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World at their feet as delegates head to shoe conference

Northampton is the capital of shoes in this country and today it hosts a conference on its specialist subject.

Speakers from some of the UK's most prestigious museums and academic institutions will share the findings of a ground-breaking shoe research programme.

The one-day symposium, which is aimed at museum, fashion and retail audiences, has been put together to share the findings of the research, dubbed The Cinderella Syndrome, and new thinking about displaying shoes and engaging audiences.**