Really interesting article about shoes and womens' stereotypes. Read to your daughters! Christian Louboutin said "the core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men." https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/fashion/the-end-of-high-heels.html?_r=0
http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article181202926.html BY RENEE ENGELMOCTOBER 27, 2017 2:30 AM "..... campaign to persuade the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee (yes, that’s a real thing) to add a ballet flat emoji. Why should women be limited to a sexy red stiletto — the only official “women’s” shoe currently available in emoji-land? As Florie argued in her proposal, “a flat show would help pave the way to a more gender non-sexualized pictorial representation of the footwear category.”"
How cool is this? A new book about the history and development of the athletic shoe, by Howie Kahn and Alex French.