© 2019 Thomas Turner

Recent shoe-related media work includes:

Sporty, ABC Radio National, Australia 

Three-part feature interview on the history and cultural significance of sneakers.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

'Tim's Talks', The Grenson Podcast

Discussion with Tim Little, owner of Grenson and Tim Little shoes, about the history of Grenson, the British footwear industry, and the development of sports shoes. 

The Heel and the Sneaker, The Forum, BBC World Service

Expert panellist discussing the significance and history of footwear with Elizabeth Semmelhack, Giorgio Riello, and Rajan Datar on the BBC World Service radio discussion programme.

Paul Ross, talkRADIO, 30 July 2019

Interview with Paul Ross about the history of sneaker culture, fashion, and my book, The Sports Shoe: A History from Field to Fashion. At 01.30.

Hawksbee and Jacobs, talkSPORT, 25 July 2019

Discussion with Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs about the 1972 Nike Moon Shoe that sold at Sotheby's for $437,000. From 15:20.

Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4, 29 May 2019

Discussion with Jenni Murray and Hannah Rochell (En Brogue) about the history and cultural significance of white plimsolls. From 31:30.

'The sports shoe: From field to fashion', Birkbeck research blog, May 2019

Blogpost for Birkbeck, University of London, about my research on the history of sports shoes. 

'Tracing the truth about trainers', Proper magazine #30, spring 2019

Piece in fashion and lifestyle magazine about the Victorian origins of sports shoes and the parallels between then and now.

Hawksbee and Jacobs, talkSPORT, February 2019

Interview with Paul Hawksbee and Luke Moore about the history of sneaker culture, sport, and my book, The Sports Shoe: A History from Field to Fashion. From 20:36.

Robert Elms, BBC Radio London, February 2019

Interview with Robert Elms about sports shoes, style, and my book, The Sports Shoe: A History from Field to Fashion. From 1:38:00.

Sole Seekers, Socialize Media, 2018

Contributor to the UK's first feature length documentary on UK trainer culture.

Shoes: Culture and Innovation, V&A Museum, 2015

Speaker on Victorian tennis shoes at a public conference organised as part of the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition.

Theatre of Fashion Summer Lectures, The Last Tuesday Society, The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, London, 2015

Guest speaker on sports shoes, desire, and sex.

Is It The Shoes?, We Are Parable, London, 2013

Expert panel speaker and guest blogger at Is It The Shoes?, a four day sneaker festival held in London.