Friday, August 20, 2010
Rock shoes on show: Canadian National Exhibition
At the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in 2010 there will be an exhibition of the history of rock and roll. The exhibition will include items from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and from the Hard Rock Café collection. However on display too will be a collection of shoes worn by pop luminaries such as Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, Rod Stewart , Eminem, and Barbra Streisand. The collection belongs to Toronto podiatrist, Dr. Hartley Miltchin. The footman owns over 350 pairs of shoes once worn by celebrities and sports figures, including Chubby Checker's custom black-and-white checkered boots which he wore on American Bandstand; and John Lennon, the Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and Avril Lavigne as well as a pair of Shaq O'Neal's size 23 Reeboks.