Bill Byres and I used a Museum Access Pass to see the Bata Shoe Museum today. Unless you’re a shoe freak, and there ARE plenty of those, it’s hard to imagine that a shoe museum could be interesting. It is, though. We spent an hour easily.
In addition to wonderful examples of ancient footwear, there’s awesome beadwork on native North American moccasins and glamour shoes, too. James Stewart had enormous feet! Marilyn Monroe’s were normal size. Do you see Elton John platform boots? How about John Lennon’s Beatle boot?
The one with the saw blades is for chestnut crushing. There’s a prisoner boot and, to be up-to-date, Kinky Boots from the musical playing in town right now.