"Footwear tells the whole human story, it's all there, from the animal hides that prehistoric cave dwellers wrapped around their feet, to the high-tech boots worn by astronauts" -Sonja Bata
"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty" -Imelda Marcos
batashoemuseum shuz.com proartsgallery.org
"In archetypal symbolism feet represent mobility and freedom. In that sense to have shoes to cover the feet is to have the conviction of our beliefs and the wherewithal to act on them." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"In Anglo-Saxon tradition, the father gave the groom one of his daughter's shoes to symbolize the transfer of authority" -Linda O'Keefe
gazabowen.com centuryinshoes.com
"All women,whether virgins, maidens, or widows, who shall after this Act impose upon, seduce or betray into matrimony any of His Majesty's male subjects by virtue of high heel shoes would be subject to the same severe punishment meted out to suspected witches"-17th Century Massachussetts law
"The archetypal symbolism of the shoe goes back to ancient times when shoes were a mark of authority; rulers had them, slaves didn't" -Clarissa Pinkola Estes
womenscaucusforart braball.com pamfingado.com
"Red heels, a status symbol in 17th and 18th Century Europe were worn only by the privileged classes, hence the term 'well heeled'" -Linda O'Keefe
"Great spirit grant that I may not criticize my neighbor, until I have walked a mile in his moccasins"