Humans have been protecting their feet for a very long time.
But over the years the types of footwear we choose have developed and multiplied. Each new shoe has a new use, and often a new social meaning.
So what is the history of shoes? To find out about the masculine beginnings of heels, the reclamation of crocs, and the political ideals of docs, Kate chats to Elizabeth Semmelhack, creative director and senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Thomas Ntinas.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.
This podcast includes music by Epidemic Sounds and archive clips from The Wizard of Oz, 1939.