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FASHION + STYLE FROM YULIA AXENOVA’S SHOE FACT TREASURY Heels were invented in the Middle East to help lift the foot from burning sand. 82% of men think stilettos are the sexiest heels 79% of women have had ‘intimate relations’ wearing only their shoes 46% of men have asked their partner to wear heels in bed 8% of women own more than 100 pairs of shoes 25% of women are more likely to buy shoes than pay their bills (Harper’s Bazaar survey of 1,000 men and women) In 1927, X-rays were used to help people find a fitting shoe. Known as the Shoe-Fitting Fluoroscope, the apparatus was later destroyed due to health hazards. Shoes were made for the first time for both right and left feet In 1310. “A shoe is like a brassiere worn on the outside – there’s a certain amount of sex attached to them.” - Beth Lavine, shoe designer. “Shoes are contemporary jewellery” - Donatella Versace PN STILETTO, 235 Ponsonby Road T: 09 360 7370

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