Explore the transformative power of footwear from around the world as the V&A presents over 200 pairs of the most extreme shoes, bringing together exceptional footwear from the latest innovations to a dazzling range of historic shoes, many displayed for the first time.
Pointe shoe heels designed by Christian Louboutin - auctioned to raise money for the English National Ballet. Heels only a ballerina would be comfortable in! The funny part is. We actually walk like this for hours a week. By choice!
This style of heeled shoe, made of pastel coloured kid leather with painted or stencilled patterns, with an exaggerated pointed toe, was popular in the latter years of the century. Check it out, polka-dot slippers!