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We have moved!

Welcome to the relocated project blog for the ‘If the Shoe Fits’ research project. As you may be aware, this blog was originally attached to a large ESRC-funded project entitled ‘If the Shoe Fits: Footwear, Identity and Transition’ in the … Continue reading

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High Heels – Power or Patriarchy?

By Emily Nicholls On Wednesday 17 July, I dragged myself out of bed at some ungodly hour to slip on my sandals and head down to Sheffield for the Dressed Bodies Symposium and – despite the early start! – it … Continue reading

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Dressed Bodies Symposium

By Jenny Hockey The ‘If the Shoe Fits’ project team hosted a one-day symposium at Sheffield University on 17th July 2013 – after serious difficulty choosing between many inspiring abstracts. In the end we had to go for a long … Continue reading

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Toeing the Line: A sequence of video stories on the theme of travelling a path

by Fiona Candy 2013 In February 2013 I visited India with a group of other artists and designers undertaking research in relation to cotton and textile crafts. We wondered if the ancient handcraft tradition would show us the way to … Continue reading

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Call for focus group participants – do you wear Clarks Originals?

The ‘If the Shoe Fits’ project in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield is now approaching its end, however there is still time to participate in the research. Alex Sherlock the postgraduate researcher on the project … Continue reading

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Shoes as material expressions of a designer’s self

by Naomi Braithwaite Having completed a twenty month long ethnography that explored and observed the creative practice of a number of contemporary British based luxury shoe designers, it became significantly apparent that the designed shoes were not solely commercial, aesthetic … Continue reading

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Worn Shoes: Identity, Memory and Footwear

Jenny Hockey, Rachel Dilley, Victoria Robinson, Alexandra Sherlock, February 2013, Sociological Research Online, vol. 18, issue 1 As we enter the last 4 months of the If the Shoe Fits project the team are analysing and writing up the data that … Continue reading

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