Sub-titled “Collecting and wearing twentieth-century designer footwear”, the book “Vintage Shoes” by Caroline Cox chronicles the history of fashionable footwear.
Beginning with Edwardian shoes, the book moves on decade by decade through the Modernist Shoe of the 20s, the youth revolution of the 60s and Biba and beyond in the 70s. The book explores the technical advances and cultural influences on footwear with accompanying archive and fashion photographs.
There is also a guide for where you might buy vintage shoes and predictions about which current shoes may be collectable classics of the future.
It is available in hardback from Amazon for £15.