The SHOEAST project focus on research of shoe design in Socialist Czechoslovakia between the years 1945 and 1989. The main objective of the project is to collect, document and present footwear made by individual national enterprises and production cooperatives.
The project was created in 2011 as part of the dissertation thesis at Tomas Bata University in Zlín. At present, the project is covered by an equally named non-governmental organization.
Our aim is to collect and examine footwear that was mass-produced by nationalized footwear industry in former Czechoslovakia. The collection will be used as an sample of production ability of the industry as well as an medium of comparison with shoe produced in other countries.
We are regularly presenting research results at various exhibitions, conferences and cultural events.
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