I've really liked paintings women do of shoes but I'm not the kind of girl who has cute shoes. But I do have these little Japanese shoes from when I was two living in Japan. They are a block of wood with a straw sole. They are lacquered and have cranes flying around on them--way too complicated. The block of wood is hollowed out and each shoe has two little bells in that spot. Not sure of the function of that little brass knobs in front. Maybe it protects the lacquered part when you walk.