Shoes and Feet
Both common knowledge and research show that foot and shoe fetishes are quite popular. This, however, is a good lesson in the illusion of the "common" fetish. "There are people who want to massage feet, they want to lick and kiss feet, people who prefer people with socks on, people who prefer people with boots on — the boots have to be of a particular kind or of a certain kind of dirtiness," says Devore. "These things can become very, very, very specific." Because of the way fetishes seem to develop — during a particular moment in childhood — specificity like this occurs in the vast majority of fetishes.