17 OCTOBER 1931, Page 11

* * * * Last week's International Shoe and Leather

Fair has con- vinced exhibitors that women's feet are not larger than they used to be, but merely that women are no longer ashamed of large feet. I believe this, since I heard that a woman, applying for a new passport the other day, when asked to fill in that exasperating section devoted to points of personal appearance, put under the heading " height ; feet and inches "—the de- scription " tall" for height, followed by " very large" for feet.