I Want Those Shoes

I Want Those Shoes

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'Shoes possess magic powers,' writes journalist and shoe obsessive Paola Jacobbi as she totters her way through the history of women's footwear and wonders why it is that women ( from Imelda Marcos to Carrie Bradshaw) love their shoes so, so much. Jacobbi pontificates (sandals are the bikini of footwear); psychoanalyses (the relationship between shoes and sex); and has fiery opinions (ankle boots are quite simply a no-no). She also has plenty of good advice: choosing the right heel for your physique, how to keep shoes lasting long and how to judge a man by his footwear. Witty, charming and stylish, I Want Those Shoes is an irresistible little book, almost as irresistible as buying that one last pair...show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 19mm | 238g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Italian
  • 0747582467
  • 9780747582465
  • 1,546,471

About Paola Jacobbi

Paola Jacobbi is a journalist and special correspondent for Vanity Fair. She lives in Milan. Simonetta Wenkert is a translator and novelist.show more

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