Okay, so you love shoes, but what do you know about them? Did you know years ago, people used to wear shoes made from solid gold? Or that Venetians used to wear platforms that were a foot high? We didn’t either, but these are just two of the things we learned in Shoegasm, a new book by Clare Anthony with a foreword by Manolo Blahnik.
Shoegasm is a shoe-lovers best friend. It celebrates footwear from its beginnings through to now, showcasing everything from modern platform heels through to the tiny golden lotus shoes that used to be worn in China. Better yet, the book is filled with images of footwear designs from far and wide, as well as plenty of names you’ll recognize—Christian Louboutin, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen, to name just a few.
What more can we say? If you think of shoes as works of art, as opposed to an accessory, we think you should pick up a copy of Shoegasm, stat. It is available now from Amazon.com for $25.