Footwear greatest men of the century

Shoes can tell a lot about its owner: it is - the imprint of splendor and misery, luxury and frills wearing her people. LIFE magazine turned to the photographer Craig Cutler to the captured shoes, running shoes, boots and sandals that belonged to the great men of the last century.

In these rubber flip flops walking Dalai Lama XIV - the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.





Black and white classic shoes of Princess Diana (Princess Diana), who wore them in 1986.




British musician Elton John (Elton John) wore these boots plated bearing his initials, at the time, he created his own label «Rocket Records» and publicly confessed his bisexuality.




The famous basketball player Shaquille O'Neal (Shaquille O`Neal) wore these shoes in 1992-1993, when he first joined the Orlando Magic (Orlando Magic), a professional basketball club.



Pioneer of American rock and roll Buddy Holly (Buddy Holly) wore these suede shoes during his stellar formation (1957-1959) until the death in a car crash, February 3, 1959.



Actress Lauren Bacall (Lauren Bacall), recognized by the American Film Institute's most outstanding actress in Hollywood, wearing these shoes crocodile from 1965 to 1969.


Pierre Trudeau (Pierre Elliott Trudeau), a charismatic and brilliant politician, nonconformist, 15th Prime Minister of Canada, wore these leather sandals during his political career from 1948 to 1949.


Bjorn Borg (Bjorn Borg), the greatest tennis player of the XX century, a Swedish athlete who five times became the champion of Wimbledon, wearing these shoes in 1994.


Salman Rushdie (Salman Rushdie), a famous poet of Indian origin, winner of the Booker Prize, author of "The Satanic Verses" and "Midnight Children" is plain sneakers Puma.


These sandals Madonna (Madonna) has performed at concerts during their world tour «Girlie Show World Tour» (September-December 1993), the theme of which was "sex-circus».


These shoes belong to Bill Gaines (Bill Gaines), an eccentric owner and publisher of the magazine «MAD» («Madness"), who wore them until his death in 1992.


These slippers Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanova, the eldest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II, the bore at the age of 9-12 years in 1905-1908.


Mike Tyson (Mike Tyson) put on these boxers during his triumphant duel with Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas in 1986. Victory in this tournament, Mike became the youngest champion in heavyweight boxing.


Boots Judy Garland (Judy Garland), which she wore during the filming of the famous film "Meet Me in St. Louis" in 1944.


Sandals, 2011, owned by Mario Batali (Mario Batali), American writer, restaurateur and media celebrities.


Boots Robert Frank (Robert Frank), which he wore in 1974-1975. Robert Frank for two years traveled the US photographing scenes from the daily life of Americans. They were made about 28 thousand. Frames.


Shoes John Lennon (John Lennon), which he wore in the 1962-1965 years. These shoes John with Paul McCartney in London ran a shoe shop «Anello & Davide».


Writer Dave Eggers (Dave Eggers) once admitted: "I wore these shoes for 20 years. Would you believe that I bought them shabby. These are my favorite shoes, despite the fact that they are actually very heavy to wear every day ».


Slippers British Queen Victoria (Victoria), which carried them around in 1840. In the reign of Victoria, who gave his name to an entire epoch, it is necessary blossoming of the British Empire.


Cleats 2011, belonged to Derek Jeter (Derek Jeter), a talented baseball player from the team "New York Yankees».


"Moon" shoes James Lovell (James Lovell), US astronaut who participated in missions to the moon. It is not known when and which of the missions have been carried out these shoes.


Sandals heels of the 1980s, belonged to Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth Taylor), known not only for its collection of shoes and jewelry, but many husbands.


Funeral slippers (about 1760-1790 gg.), Who wore Pope Clement XIII, Clement XIV and Pius VI.


The original Bozo the clown shoes, played by American actor Bob Bell (Bob Bell). Bob wore them c 1960 to 1984. Now the "Bozo Circus", broadcast on WGN, - one of the most popular local shows for children in the United States.


Loafers Elvis Presley (Elvis Presley) 1972-1977 years. Although the King of Rock 'n' roll singing about blue suede shoes, he never had. These loafers he wore for the last five years of his life.


Desert slippers Lawrence of Arabia (Lawrence of Arabia), - a British officer who played a major role in the Great Arab Revolt 1916-1918 years - nosivshiesya them about 1917


Ballet slippers 1960s, worn by Rudolf Nureyev, the famous Soviet and British ballet dancer, who in 1961, while on tour in Paris, refused to return to the USSR.


Evening shoes Bob Hope (Bob Hope), an American comedian, actor of theater and cinema, which is 18 times led the award ceremony "Oscar».


Shoes in 2010, decorated with candies and owned by Katy Perry (Katy Perry), who along with rapper Snoop Dogg withdrew "caramel-vanilla" video on dance hit «California Gurls».


Shoes Usain Bolt (Usain Bolt) - the fastest man in the world. This shoe Jamaican athlete ran 100 meters in 9 seconds, 58 August 20, 2008 during the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.


Shoes Bruce Lee (Bruce Lee), who is a great fighter and philosopher wore in 1966-1968. In these boots, Bruce was shooting for the book "training methods of Bruce Lee," which was published only in 1978, 5 years after the mysterious death of Lee.


Red shoes of Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn Monroe) 39-gauge, which she wore in 1957-1959. The star bought them in a shop «Vogue» in Montreal.


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