Made for Walking was (and is) a blog about the history of women’s fashion boots from the early twentieth century until today. It’s also the title of a book, published by Schiffer in 2018, which tells the story of the boot as women’s fashion moves from boots’ origins in the ancient world to Prohibition to online shopping and fashion blogs. Going beyond design, it reveals the role of social history, culture, and media in the development of the boot.
My name is Andy Peake and I’m a writer and museum curator. I was born in London in the middle years of the 1960s, graduated from the University of Oxford and I’ve worked for a number of major museums. I now live with my family in New England. BTW, in case you were wondering, Andy Peake is a nom-de-plume.
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