pairs of shoes that’ll make Cinderella lose the other slipper

Let’s face it; in 2015, the glass slipper’s list of cons overrules the Prince Charming riding on a horse in search of his one true love fantasy.

For starters—a practical equivalent would be a Perspex pump which inspires further horrors—Is the sole skid proof? How much toe cleavage is too much—and what about that tiny toe mushed in the corner? Perhaps, Cinderella herself decided to hide her agonized feet under the crinoline skirts and maybe the whole curfew at midnight was just to get out of that well-intended-badly-executed shoe horror. Puts a whole new spin to the fairytale doesn’t it?

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Now, let’s examine a slightly recent, more realistic avatar of Cinderella: the Carrie Bradshaw, who, after being left at the altar—a girly-moon and a change of hair colour—went right back to Mr. Big not with a ring (not in the first movie anyway), but with a classic pair of Manolo Blahniks.

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Our take on the whole affair? Shoes should serve their purpose: they should cause envy, tower over most boys and make your legs look endless. Go for the statement pair, in fact, why not plan your look around them? Delete the word discreet from your dictionary, print clash, stack up the glitter, tread high as you dare.

We sincerely hope your Prince Charming will muster the courage to ask your number—and if you already have one, then may he be a master of foot massages.

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