What’s so interesting, even fascinating, about feet? Checking with Wikipedia, the definition of Foot Fetishism, foot worship, or podophilia is “a pronounced sexual interest in feet. It is the most common form of sexual festishism for otherwise non-sexual object or body-parts.” Further down the page, we read that well know celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Andy Warhol and the notorious womanizer, Casanova, were all “obsessed” with feet.
Foot fetish may appear to be mostly a male fascination, but we know women love feet too! Here’s another interesting definition: Shoe fetishism is the “attribution of attractive sexual qualities to shoes or other footwear as a matter of sexual preference… and an alternative or complement to a relationship with a partner.” Love, attraction and admiration for feet and shoes is nothing new.
Many dommes and dancers as well as people from every walk of life may have a shoe or foot fetish in one incarnation or another. In the TV series “Sex and the City,” Carrie Bradshaw and her friends often acted like star struck lovers over the designer high heeled shoes featured in her collection or in store windows.
I think many of us can relate on some level, this obsession with feet and shoes is not reserved for people with a full on foot or shoe fetish, many people can appreciate a good looking shoe or perfectly arched foot. It seems that feet and shoes appeal to us for lots of different reasons.
I recently started a Pinterest account and added some boards according to my specific interests and fetishes. As I looked through the other boards on the site, I discovered a many images and boards focused on sexy shoes, some with very high heels and red or painted soles, from designers and less known brands. Of course I created a heels board for myself to showcase some of my favorite styles, for inspiration. I found several other boards labeled “shoes,” many of these boards feature photos of women’s shoes, some with feet arched and on display.
Looking around online I also found a new tumblr to follow, filled with a bunch of foot fetish inspiration, Arch Magazine is run by a friend of mine. There are many more feet gallery sites out there with thousands of photos of feet from around the world and all around the web. I’ve personally been involved in many types of foot fetish photoshoots and I hope to do more. Some of the sites out there have a fetish flair while others seem to be very vanilla, almost in denial of their sexual appeal.
Even as a bit of a foot fetishist myself, I might not always understand what it is about feet and shoes that we find so curious, arousing and pleasurable. I can’t deny my love for foot rubs, foot worship, sexy shoes, boots and pedicures.
I’m prompted to seek out even more shoes to add to my collection, for all the shoe and foot admirers I may pass on the street any day of the week, or those who find me online and enjoy drooling over images of my feet in lovely sexy shoes.