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I am still crazy about shoes. But earlier, I was crazier – my favourite shopping destinations would be shoe stores. Once I realized my weakness for shoes, I stopped going to shoe stores no matter how tempted I was. I know people whose craziness factor for shoes is above mine. The fetish for nice shoes goes beyond our generation into the past when having good comfortable shoes was a sign of better life in an age when poverty and hunger were rampant. This author tries to unravel the importance of shoes in stories such as Cinderella or in the Chinese practice of foot-binding:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/11684004/Cindarella-Puss-in-Boots-whats-in-a-shoe.html

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