From the shoes she wore the first day of school to the ones she sported the day her twin sons were born, footwear fan Phyllis Hoffman remembers them all. In this book of personal essays she reminisces about her favourite pairs and the small and big steps she took in them. Defining moments in her own life are mixed with stories of style icons and the shoes they loved to wear. With celebrity shoe quotations and black and white illustrations of footwear throughout the ages.