Exclusive: Jane Weitzman Q&A and Giveaway!

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art & Sole

Jane Gershon Weitzman’s Art & Sole book and jewelry by Jane Gold

As a life long shoe lover, I value two major things when picking out a new pair of pumps or stilettos, the look and practicality. Regardless of what my brain suggests, I adore shoes for the sake of art, and can literally spend hours obsessing about my shoe love. When I learned about the book by Jane Gershon Weitzman called Art & Sole where she collected the best examples of shoes created from highly unique materials, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I desperately needed to see that book!

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art & Sole Review Keith Winchester

Gilt to the Hilt by Keith Winchester

The scarlet and gold edition of Art & Sole looks as exquisite and luxurious as ready-to-wear creations by Jane’s husband Stewart Weitzman, the renowned shoe designer. The models of shoes collected in Jane’s book were not designed for wearing. Instead, those artifacts were used as a part of “fantasy shoe” window display project for Weitzman’s retail shop on Madison Avenue in the mid-1990s. During the years of research, Jane collected photos of approximately 150 of the most unique shoes you could possibly imagine (think feathers, paper, metal, fresh flowers and even frosting!) that are carefully curated under the hard cover of Art & Sole.

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art and Sole Review JaneCarroll

Decked in Dahlias by Jane Carroll

In this exclusive interview for the StyleSprinter blog Jane Gershon Weitzman provides a little more detail about her book Art & Sole. Also, she will be giving away a copy of her luxurious table book for one of my readers. Check out the end of this post for details!

Jane Gershon Weitzman

Jane Gershon Weitzman, Art & Sole author

On shoes as artifacts:
I love most forms of art, but since the shoes in the book were chosen for display in our store windows, they seemed most appropriate.

On her art collection:
I love art and collect whatever I fall in love with. I recently bought some modern art in Shanghai.

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art & Sole Robert Steele

Corrugated Curves VI by Robert Steele

On missing shoes for “Art & Sole”:
I was never able to find glass shoes. I found a few artists who work in glass, but they never delivered any shoes.

On flats vs. heels:
There are many shoes in the book that have low or flat heels. I think that almost every kind of shoe or boot can be made fashionable.

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art and Sole Linda Levetain

Ribbon Candy by Linda Leviton

On her shoe collection:
I have so many shoes that I have never counted them.

On her first high heels experience:
I wore my fist pair of three-inch heels when I was 13. I love both the shoes and wearing them.

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art & Sole Review Jewels

Jewels at Work by Sharon von Senden

On shoes that match the bag:
Actually, I think sophisticated women stopped wearing matching shoes and bags over 25 years ago. I think that bags and shoes should work together, but not match if possible.

On publishing “Art & Sole 2”:
I am still receiving many invitations to speak about Art & Sole, so I won’t have time to think about a second book any time soon.

Jane Gershon Weitzman Art & Sole Tin Pan Alley

Tin Can Alley Firoozeh Bowden

GIVEAWAY! Do you want to win a hard copy of Jane Gershon Weitzman’s book Art & Sole? Then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below and answer the question in the comments area, ‘What is the most unique pair of shoes that you have in your collection?’ Please feel free to simply submit your photos. I will select the best answer (or photo) and mail you the hard copy of the book kindly provided by Jane Weitzman. US and Canada entries only. The contest ends at midnight of April 15, 2015. Good luck!

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All photos from the book are courtesy of Lucas Zarebinski

  • This is a great giveaway! Whoever wins this book will be lucky. The photographs of the shoes are amazing!

  • The most unique shoes I’ve ever had were these blue velvet doc martins! Wish I still had those!

    Chow Down USA

    • Congratulations, Chelsea! You’ve been selected as a winner of Jane Weitzman Art & Sole book giveaway! Please contact me at Katya@StyleSprinter.com and provide me with your shipping address. Thank you in advance. Again, congrats!!!!

  • christina07

    My Stella Mccartney beaded shoe with a wooden wedge heel. I feel very lucky to have found them 🙂

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  • Marlene V

    I have a pair of maroon red booties that have some black detailing on them. They also have a black bow!

  • Aimee Tarling

    Wow, these shoes look amazing!!!

  • Theresa C.

    My dancing shoes – burgundy heels with a gold strip down the back of the heel 😉

  • Cherie Varrin

    I dont have unique shoes as of yet.

  • melikegarfield

    My collection is sad. It consists of sneakers and two pairs of black chunky heels.

  • msrodeobrat

    I have some betsy johnson heels that are hot pink with white polka dots and little pink bows at the top. They are super cute!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

  • I don’t have a unique pair but I recently bought a snake print flats! I am so proud of it because that is my first animal print stuff. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • A. M.

    i dont have any unique shoes
    rafflecopter name is aarone mawdsley

  • latanya t

    I have some pretty floral flats

  • Jennifer Herman

    I have red heels that are from the 50’s!

  • Sand

    I have a pair of purple t-strap shoes that make me want to dance.

  • John Herman

    I have boots that I spray painted silver