The pair of shoes that made us fall in love with all things footwear was definitely Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in Wizard of Oz. After all, what girl wouldn’t want some red sequin-covered heels, especially ones with magical powers?
We couldn’t believe it when we read that this year marks 75 years since those famous shoes first hit the silver screen. It just goes to show some things never go out of style. In between daydreams about finding the perfect pair of red shoes, we had a think about what other iconic movie shoes have influenced us over the years. Here are our top picks.
Carrie’s wedding shoes
Carrie Bradshaw wore some pretty spectacular shoes throughout Sex and the City, but the pair we’ll always remember are the stunning blue Manolo Blahnik stilettos with diamond buckle detailing which Big used to propose to Carrie at the end of the first film. We’d certainly be tempted to accept some designer heels rather than a diamond ring!
Marty McFly’s sneakers
Marty McFly’s Power Lace sneakers from Back to the Future are arguably the coolest trainers in film history (we actually have our very own pair in our HO reception). The white and grey Nike hi tops with teal detailing may look nothing special at first glance, but the ‘power lace’ feature which meant they fastened themselves electronically gave them the real wow factor. The movie was set in 2015, so we look forward to seeing Power Laces hitting the shelves next year…
Julia Roberts’ over the knee boots
The over-the-knee boots worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman would have been bang on trend last autumn/winter, with everyone from Miranda Kerr to Rihanna modelling thigh-high boots. If you fancy picking up a pair for yourself, we’d recommend teaming them with something a bit longer than the mini dress Roberts wears in the film though.
Audrey Hepburn’s black loafers
We’ve got Audrey Hepburn to thank for making flat shoes chic, with Funny Face sparking trends for both loafers and ballet pumps teamed with skinny jeans. We’re not quite so sure about teaming our black flats with white socks though, as Hepburn did in the infamous dance scene.