I particularly liked the Pirate collection boots and shoes, but couldn't help being drawn to the knee high fuchsia pink stiletto boots (even though they are not something I would ever wear). The brocade shoes in the Animal collection also appealed to me through the use of textile, but the indentations for the toes slightly unnerved me - they made the shoe look too much like an animal paw. As Chris said, we are conditioned to shoes looking a certain way, and when they don't, it bothers us (although he said it in a much more erudite way!).
The shoes were all beautifully crafted with intricate stitching on some and amazing patterns on others. There was also a range of colours and styles, and though predominantly female, there were some excellent examples of men's shoes - Chris particularly liked the snake shoes shown above, where the pattern appeared to have been painted on.
I would definitely like to go again, and as the exhibition is on until 2nd May, hopefully I'll get the chance to.