Back in 2008 Christian Louboutin sued Spanish fashion chain Zara over a pair of open-toe shoes which were of a similar design to Louboutin's Yo Yo style with its iconic red sole (which has been a signature of the brand for over 20 years).
Nike really are smashing it at the moment. Never mind the Air Wovens, Flyknits or the mad Yeezy II hype, for me it's all about the understated, super tactile designs of NIKECraft, the new collaboration with bricolage sculpture artist Tom Sachs.
Milly Jupp, from Hertfordshire is a woman who has many things on the go, though they all fuse together... Milly has recently been awarded the coveted Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award for her original shoe sculptures and 'art to wear' shoes!
I've got a brand-new suede obsession. The creative lovechild of Italian born, Miami-based shoemaker Matthew Chevallard of the Del Toro label and Grungy Gentleman blogger Jace Lipstein, this collaboration combines the classic shape of a brogue with the mojo of a vintage camouflage.
I was in the country. Well, what this city girl classifies as country anyway. If you pass cows and sheep on the way to somewhere outside of London; you're a few English Breakfast teas away from becoming an honorary Brit.
As my friend continued jabbering away during my shoot, I realised why www.Javari.co.uk is going to be so successful. People can buy the shoes they want, for any occasion, without having to go out shopping. And they never need to tell anyone about it.
I've had a bad run of it recently with shoes. First my gorgeous new heels inexplicably went from a wonderful, glove-like fit to cutting off the circulation in my toes, then the triple height crepe soles of my beloved vintage pony hair creepers split in two.
One may not have the looks of James Bond, but, if the saying is correct, and I have no good reason to doubt it, we can at least hope to get a proverbial 'foot in the door' with the fairer sex with the right footwear.
If you've even the most passing interest in menswear, then the explosion of camo as a trend can not have escaped your attention. Now I don't know what it is about the current economic woes or more that seems to be making editors and tastemakers flock to this, but I'm loving it.