Shoegasm: The World’s 10 Most Desirable Women’s Shoes, Ever!
Most women know this about shoes: a pair of heels can change your life. At least for a night. And as if we needed a reason to celebrate how iconic women’s shoes are! Well, we officially have one — October 25 is National Shoe Lover Day. Every woman knows there’s just something about slipping on a pair of killer high heel shoes; they can instantly transform you from Plain Jane to Va-Va-Voom.
And snap, the world’s opportunities beckon.
Famed Director of Salvatore Ferragamo, Massimiliano Giornetti says, “The magic of a shoe that turns a woman into a princess and gives her the feeling of walking on clouds is a universal dream.” So what better way to get you inspired than to give yourself a pre-holiday treat and update your fall shoe wardrobe than by taking a moment to reflect on some of the most desirable women’s shoes ever?
1. Cinderella's Glass Slipper
If there’s one shoe that completely captures this magic, it’s Cinderella’s glass slipper. Custom-made of fairy dust and able to make all of one special girl’s dreams come true. (Or leave your feet cut and bleeding if it’s not meant to be….) In 2015, Disney collaborated with nine of the most fabulous shoe designers to create a limited edition Cinderella-inspired collection that was absolutely breathtaking.
2. Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Pump
Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo obsession on Sex and the City made them some of the most coveted women’s shoes of the nineties. The cobalt satin with crystal embellished buckle, Something Blue pump remains a classic. The Rihanna x Manolo capsule collection, which launched in May, could be the style peak of shoe lovers worldwide.
3. Christian Louboutin
Just a flash of those sleek red soles is enough to make your heart skip a beat. Louboutin’s sky-high stilettos are the height of sexy, edgy glamour. Though even the designer himself admits, “it’s not about comfort, it’s about beauty. I can make it easier, but I’m not going to say a 5-inch heel is comfortable. No, it is not comfortable.” But they look so fabulous, so who cares?