Shoes made in Italy have always been an iconic accessory, a symbol of prestige, and a guarantee of quality on the international market. The creative flair of Italian brands has succeeded in turning a simple functional accessory into so much more, crafting true works of art and objects of style. This is the insight that inspires Giovanni Gastel's vision of the world of footwear: art draws on reality and reinterprets it, even coming to resemble it. In the beautiful shots reproduced in the book, the photographer pairs shoes with everyday objects that evoke them by their form, colour or texture. An original and elegant way to pay tribute to some 80 brands of the Italian footwear industry.