‘Walk This Way’ Takes Visitors Through the History of Footwear

Shoes have long since stopped serving only their utilitarian purpose. Over the centuries, shoes have evolved not just to protect feet but also to declare their owners’ social status — and sometimes to be worn as treasured objects of art. To honor humanity’s sometimes pricey passion for shoes and trace the world’s history through footwear, New York’s Historical Society has opened a new exhibit, appropriately called, “Walk This Way.” Elena Wolf has the story.

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