The New York Times published an OP-Art...On the Heels of a Recession with photos of shoes from 1938, 1943, 1974, and 2010 respectively. Interesting to see how styles are effected by world financials. The credits on this article noted two museums, one in Toronto, Canada - The Bata Shoe Museum and the other in Florence, Italy - Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Both museums websites have wonderful photos of shoes and a slice of life, styles and financial history that impacted the fashion of the times.
Take a look at these shoes, can you guess the country of origin and what they were used for? Use the comment space to tell up what you think!