- 65,00 kr
This vintage book contains a complete handbook on foot care, with a special focus on the importance of good-quality and well-fitted shoes. Essentially, it is a guidebook with hints for those who wear and those who make shoes and boots, with directions on picking and wearing shoes for health, performance, and function. It also describes various causes of foot deformities and common ailments, providing advice on how these can be minimised or avoided. Highly recommended for those with an interest in historical shoe manufacturing. Contents include: "Natural Position of the Toes", "Canonical Argument", "Correspondence of Foot and Hand", "Necessity of Freedom for the Toes", "Criticism on Forms of Sole", "Distortion of the Toes and Joint", "Various Causes", "Want of Harmony between Shape of Foot and Shape of Shoe", "Growth in Nail", Influence of Stockings, Narrow-Toed Soles, High Heels, and Changing the Shoes", "Faults of Lasts", "Prevention of Deformed Toes and Joint", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on history of shoemaking.