrie Bradshaw would have a field day.
The restored toys that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh’s characters are displayed at the main branch of the New York Public Library.
A selection of moccasins and mukluks on display at the Bata Shoe Musem.
A 1920s art deco style shoe featuring gun metal leather with faux diamond button.