We have an unrivalled collection of shoes, with around 2,000 pairs spanning more than 3,000 years of history from different cultures around the globe. From hemp shoes found on the ancient Silk Road from the 1st Century BC to Venetian platform shoes typical of the 16th century, shoe design and construction reveals remarkable inventiveness.Read more See less
Discover a history of shoe design spanning more than 3,000 years with our interactive timeline
Discover the fine art of shoe making, from inspiration to design, construction and crafting
Discover some of the most iconic designs that McQueen ever created, three shoes from 'Plato's Atlantis'
Christian Louboutin sketches another signature red-soled creation while discussing his early inspirations
Explore the well-loved story of Cinderella as it has been told across the globe for centuries
Enjoy a selection of Westwood's memorable footwear, from the stilettos of the punk era to the supermodel-toppling platforms of the early '90s
Shoes worn by the best-selling musical artist Prince have been acquired for the V&A's National Collection of Performing Arts
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