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Pair of boots

Pair of boots

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1987-88 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kickers (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Kickers

  • Museum number:

    T.539:1, 2-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of purple nubuck lace-up boots.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1987-88 (made)


Kickers (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

These formed part of the Raver "Madchester" outfit in the Street Style exhibition of 1996.

Registered File number 1994/1060.

Historical context note

The Northern Rave/Madchester look was centred in and around Manchester and Liverpool. Its followers steered away from the football terraces and into clubs such as the Hacienda. Their style was cheeky, baggy and andrognyous, including amusing T-shirts printed with puns on well-known trademarks. Mancunian clothing companies such as Joe Bloggs became synonymous with the Madchester look.

Descriptive line

Pair of boots, purple nubuck, Kickers, France, ca. 1987; part of Raver 'Madchester' outfit, UK, 1987-88.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy and Cathie Dingwall, eds. Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters: Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties. London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 1996.

Exhibition History

Streetstyle, From Sidewalk to Catwalk, 1940 to Tomorrow (Victoria and Albert Museum 16/11/1994-19/02/1995)




Footwear; Fashion; Men's clothes

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