Shoes are a rite of passage, a marker of milestones and events. The first pair you buy for your baby, your first day on the job, your wedding. The red sandals you refused to take off at the age of 6 but were always at the foot of your bed in the morning. Shoes are memories, advice and often polished with care and worn with pride. Shoes are fashionable, practical and powerful. Some shoes are too dear to abandon, others are too loud to keep.