Footnotes: Shoes with Stories to Tell


by Brooks Putman

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from December 24, 2013 until January 31, 2014

Location: Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 929-9200


Event Description

From XtraTufs to ice skates to sealskin boots, this exhibition showcases life in Alaska from the ground up. Each pair of footwear serves as a launching point for a story unique to Alaska's history. Discover how one Mrs. Alaska paid homage to her state with custom-made high-heeled Xtratufs, and how the military adopted shoe technology from Alaska native designs. Highlights include the sneaker Binky the polar bear snatched from an Alaska Zoo visitor in 1994.
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