Altocalciphilia is a sexual attraction to shoes or footwear.
It complements the sex life of the partners by adding an extra spark to their relationship. The other name for it is 'retifism' , named after Nicolas Edme Retif, a French writer.
Person interested in shoe fetishism can be aroused by both women's or men's shoes and also feet.
From various researches it is estimated the foot and shoe fetish are ranking amongst the most frequent fetishes. The object of sexual desire might be feet, footwear, stockings, boots or other similar objects.
Acts like drinking from someone's shoe (e.g. in Hungary it is customary for the groom to drink from the brides shoe), sniffing feet, stockings, licking feet/shoes, sucking toes... There are endless combinations available.
High heel fetish is very common in sadism, sadomasochism and bondage as they can be dangerous and they are able to inflict a significant amount of pain.
High heel shoes, long legs, stockings will definitely contribute in increase in one’s sexuality and create a more erotic experience for many lovers.
While most prefer their partner to wear these, there are also individuals who perform sex with shoes alone without a need for a sexual partner.
Related to: Podophilia - Sexual arousal by feet
Latin: Altus/high; Calx/heel
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