Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Shoe Reels – The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Elizabeth Ezra and Catherine Wheatley


Shoe Reels examines the special relationship between shoes and cinema. The book considers the narrative and aesthetic functions of shoes, asking why they are so memorable, and what their wider cultural resonance might be. Written by experts from a range of disciplines, including film and television studies, philosophy, history, and fashion, this collection covers cinema from its origins to the present day, and spans a global range of films from the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. Besides protecting the feet, shoes contribute to the performance of gender; they indicate aspects of person ... More

Keywords: Shoes, Cinema, History, Philosophy, Film Costume

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474451406
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Ezra, editor
University of Stirling

Catherine Wheatley, editor
King's College London

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.



Introduction: foot notes

Elizabeth Ezra and Catherine Wheatley

End Matter