Shoetopia: Contemporary Footwear
Published by Laurence King

Shoetopia Contemporary Footwear book

What:
A beautifully illustrated book on contemporary designer shoes.

Who wrote it:
Sue Huey (former Head of Footwear and Accessories at trend forecaster WGSN) and Kathryn Kenny (shoe designer and footwear trend consultant).

Brand selection:
Diverse: from fashion giants such as Prada and Jimmy Choo to indie brands you’ve yet to discover.

Who’s it for:
If pretty shoes give you butterflies in the stomach, you’ll love this.

Visual feast:
Colourful shoe sketches, illustrations and big photos. Lots of them.

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Learn about:
Brands’ signature footwear features and materials, their history, where and how they operate, inspirations behind collections.

Indie shoe crush:
Anastasia Radevich.

Who's missing:
Joanne Stoker.

Verdict:
The best shoes in the history of anything come from Pierre Hardy and Miu Miu.