21 Of our favourite most iconic shoe quotes of all time

The best shoe quotes from designers and celebrities

We have a treat for all our fellow shoe-fanatics out there! We have collated your go-to-guide of the most fabulous footwear related phrases from none other than the most influential fashion icons. Best enjoyed with a glass of red wine in hand...


1. 'Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.' – Marilyn Monroe

2. 'I can't concentrate in flats...' – Victoria Beckham

3. 'A woman carries her clothes, but it's a shoe that carries a woman.' – Christian Loutboutin

4. 'How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?' - Sonia Rykiel

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5. 'You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.' - Christian Dior

6. 'Men tell me that I've saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it's cheaper than a divorce. So I'm still useful, you see.' - Manolo Blahnik

7. 'The fact is, sometimes it's hard to walk in a single woman's shoes. That's why we need really special ones now and then – to make the walk a little more fun.' - Carrie Bradshaw

Carrie Bradshaw with designer shoes and top shoe quotes

8. 'Life is short, your heels shouldn't be.’ - Brian Atwood

9. 'A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk.'- Christian Louboutin

10. ' I have this little substance abuse problem... expensive footwear.' - Carrie Bradshaw

11. ' A woman with good shoes is never ugly.' - Coco Chanel

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12. 'I'm not afraid of heights... have you seen my shoes?' - Carrie Bradshaw

13. 'The average woman falls in love 7 times a year... only 6 are with shoes.' – Kenneth Cole

14. 'The right shoe can make everything different.' - Jimmy Choo

Marilyn Monroe trying on shoes

15. 'I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.' - Marilyn Monroe

16. 'A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.' - Christian Louboutin

17. 'Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis.' - Manolo Blahnik

18. 'Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up.'- Nina Garcia

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19. 'Shoes are like the foundations. If the foundations aren’t right, the building won’t stand upright, and if a woman’s balance isn’t right, nothing else is.' - Jimmy Choo

20. 'I firmly believe that with the right footwear, one can rule the world.' - Bette Midler

21. 'I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.' - Oprah Winfrey

Words: Sophie Catsoulis

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