Our aim is to create an unique collection of footwear that will demonstrate the importance of the footwear industry in former Czechoslovakia between the years 1945-1989.
We closely cooperate with numerous institutions and enthusiasts individuals in the aim to build this collection.
|What we are looking for?
The main subject of our interest is to collect a footwear produced in Czechoslovakia in post-war era. We are interested in all types of footwear (high heels, casual, sport, military...)
We also collect posters, calendars and other promotional material connected with footwear industry.
|How to identify the shoes?
Probably the easiest distinguishing feature is if you find a labe "Made in Czechoslovakia" printed most likely on the lining part of the shoe.
A brand names of a production factory can also be helpful. Most commonly used tags of that time were: Svit, ZDA, Botas, Bopo, JAS, Sázavan or CEBO.
|Five good reasons why to help us:
1 By donating an old pair of shoe, you are getting so needed space for a new pair of footwear in your closet!
2 Searching for an old pair of shoe is a very good reason to visit your mum or a grandma. While browsing their cabinets together you are most likely to find yours almost forgotten memories as well!
3 You will help us to save cultural heritage that would otherwise be lost forever!
4 "Reuse!" your memorable old pair of shoe deserve better than a rubbish bin. From the dark place of the closet to lights of galleries!
5 You will feel better at the end of the day by helping us :D