Copyright © Françoise Herrmann
You gotta love shoes… They protect your feet… keep your feet warm… They are a stylish and fun accessory… With ever greater comfort, they are part of feminist and psychoanalytical history… (Google foot binding for a heartbreaking story of tiny feet in tiny shoes…)
And most importantly for your patents translation class, they’re ‘chocfull of patents… for outersoles, innersoles, and midsoles; for forefoot, midfoot, heel and arch; for fasteners, buckles and lacing; for materials, production lines, and your health, there’s a patent in almost every shoe you’ll ever wear!
So…. for a different dose of shoes… and to complete your emerging interest in re-discovering shoes as never before…. Please also visit a sister blog in French called SHOOOES – Un blog mode QUE sur les chaussures by Mathilde Toulot from France’s Le Monde daily paper. You will find witty posts all about shooooes…. e.g.; Une bonne reshoelution: ranger!, La running… (Dior Haute Couture)! Shoe trends! Shooooes at work! Shoe-pping! Do it your shoes…! Plus, lots more fun, sparkling and insightful reporting from the trenches of fashion and life. http://shooooes.blog.lemonde.fr/2014/01/
It is always comforting to know that one is never alone going batty on shoes! In fact nothing could be farther from the truth. Take a peek, and remember to lavishly pamper your feet!