Vincent van Gogh shoes for her and him

‘Walk in Vincent’s footsteps’

In the footsteps of

Vincent van Gogh

World renowned artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a traveller. He lived over 20 different places in Europe. And now his art does the same; it travels the globe.

Vincent’s origins lie in the province of Noord-Brabant (Brabant) in the southern part of the Netherlands where he lived for half his life. And no matter how far his travels took him, he always longed for Brabant. It is where his love of the farmland, the countryside and the lives of ordinary people originates. It is where he found the themes uniting his drawings, paintings and the sketches in his letters.

Whether he was working in Amsterdam, the Hague, Brussels, London, the Borinage, Drenthe, Antwerp, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence or Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent was and remained a Brabant man.

Vincent’s Brabant years

How did Vincent’s childhood and adolescent years in Brabant shape him? What did his home look like? Where did he go to school? Who were his friends? What made him into the extraordinary man he became; the Vincent Van Gogh we know? You will discover it, walking through Brabant! In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh.

Van Gogh Brabant

The cities of Zundert, Tilburg, Etten-Leur, Nuenen and ’s-Hertogenbosch played a remarkable role in Vincent´s formative years. In the Van Gogh Brabant Foundation they unite to tell Vincent’s story as memorable and immersive as possible; experienced in the landscape and culture of one of the world’s best-regarded artists.

Unique Van Gogh Shoes

Van Drunen Shoes brands Gijs and Durea use a removable anatomic footbed that allows them to adapt optimally to your feet. This, together with the attention to detail, make your shoes fit like a glove! The Vincent van Gogh shoes are designed by Tomas Snels. The male models use the Gijs template, the female ones Durea.

And reality sometimes comes very close
to the Brabant that one has dreamt.

Letter 446, Nuenen 15 May 1884

Support the cultural heritage

of North Brabant

  • You contribute
    You contribute

    By purchasing these shoes, you contribute to the preservation of the Van Gogh cultural heritage in North Brabant, the Netherlands.

  • Culture heritage
    Culture heritage

    Many places in Brabant still remind Vincent van Gogh. They tell you about his childhood, his youth, his roots, his dreams, passions, love and experiences. Visit the locations and experience Brabant in the way Vincent did.

Craftmanship from Brabant

Shoes for her and him

almond blossom

The painting “Almond Blossom” was a gift to Vincent’s brother Theo and his wife. Nephew Vincent Willem was newly born and what better gift to give than his favorite topic of that moment: flowering trees against a blue sky. Well chosen, because, for Vincent, this image symbolised new life and hope.

You walk on the blue sky

“For over the parental bed”; because that’s where this masterpiece takes Vincent’s newborn nephew along Vincent’s view of the world. It is a special painting in every respect. Vincent thought it his best work from this period. Painted in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with, for Vincent, unprecendented easy of mind and attention to detail.

Une promenade magnifique

After this painting, Vincent could not find peace. His mental health rapidly deteriorated. “Almond Blossom” was the first and last of its kind. On July 29, 1890 Vincent van Gogh died.

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