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Why humans have always worn uncomfortable shoes

Stiletto heels may seem like a very modern phenomenon, but people have been wearing awkward footwear in the name of fashion for centuries. And putting looks before comfort happens across the globe.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain is a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum looking at the most curious ways we dress our feet.

Helen Persson is the curator.

Video produced by Sylvia Smith & Richard Duebel

  • 13 Jun 2015
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