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Though the frenzy over footwear has reached an all-time high, it shoes are hardly a new phenomenon, says Jonathan Walford, author of The Seductive Shoe: Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear. Every decade has its must-have style. Heres a look at the shoes that caused stampedes through the last century. 1920s As hemlines rise above the ankles for the first time, women trade lace-up boots for T-straps and pumps. Two-toned spectator pumps, pictured on designer Coco Chanel, are still a classic and were modernized by Marc Jacobs this season.
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