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"bata shoe museum" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Ten and just for fun I'm going to name four relapse shoe styles and you're gonNA tell me if they're real or if I made them up number one creepers number. Two blurbs number three winkle pickers number four PAM booties. I'll give you a minute to think about it and we'll be right back with your answers on this. I just quit. Why though the streets? I think you made up everything in question ten you can say that. I mean did say that doubling down question number one speaking of ancient Rome. This kind of shoe was worn back then although they weren't really all that popular until the sixteenth century and Europe it's composed of a closed toe shape with a stubbornly open. He'll and we're traditionally not worn out of doors. What is this type of shoe called a meal? It is a mule so the mules and analogy comes from ancient Rome and ancient room. The Phrase Mulies Calcio's which means red shoe was used to describe the red or purple shoes worn by the three Roman senators and later higher magistrates in Sixteenth Century Europe in France Latin Root Word Mule was used to refer to both backless shoes and slippers so the style of shoe has a storied history when Comtesse DE la. The risque society beauty were a soft red pair of meals to church in civil war daringly peeping from beneath her richly embellished skirt. It paved the way for the style. They're very popular right now. Meals I guess if I thought about like Roman shoes I would only think of like sandals. Yeah of course. I didn't realize they had closed coach. They did have close Toshozo. Lots of different kinds of shoes. It's the Romans the Italians. They're known for their beautiful shoes and handbags and their gold gilded everything question number two this kind of boot for men and women were hugely popular during the MoD sixties especially among the very fashionable London. Set which is probably how they got their name. They are close fitting ankle high boots with elastic side panel and dates back to the Victorian era version of the boots with a higher. He'll were made specifically for the Beatles and served to increase the boots popularity even more. What is the swinging sixties? Boot Chelsea. Boot it is a Chelsea boot Beatle. Boots as they became known had a higher. Cuban heel Cuban hill is just a wide flat hill. Okay also queen. Victoria is said to have worn them every day really. I didn't realize they were that old. Yeah when like elastic. Lewis started become like rubber thing They made them for writing specifically so there was an alternative to wearing a high riding boot so she wore them every day because she loved to ride she loved. Horses question. Number three. The only museum in North America dedicated solely to the history of footwear. Is The data shoe museum. Begun by shoot collector and Businesswoman. Sonja Bata in the nineteen forties in what major North American city? Is the Bata Shoe Museum? Here's a hint. It's sometimes called the six and we could get there pretty easily from here I think. Thanks to drake I know that. The sixes Tronto Toronto The Bottle Shoe Museum collects researches preserves and exhibits footwear. From around the world it offers four exhibitions three of which are time limited lectures performances and family events. The collection contains over thirteen thousand five hundred items from throughout history as well as the president. The museum is home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of shoes and footwear related. Artifacts isn't that lovely interesting. It is interesting. I've been meaning to go there. I met the former curator of the Bata Shoe Museum. And he was a lovely person. He started a fashion museum Just outside of Toronto in a suburb of Toronto. And I've been meaning to go up there but yeah it seems like a cool place. I would say it when you say Bata Shoe it makes me think of pastry yes. It sounds like a pastry doesn't have much bought. A Ata shoe like the footwear. Like this quiz question before. It seems that not that long ago. Every crunchy hippy and Weirdo runner wearing these ugly ass shoes which were basically rubber toe socks. What is the name of these hideous barefoot shoes just starting to think about these? The other day I feel like the brand name. Is vibe room okay or something? I'll I'll give you take that. I'll take that. They're called the vibrant five fingers. I had a friend in Grad school. Who'd wear them all the time and I wanted to die. They were meant for like running running climbing. So I guess they could see if you're like rock climbing that you would want something like that. I guess I mean Okay. So they were originally marketed as more natural alternative for different outdoor activities such as sailing kayaking canoeing and as a camp or after hike shoe The footwear is meant to replicate being barefoot and has thin flexible soul. That is contoured to the shape of the human foot including visible individual sections for the toes. Just so gross looking so apparently they so they became very popular for barefoot runners. Okay so that's like a whole Weirdo. Subsection of running who that they claim is that by running barefoot you are running at a more biologically natural state. Okay then if you were wearing shoes that affects your gate and that kind of thing right so the company actually ended up getting sued because they made these false health claim yet said that by running in our shoes it can make your feet stronger and therefore avoid like injury and you're you're just a healthier runner by wearing our shoes so they eventually settled this lawsuit and set aside three point seven five million to pay refunds of up to ninety four dollars to anyone who had purchased products since March twenty first two thousand nine the vibrant company is still making them although they've expanded to include regular looking sneakers and boots thankfully speaking of shoe companies getting sued. You ruin sketchers. Had those like push up the curve. Shirley Shoe told you that your but was going to get better or something like he was supposed to make you skinny. I was literally just talking to Steve. About that was like. Do you remember those stupid curved that he doesn't remember wild because because he was next to me and I didn't have anybody else to talk to? You. I should have just texted. You know like you're curvy got sued to. We're like falling off of them. Yeah and their butts weren't getting any better because you weren't gonNA lose fifty pounds just by walking around the mall in America. V V Platform Speaker but risk people walking around with those be. Like what's wrong with you wherever here like six inches taller than us. I guess I don't know had a better but whatever stupid all right question number five true or false in the strictest traditional sense a cobbler not only repair shoes but makes new leather shoes as well issue. It's false that's called a cordwainer. So the term the terms cordwainer and cobbler have often been considered not interchangeable according to tradition in Britain that restricted cobblers. To just repairing shoes. In this usage accord. Wayner is someone who makes new shoes using new leather whereas a cobbler is someone who repair shoes only K. And the historic London guild system. The cobblers and cordwainer were separate guilds. And the Cobbler's were forbidden from working in new leather so they could for all intents and purposes make a new shoe using old leather but they could not use new mantech. I know it's really dumb but guilt systems were crazy Question number six this cutesy. Leather shoe was popular amongst the young in the Mid Twentieth Century and was a part of stereotypical schoolgirl uniforms in the nineteen forty s famous people depicted in these shoes include. Elvis Presley and Jailhouse Rock Bert from Sesame Street and the peanuts character. Lucy van pelt. What is the name of this Horsey Shoe? Saddle shoe it is a saddle shoe the name. Just so you know comes from the contracting. Saddle shaped decorative panel placed mid foot. Think in when I was in Catholic School for two years. Oh Yeah we had to use that make sense question number seven school shopping as a kid always involved this foot measuring device at the shoe store which was invented in Syracuse New York by an entrepreneur and Seo Alumnus who christened the device with his name. What is this measuring instruments name? It's called the branding device. It is a branding device. So the Son of Shoe Industry Entrepreneur Charles F. Brenick attended Syracuse University when he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Brenick spent two years developing a simple means of measuring the length with an arch length. Of the human foot the branding device company was headquartered in Syracuse. Until shortly after his death and settled the purchase the company from the Braddock estate in nineteen ninety-three and moved manufacturing to a small factory in Liverpool New York which is just north of Syracuse. The company continues to manufacture several models of the device for determining this shoe sizes of men women and children and they also produce specialized models fitting other types of footwear. And on May thirty first two thousand eighteen the Syracuse Minor League baseball team had a one night promotion and rebranded themselves as the Syracuse devices. In honor of the Braddock did you. Did you buy special edition? What I had moved up. I was here by the. Oh okay so I really missed out on bestseller Syracuse DEVICES PLACES. Like why not the Syracuse Brand X. or the Syracuse brand devices like? They didn't have enough room on the shirts. I Dunno swear anyway. Questionable eight many museums have examples of this kind of Chinese shoe which were worn by Chinese women who had bound feet they were delicately constructed from cotton or silk and small enough to fit in the palm of hand What is the floral name of these? Tiny tortuous shoes. I don't have a single idea. Okay I'm just going to pick a flower rate. That seems to be popular in Eastern culture. Right in call and say a Lotus. It is it is a lotus shy. Good job good job. I have. I've never heard of this. Yeah they're called such because they resemble the shape of a Lotus Bud okay and we have actually a pair of Lotus shoes In our Asian galleries at the MAG They're we they're like. They're like three inches across. There really are not meant for walking. I know and like the the bound feet thing is very. It's very fraught. Yeah it's awful. I mean elite women were having their feet bound. I should say were having like they were being forced to do this up until pretty recently like the early twentieth century there was still like a tradition of binding fee. And it just it hobbles. These women like they. They can't walk on their own. They can't like get anywhere. They're constantly in pain and it was meant to be that way right like they were supposed to be dependent on the men their lives to like get them around and servants so crazy. I remember. I watched a documentary way back when the only thing I can remember is one of the last women who still had bound feet is like this very elderly woman and the last shot is of her like struggling to walk across a garden. She's got like two canes and she's just kind of like oh it's awful so we will not be doing an episode footbinding. Sorry guys anyway. Question number nine a show. Pain is a type of women's platform. Shoes that was popular. In the Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth centuries showpiece were originally used as a patent clog or overshoot protect shoes and dress from mud and St Soil. They were especially popular among the cortisone and patrician set in this carnival loving wet European city. Name it carnival loving wet European city. The people who love the Carnival Yup in our wed. Oh Gosh don't think too. Much show keen. Yeah she'LL BE CARNIVAL IDAHO No. I'll say Amsterdam. No it's it's Venice. Okay that makes shopping. Were popularly worn in Venice by both courtesans and Patricia women from between fourteen hundred seventeen hundred in Italian.
"bata shoe museum" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Brennan joins us now. Hi, summer high. So so what questions did you have about high heels when you want to start exploring this subject? Sure, what I was wondering I was aware of high heels I was working in Manhattan and have been for about a decade and working in a fairly formal work environment. So it was pretty normal part of. People's wardrobes. And it's the questions you mentioned, you know, what does it mean to wear these shoes because I myself would encounter these very differing reactions to them. You know, there's people that are like those are terrible, and they must hurt and don't you feel like oppressed by this by this piece of fashion, and then on the other hand there was people who saw it as empowering and power dressing and away to express themselves. And I was just really curious about like those two sort of polar opinions about them. And and what it meant. So I sort of Doberman from there. I'm surprised, but one thing before we have more conversation is you mentioned you worked at the UN written books. You're serious environmental journalist as you approach the subject. Did you have to check your own bias a little bit at the door about like I'm writing about shoes? Yeah. Absolutely, actually embarrassing. I mean, 'cause I I consider myself with eminent, and I have for a long time. But even so I totally. I did up to check my own biases in this. And I was making, you know, sexist too sumptious without without realizing it for sure you right of high heels, quote, one must be careful not to uphold the metaphor for the thing above the thing it self. So when you're thinking about what that metaphor is let us know what that is. And what is the thing self? Sure. Well, you know, this book ended up being away to examine women's role in public life. Because I the thinking goes that, you know, your shoes are sort of a representation of your role in society, right? Like, the kinds of shoes you wear related to what you do with your life. And maybe even how society values you or how you're doing all kinds of things like that. And so I was curious if this is like the most sort of conic women's shoe, what does it say about women's role in society? And so it's easy to get into these metaphors as I mentioned of oppression. Like, do they do they represent oppression or do they represent some other things more complicated? And. And yet in the that, you read is sort of about, you know, you have to be careful. I mean, it reminds me a little bit of some of the debates that happened around veiling in for for Muslim women, and sort of just deciding that a certain clothing choice, of course, think the choice those are very different. But you know, that it represents something in according to the beholder, and she just kind of keep a check on what the garment actually does on its own as different from. What what it means you trace the history of the high heel in this book, and the idea that they were originally designed for some sort of practicality, but then it shifted more into aesthetics when did that happen? Yeah. Well, I I, you know, it's hard to parcels to part actually originally. Well, I think so I think very quickly their quality was appreciate it. So high heels for the oldest high kills we've seen were writing shoes. And that's that practicality you're talking. About the he'll was a way to stay in the strip more easily. And of course, you know, a common high heel that's worn by men and women today is the cowboy boot and serves a similar function. So this was in Persia and Europeans trading with purchase all those shoes. And they're like, you know, those look pretty good. I might try those out myself. And so I think the the to the function and the aesthetics we're sort of related, and that, you know, the the ascetic suggests the function so they had kind of military association. And so you suddenly have these European men wearing these these shoes with Stockton on them. And the reference was to something kind of you know, dashing and and masculine in. That sense initially, my guest is summer Brennan, the name of her book is high heel and something that becomes clear throughout the book. Is this you mentioned it's double nature of high heels about being empowering or disempowering doing it at the same time. What are some of? The inherent paradoxes you've found around high heels. Sure. Well, I mean, I think they're still presented in you know, in American culture, and in many cultures actually as this as a sort of statement power dressing thing. I mean, if you look at women that are being being shown in positions or moments of power or celebration, like a red carpet or a woman on you know, in congress or parliament or something like that. It's it's it's these moments of display and Embiid that high heels are most likely to show up in but at the same time. So so that would give the impression that you know, that that's a positive thing. And this is something to to reach for like, if you're you know, Sheryl Sandberg on your on the cover of time, and she's often in in high heel shoes when she's photographed for these types of things. See you get the impression. Okay. This is a positive thing to spire to. But at the same time of the physical reality of worrying the shoes. Is is not quite so simple. I mean, they can be painful they can slow you down. And of course, you know, aside from that association isn't just kept with okay. This is a shoe for formal occasions and actresses and lawyers and politicians and all that. It has a wick they're seen as a sexual thing sexy thing, and that if you're choosing to where that that that says something about what you're trying to broadcast about yourself on chapter Eighty-three these small vignettes in chapters, and I just want to read a paragraph Bennett. Interesting Elizabeth Cima hack curator of the Bata shoe museum. Toronto has argued that the quote, high he'll walk is at least in part culturally constructed ideas, but what exactly high heels due to the female body have changed over time as have descriptions of the walk to high heels make woman totter strut sachet. Do they make the body appear curvier or leaner, there's so much about the high heel that I got from book is about what other people think about the high heel and you in the high heels, right, right? No for sure I mean with that. Yeah. It's it's interesting how sociation with them change. And also, even this like, you know, popular idea of what they do to you. I mean, I think. Forget I think it was was Tom Ford. I think I've in the book, I say that he called them a push up bra for everything below the waist, and you know, there's so there's different times depending on what the current fashions are like different reasons why you're supposed to wear them. Like, they're going to help you walk in a more feminine way or they'll make your legs. Look more muscular, all kinds of different things that come into fashion. One fundamental question seems to be wide people wear them when they hurt idea that they they can be extremely painful yet people still stick their feet in them. Why is that? Yeah. I mean, I can't speak for everybody. For myself. I mean, I think speaking for myself. I mean, when I was a, you know, a young woman just starting out in professional life. And I think I mean, there's there's two arenas where I think it's most compelling to high heels in one is when you're trying to dress up to look nice, and then when you're trying to look professional, and for me, you know, the images that I saw a very professional women were often women in high heels, and that's not true across the board. But it was pretty common. And so I think you know, I didn't I didn't examine that idea too closely. I just thought that's what a successful, you know, kind of fem woman looks like, and that's what I defy as and so I should I should do that. If that's what I wanted without. I wanna do. So I think these things are very subconscious, and you know, but anyway with the pain sorry off topic. But you know, so you have these ideas what you're supposed to do. And I think sometimes, you know, you then you put the shoe on. Okay. This isn't actually that comfortable link. What am I supposed to do? And but I think there can be sort of shame for like not adhering to that sort of dress code. And so I mean, you kind of blame yourself and think well if I could afford fancier shoes, but they would hurt less. Not just keep working real hard. A mental get to be able to afford those those nights shoes, maybe won't hurt as much or I think that women in general, especially women are given this idea that beauty hurts. Right. That pain is beauty. And so what's one more thing? Right. You know, if you add it to the list of whatever the different painful beauty rituals are whether it's you know, waxing or tweeting or the more serious than sort of body expectations and eating disorders, or you know, the the pressure to exercise excessively denied yourself certain things. I mean, that's pain as well. So I think that it's kind of exists in this larger landscape of like beleaguered Tory, female pain. So it gets easier to get lost. I think when it's not the only thing that has that my guest is summer Brennan, she's written a book called high heels. It's part of the object lesson series a series about the hidden lives of ordinary things. And the things she concentrated on with the high heel, you spent some time meditating on Hillary Clinton's shoot choice to two thousand sixteen election. Where's she land? And what can we learn from that? Yeah. There's just a little a little bit in there about her. And that an. Well, one thing is that she herself used the the what is it that popular saying like, you know, women can do anything man does. But she does it backwards in high heels governor, Texas. Yes, exactly, exactly. So Clinton said that about herself, I think Obama even used that phrase introducing her, and so there's kind of this like, you know, women's shoe as a metaphor for her ability that already sort of just exists around it, and that she herself with utilizing. But I was kind of acid because these shoelaces get really fraught, and yes, so she worked hitting heels these little tiny short high heels, and I'm so it was really interesting specific choice, considering how much attention was getting paid to kind of everything that she was doing especially with her body, invoice and and stuff in public..