I have had the good fortune to attend Art Basel Miami Beach every December from year one and while the art is certainly the main draw, it is also a prime opportunity for people watching. So this year, instead of focusing on what's for sale and on view, I'm going to give you a First Choice view of the footwear fashion on parade.
So here, in no particular order, are some of the most glamorous, outrageous, intriguing, amusing and a la mode examples of shoe styles, photographed surreptitiously with my iPhone, at the VIP preview...
And just to show you that I really was looking at art, here are two works based on, what else - SHOES!
Lia Chaia "Setamanco", 2009
Joel Otterson "My Shoes", 1988