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Fancy Footwear?

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(photos Tony Sylvers)

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The current exhibition at Prince's Paisley Park home and studio in Minnesota is The Beautiful Collection: Prince's Custom Shoes.  The exhibition describes Prince's shoes as "expertly crafted...visionary works of art." On view are over 300 pairs, from his iconic 4-inch boots to suede light-up roller skates. Prince’s bold style continues to impact fashion to this day. It's also prompted us to ask for your favorite songs about footwear. We'll spin a set of requests after 9am.
 
Here's what we played:
 
Carl Perkins "Blue Suede Shoes"
 
Paolo Nutini "New Shoes"
 
The Pretenders "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
 
KC and The Sunshine Band "Boogie Shoes"
 
Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
 
Kirsty MacColl "In These Shoes?"