These are the few remaining images of the “Musée de Repos pour Chaussures Fatiguées” that was shown in a number of galleries and cultural centres throughout France and Spain in the early 80’s. It was originally just a collection of unwanted footwear discarded by a consumer society to which I proposed a second life by reintroducing them into the system as objects of art. It was an enquiry into the value attributed to discarded items once they have been proclaimed part of the cultural scene. However, once let loose in the artistic arena, they eventually laid claim to new identities and in doing so, traded their role as objects of contention for that of complicity: it was time to bring it all to an end.