Museum Shop

A dream come true for all shoe lovers!

The Bata Shoe Museum Gift Shop is stocked with many sensational shoe-related items. To find books about shoes, an object in the shape of a shoe—or anything decorated with shoe images—visit our shop when you visit the Museum. There's always something new coming in so our selection changes, but it often includes books for adults and children, ornaments, gifts, paper goods, t-shirts, key rings and jewellery, and more!

Opening hours for the Shop are the same as those for the Museum.

Books published by the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation

Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoes

Elizabeth Semmelhack

Heights

Written by Bata Shoe Museum Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack, every shoe lover will want to read this intriging examination of how and why heeled footwear came into common use. This is a book on shoes unlike any other!

8" x 8", 40 pages
Paperback, illustrated

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On A Pedestal: From Renaissance Chopines to Baroque Heels

Elizabeth Semmelhack

Pedestal

Written by Bata Shoe Museum Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack, this fascinating and beautiful book explores the social history of elevating footwear.

7½" x 10½", 216 pages, Paperback, illustrated

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Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection

Elizabeth Semmelhack

Vivier

The book accompanying the exhibition Roger Vivier: Process to Perfection, is an exquisite look at the footwear and fashions of one of the 20th centurys most important master shoemakers.

90 pages
Paperback, illustrated

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Alaska Eskimo Footwear

Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe
University of Alaska Press, 2007

cover of Alaska Eskimo Footwear

A celebration of the incredible beauty and spiritual significance of the shoes and boots worn by Alaska Native peoples. Stunning photography brings the harsh and striking environment of the North alive and demonstrates how essential footwear was to Native survival.

8¾" x 11¼", 162 pages
Hardcover, extensively illustrated

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Appeasing the Spirits:
Alaskan Coastal Cultures

Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe
The Bata Shoe Museum, 2004

cover of Appeasing the Spirits

This volume displays the rich material culture of the coastal cultures of Alaska, and includes photographs of stunning footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum collection as well as rarely seen artifacts from the Peter the Great Museum in St. Petersburg.

8" x 8", 40 pages
Paperback, illustrated

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Pride of the Indian Wardrobe:
Northern Athapaskan Footwear

Judy Thompson
University of Toronto Press, 1989

cover of Pride of the Indian Wardrobe

Through a detailed analysis of individual footwear items and comparisons to related objects, the author provides fascinating insights into Northern Athapaskan culture.

7½" x 10½", 216 pages, illustrated

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Our Boots:
An Inuit Woman’s Art

Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe
Douglas & McIntyre, 1995

A lavishly-illustrated reference book which examines the relationship between the Canadian arctic environment, Inuit culture, and footwear.

9½" x 10½", 224 pages
Hardcover, extensively illustrated

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Spirit of Siberia:
Traditional Native Life, Clothing, and Footwear

Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe
Douglas & McIntyre, 1998

cover of Spirit of Siberia

A surprising and beautiful introduction to the Indigenous peoples of a northern land. This book is one of the first to introduce readers to the rich material and spiritual culture of these people.

9½" x 12", 224 pages
Hardcover, extensively illustrated

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All prices are in Canadian dollars. Applicable taxes will be charged. Shipping and handling are extra.

To order any of the items listed above, or to inquire about other items, please contact the Museum Shop at: info@batashoemuseum.ca or call 416.979.7799 x 240