Monday, May 12, 2008

Century of Shoes

'Solemates' is an online feature which traces the history of shoes through the 20th Century and their importance to our cultural landscape. Produced by the staff of 4th Revolution, a California-based company, the site offers both a Flash and non-Flash version. Well-designed and easy to navigate, the site provides a decade-by-decade guide, containing, for each decade, an essay, a list of items which were 'all the rage', images of advertisements from the period and movie clips of scenes from the decade. A selection of shoe images are also available, augmented by a description, a facility to zoom in and alternate views of each pair.
Access: Free