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Tales of those who make their living on the tip of their toes.

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The Extravagant Pair of Shoes That Brought Me Out of Mourning

After my son died, I could barely leave the house. I know it sounds crazy, but spending over $1,000 on Mary Janes finally made me want to dance again.

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The Shining

The Supreme Shoedog of North Jersey

Before strip malls and e-commerce made shoe shopping mundane, one fast-talking, chain-smoking, small-town salesman elevated footwear hustling to an art form.

Getting Their Kicks on Route 66

In a desolate desert ghost town, hundreds of road trippers from around the world have left their hearts and soles dangling from California’s unlikeliest tourist attraction.

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The Old Soles of Old Brooklyn

As a cluttered little shop near Coney Island lives on without him, an ailing ninety-two-year-old shoemaker watches his son carry out the carefully polished family legacy.

Secret Life of a Shoe Model

I never thought I was pretty enough to be a fashion model—but little did I know that my fabulous feet most definitely were.