Sophia Bush in a pair of Louboutin Pigalles

Manolo Blahnik has said that when it comes to “the secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe; you must only show the first two cracks.”

He’s clearly a conservative, because way over in leftfield is Christian Louboutin. “I love deep cleavage on the foot,” he enthuses. “It reminds me of Berlin the 1930s, Cabaret.”

Mad. I’d no idea he was that old – sure there you go. Hanging around Berlin in the 1930s and still the energy to throw out all those shoes? He’s some man for one man, wha’?

Taylot swift foot cleavage

Toe jam: Taylor Swift rocks some kitten heels in a leg-lengthening nude hue

Old CL’s got more to say on the subject too. According to him, cutting the vamp of a shoe low to show the tops of the toes “makes the leg look longer. It was something I discovered when I worked with showgirls at the start of my career – they always had shoes cut in that way,” he told Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet. “They wanted to be able to dance and to look like they had really long legs. If you have a low décolleté it opens the leg window.”

Who knew it was such a big thing? Well, foot fetishists aside, that is. As a habitual black opaques wearer, the allure of foot cleavage has passed me by. So: a thing or not a thing? Attractive or repulsive? Do drop a comment below and lets foot a discussion.