Shoes, particularly modern ones are sought after by collectors. Designs often determine a particular era and certain eras are very collectable.
Shoes are a very popular item to collect in the UK and they are appreciated by a great many people
Shoes can be obtained from a variety of sources, such as dealers as well as car boot sales, collectors fairs, flea markets and jumble sales, also antique dealers and antique fairs. The internet is another good source, especially on-line auctions.
Collectors can be of all ages and you are never too young or old to start a collection.
There is no real ability required for collecting shoes, collectors just need the appreciation of the object. Whether they think of it as a object of beauty or appreciate it for its design or practicality/functionality.
In the 21st Century they put the finishing touches to any outfit and are a sign of status and adornment but shoes were originally the simplest way to protect the feet. Early shoes were made of large leaves, bark and grass tied together with vines. The decades have seen progression in the design of footwear so it is the modern shoes that are sought after by collectors.
To build up a collection of shoes collectors need to be resourceful in their attempts to obtain items to add to their collection. You must be prepared to spend time rummaging through lots of items to find the one piece of treasure that you need to add to your collection. Much of the fun of collecting is the seeking of that elusive next item, whether it be at a car boot sale which could yield some great finds, or at a dealer where you may have to pay top prices.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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