Footwear can most certainly be magical. With this delightful new book as a guide, we can explore many styles of footwear over two centuries and how they are made.Over 500 color photographs display fantastic footwear. An interview with contemporary shoe designer Howard Davis adds color. Details of construction are highlighted, styles are shown and explained with a thorough footwear glossary, and value ranges are offered for beginning collectors. This celebration of footwear is for all who enjoy fashion--shoe and costume designers, vintage clothing collectors and dealers, antiques buffs, and trendy modern dressers alike.
Desire Smith is a collector, lecturer, and consultant in antique clothing, textiles, and accessories. A retired high school English teacher, she has spent over twenty-five years passionately studying vintage garments.

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