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Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them Paperback – June 1, 2010
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"Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is an eye-opener of a book...I found myself in sync with author Leora Tanenbaum's feminist take on feminine footwear."CheapJap.com
"[Bad Shoes is] a sexual hitory of high heels form doctors' advice on how to save your peds from peril...Tanenbaum gives a fascinating history: Who knew that men were the original wearers of wodden clogs on stilts, and as early as 1740 women were being warned against the dangers of heels?"TheGloss.com
"In Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them...Tanenbaum examines our footwear fetish - just why we love shopping for shoes so much and the bold irony tht smart, self-aware women wear painful shoes they know damage their feet."Lemondrop, AOL.com
"Leora walks us through the psyche of the women who craves chic sexy shoes, the ugly problems the said women will eventually face, and some smarter shopping steps one should take to prevent the those disorders...A very thoughtful read, indeed!"Tineey & Co Blog
"In her latest book Bad Shoes and The Women Who Love Them, Lenora Tanenbaum examines our footwear fetish and why we love shopping for shoes so much. It's a bold irony that smart, self-aware women wear painful shoes they know damage their feet all in the name of fashion! I agree there's no price to be fly but I can't be fly with ugly feet."Total Life Prosperity Blog
"In the attempt to issue a much needed wake up call to the stilettoed masses, Tanenbaum enlists a bevy of experts on feet, fashion, and the Carrie Bradshaw wannabes who walk Manhattan in Louboutins to the detriment of their bodies...Overall the book is not a call for us to burn our heels but for us to become more informed consumers."M.I.S.S. Omnimedia Blog
"Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes."Tres Chic Style Blog
"Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them should be a prerequisite for all shoe-enthusiasts. The book offers practical advice that can easily be incorporated into even the most fashionable of wardrobes...it appearsto borrow from a tired clichéthat women can have their shoes and wear them too, so long as they are smart about it."Feminist Review
"It's an informative, eye-opening, and entertaining look at the history of heels, why women wear them, and how they can damage and deform our feet."Fashion Trend Guide
"...short yet informative exploration of the allure of faulty footwear...Bringing together women’s desire to be seen as beautiful and sexy with the history of the heel and a useful guide to better shoe shopping..."SEXIS
"Smart and well-researched"Ms.
"[Bad Shoes is] packed full of information --- and fun! ...I found this a really enjoying read...Tanenbaum covered the subject of shoes, and the history of footwear, in prose that was funny, and insightful. I could definitely see giving this book to a few women I know, and then getting together to talk about it (over a bottle of wine -- and some shoes!) If you've ever had a love of shoes, or felt like you couldn't part with a favorite pair, this is a book for you!"Fluidity of Time Blog
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Top Customer Reviews
This book has enhanced the way I look at shoes; and has improved my appreciation of the process of footwear selection.
Highly recommend this great, friendly-toned book to anyone who wishes to learn about the history, psychology, and practical use of our footwear.
Thanks for writing this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received this book today and read through most of it in one sitting. I was already aware that high heeled shoes can cause foot deformities. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Olive Twist
Blinded by culture, many of us behave like hypocrites: responding to bound feet with horror but envious of women who can walk around in the highest heels. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by Alix Shulman