Sandal season is coming!

A couple of warmer days and a shopping trip with a friend have brought into my life a new, glorious pair of robin’s egg blue, strappy, high-heeled sandals. They’re patent leather, so they’re shiny, and they have a bit of a platform heel made of a cork-like material that has silver sparklies in it. I will probably only be able to wear them for about 20 minutes at a time, but they are quite fun to look at!

The truth of the matter is that I love to look at shoes! Fortunately, I don’t have to buy them in order to do so… once again, the library saves me! Check out any one of these wonderful books for an inexpensive, pain-free way to enjoy the remarkable and fabulous world of footwear.

The Art of the Shoe The Art of the Shoe, by Marie-Josephe Bossan

Manolo Blahnik Drawings Manolo Blahník Drawings

The Seductive Shoe The Seductive Shoe: Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear, by Jonathan Walford

Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook Shoes: The Complete Sourcebook, by John Peacock

Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers

Things a Woman Should Know About Shoes Things a Woman Should Know About Shoes, by Karen Homer

Walking Dreams Walking Dreams: Salvatore Ferragamo, 1898-1960

I like knowing that I have good company in Andy Warhol, who also shared my fondness for footwear.  Did he get that from his mother, Julia Warhola?  Find out tonight at the Main library in Oakland!

-Kaarin

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