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Encyclopedia > Shoe fetishism

Shoe fetishism, also known as retifism (after Nicolas-Edme Rétif), involves being fixated on shoes or other footwear to the extent it may interfere with sexual expression. Although shoes carry sexual connotations in mainstream culture (for example, women's shoes are commonly sold as being "sexy") this is not generally considered to be shoe fetishism, although it may qualify as a form of partialism. Nicolas-Edme Rétif (October 23, 1734 – February 2, 1806), called Rétif de la Bretonne, was a French novelist. ... A shoe is an item of footwear often worn on the foot or feet of a human. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Shoe fetishists often fixate on extreme shoes which are designed as fetishwear, although fixation on typical high-street shoes, or other types of shoes, is also common. High-heeled shoes are often triggers for foot fetishists. High-heeled shoes or boots help to elongate the calf, protruding the buttocks and creating a longer-legged appearance which is generally considered to be more sexually attractive. They also reveal the sole of the shoe, which becomes an eroticised "second skin" taking on the erotic role of the sole of the foot. Shoe fetishists often fixate on stiletto heeled shoes and boots, where the stiletto heel is eroticised in itself. Other specialist fetish footwear includes ballet boots and pony boots. Fetish clothing includes any type of clothing and clothing materials which is commonly fetishized. ... High-heeled shoes are shoes where the heel of the wearers foot is raised to be significantly higher than their toes. ... Look up Sole in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The concept of a second skin is common to a range of clothing-related fetishes. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Ballet boots The ballet boot is a contemporary style of fetish footwear that merges (the look of) the pointe shoe with the ultimate high heel. ... A pony boot is an item of fetish foot whose sole resembles a horses hoof but which is made to fit a human foot. ...


This can be seen in a super-stimulus form within the adult entertainment industry, and particularly pornography, where women wear very high heeled shoes. It is not uncommon for actresses in modern pornographic movies to wear stiletto-heeled platform shoes with a platform of 3-4 inches and a heel height of 6-9 inches. Similar sized heels are often worn by exotic dancers and strippers. These exaggerated heels are not practical and are worn for the sexual gratification of the viewer. A superstimulus or superreleaser is an exaggerated version of a stimulus to which there is an existing response tendency, or any stimulus that elicits a response more strongly than the stimulus that normally releases it. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (Porn) (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Platform sandals with wooden sole Platform court shoes with open toes Platform trainer Platform boot, ankle length Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with thick soles, often made of cork, plastic, rubber, or wood (wooden-soled platform shoes are technically also clogs), generally worn strictly for fashion, and/or... The terms exotic dancer and exotic dance can have different meanings in different parts of the world and depending on context. ... A striptease dancer performing. ...


The most common image of a dominatrix is of a woman in thigh-length high-heeled leather boots or riding boots. Thigh-length high-heeled leather boots are generally only worn as fetish wear; though they have experienced some popularity amongst fashionable young women for clubbing over the past two years, particularly in the UK and were also briefly popular there in the late 1960's. A dominatrix (from the Latin dominatrix, meaning a female ruler or mistress) or mistress is a woman who takes the dominant role in bondage and discipline, domination and submission or sado-masochistic sexual practices, which are commonly abbreviated as BDSM. The male equivalent is master. ... Riding boots are boots made to be used for horseback riding. ... Fetish clothing includes any type of clothing and clothing materials which is commonly fetishized. ... Clubbing is also used to refer to the activity of gathering socially at nightclubs. ...


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There are also entire sexual subcultures revolving around other types of shoe fetishism—sandals, combat/work boots, kinky boots, skate shoes and sneakers are particularly common fetish-objects. The sneaker fetish is enjoyed mainly by men. The boot fetish can be seen among all genders and orientations. Some shoe fetishists fixate on the smell of shoes, either the smell of leather or rubber or the smell of worn shoes, which combine these smells with foot odor. Where the foot odor is very strong, this can be regarded as a form of mysophilia. Boots is the name of at least five different albums and singles: Boots by Nancy Sinatra (1966) Boots by Mighty Gabby (1984) Boots by Condemned Eighty Four (2001) Boots by KMFDM (2002) Boots by Noe Venable (2003) It is also the name of a large chain of chemists in the... Kinky boots are boots which are intended for or by some people are connected to some kind of shoe fetishism and thus a form of fetish clothing. ... A variation of the classic athletic shoe, skate shoes are made to provide the support and durability that a skateboarder needs. ... Sneakers Sneakers are footwear of flexible material, typically featuring a sole made of rubber. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Look up smell in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... Latex being collected from a tapped rubber tree Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky colloidal suspension (known as latex) in the sap of several varieties of plants. ... Foot odor is a type of body odor that affects the feet of humans and is characterized by a smell generally regarded as unpleasant. ... Mysophilia is a paraphilia relating to soiled or dirty material. ...


One theory of shoe fetishism, as well as of foot fetishism, is that an infant's experience of their mother in many cultures may involve crawling around their feet. If sexual behavioral imprinting occurs during this time, it may lead to the feet or shoes becoming the primary object of arousal. This article is about the psychological term. ...


A particular interest of many shoe fetishists is shoe dangling, the act where a woman slips her heel from her shoe and lets the shoe dangle from her toes. Often she will swing her foot so that the shoe also swings. Gay men into this fetish also enjoy when other gay men dangle or loosely wear their sneakers and/or skate shoes. Many male foot fetishists find the sight of this to be erotic and sexually arousing, and this activity is mentioned on many pornographic websites both homosexual and heterosexual. Sneakers are footwear of flexible material, typically featuring a sole made of rubber. ... A variation of the classic athletic shoe, skate shoes are made to provide the support and durability that a skateboarder needs. ...


Many male shoe fetishists experience great sexual satisfaction from masturbating while holding the shoes of a woman or a man. The act of secretly opening a woman's or man's closet and (unknown to him/her) taking down her shoes from their resting place and then masturbating with them can be extremely arousing to some men. Added excitement comes from the risk of being discovered. Some sneaker and boot fetishists enjoy getting the footwear wet, messy, or muddy and sometimes damaging or destroying the footwear. Masturbation is the manual excitation of the sexual organs, most often to the point of orgasm. ...


Since the term shoe fetishism can be used to denote a fetishist interest in any kind of footwear of both sexes, some authorities suggest that a fetishist interest in high heels alone (which accounts for perhaps the largest sub-division of shoe fetishists) should be more correctly termed Altocalciphilia. High-heeled shoes are shoes where the heel of the wearers foot is raised to be significantly higher than their toes. ...


Shoe fetishism in the media

The British TV series The Avengers often featured fetishistic clothing, and Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman released a single, "Kinky Boots". Television redirects here. ... The Avengers is a British 1960s television series featuring secret agents in a fantasy 1960s Britain. ... Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg on the cover of a 1994 reprint of an Avengers novel co-written by Macnee. ... Honor Blackman Honor Blackman (born in London, England on December 12, 1927, although many sources have listed her date of birth as August 22, 1926) is a British actress. ...


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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Shoe fetishism (161 words)
Shoe fetishism commonly has elements of foot fetishism and leather or rubber fetishism.
Shoe fetishism in its milder forms merges into the mainstream culture; the vast range of women's shoes available in mainstream shoe shops, most of which are not designed for comfort, demonstrates that low-level shoe fetishism pervades mainstream Western culture, almost without being noticed.
One theory of shoe fetishism, as well as of foot fetishism, is that an infant's experience of their mother in many cultures may involve crawling around their feet.
Shoe fetishism - Wipipedia (492 words)
Shoe fetishism, also known as retifism, involves being irrationally or abnormally fixated on shoes or other footwear to the extent that it may interfere with sexual expression.
Shoe fetishists often fixate on extreme shoes which are designed as fetishwear, although fixation on typical high-street shoes, or other types of shoes, is also common.
Shoe fetishists often fixate on stiletto heeled shoes and boots, where the stiletto heel is eroticised in itself.
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