This short film, produced by Sheffield Vision introduces the ‘If the Shoe Fits’ research project being conducted here in the department. The project is finding out how shoes contribute to people’s identities and the ways in which footwear enables them to move between move between identities, both on a daily basis throughout the life course. Shoes are currently high profile in advertising and they also play important roles in popular culture, as well as folklore and fairy tales. It is striking how often shoes are attributed with the capacity to change us, both men and women.
The film focusses on a few of our participants to give an insight to some of the fascinating data the project is generating, much of which will be reproduced in academic articles and a documentary film.