Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Shoe Museum

Medical shoes to accommodate your gigantism, Chinese shoes to make your toes atrophy to nubs. Celebrity shoes from Sally Struthers' disco heels to Lucille Ball's silk sandals. A little-known collection assembled by the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Address:
148 N. 8th St., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
On the sixth floor of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. On the west side of N. 8th St. just south of Race St. N. 8th St. is one way southbound.
Hours:
Tours Wed. and Friday, by appt. only (Call to verify)
Phone:
215-625-5243
Admission:
Free
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The Shoe Museum.

The Shoe Museum

While the shoe collection is interesting and would absolutely be a worthwhile twenty minute self-guided tour, one must be guided by the curator. This kindly lady means well, but speaks endlessly about her own experiences of what she has learned from visitors, and the tour lasts two hours. Be prepared for a leisurely afternoon.

[B., 05/22/2016]

And yet, now you are certainly an expert on shoes, and the curator may add your input to the repertoire to benefit all who follow.

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