(Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)
When you cover the political beat, indulging in a little tabloid guilty pleasure doesn't usually call to mind something you need to ask the foreign minister's office.
But a British tab piece about some of the gifts received by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from various trips abroad included mention of the gift of three pairs of shoes for the Duchess from Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.
Shoes? Did someone say shoes? The inquiring (mostly female) minds in our office wanted more details.
The Canadian designer behind the gift, and the low-down from Baird's spokesman, after the jump...