Statistics show that the average woman owns 20 pairs of shoes and more than half of them are never worn. Some own as many as 100 pairs. "The Shoe" will appeal to these women as well as those who have bought the same pair of shoes in every colour or the latest pair of trainers without the slightest desire to go jogging. Newly updated with the most current designers and the celebrities that wear them, "The Shoe" reveals the fascinating facts about the craftsmanship behind the industry as well as profiles on the world's most coveted and iconic designer brands thorough fascinating, concise text and over 200 sumptuous images of the shoes. Celebrating the enduring classics that have helped define the styles of today, as well as the latest trends, this book is every footwear fetishist's dream. Discover the history of heels, the range of styles available and an A-Z of brands from the triumverate of Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin to legendary classics Ferragamo, Gucci and Prada, to fashion favourites such as Nicholas Kirkwood, Nicholas Kirkwood, Giuseppe Zanotti and Pierre Hardy.