Looking Back, Walking Forward: a Black History Shoe project

Our Bucks Black History Museum group invite you to share photos and the stories behind a special pair of shoes with Black History.

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Karen’s trainers

My purple New Balance trainers are one of my greatest treasures.

Tracey’s Wedding shoes

These shoes mean so much to me. These are the shoes I wore when I married my wonderful  husband, Stuart, in 2018. 

Ann’s trainers

A few years ago, I wrote a blog about my dad’s wedding shoes for the Museum. It seems fair that this time I write about my mum.

Share your special pair of shoes for the Black History shoe project

Everyone of us has a special pair of shoes, whether it is because they are beautiful, were worn on a special occasion or because they are super comfortable. Every pair of shoes has a story. They walked with you to your first interview or shared your happiest memories. We’d love to hear your stories and share them here on our website.

How do you get involved?


Step 1. 

Select a pair of shoes that tells a story with Black heritage.

Step 2. 

Take a clear close up photo of them, either wearing them or not.

Step 3.

Send your photo along with your story (keeping to a max of 200 words) to

We will update this page with all the stories and images we receive. Photos and stories must be your own. By sending us your photos and stories you are giving us permission to use them on this website and our social channels.

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