45 Best Shoe Quotes of All Time From Our Favourite Fashion Icons

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Looking for some shoe quotes to live your life by? Check out these inspirational fashion quotes from successful people like Oprah, Christian Louboutin, and Manolo Blahnik!

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1. ‘A woman with good shoes is never ugly.’ – Coco Chanel

‘A woman with good shoes is never ugly.’ – Coco Chanel

2. ‘I spend most of my time wearing uncomfortable things, so for me, it’s all about trainers.’ – Cara Delevingne

‘I spend most of my time wearing uncomfortable things, so for me, it’s all about trainers.’ – Cara Delevingne

3. ‘I can’t concentrate in flats.’ – Victoria Beckham

‘I can’t concentrate in flats.’ – Victoria Beckham

4. ‘I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.’ – Imelda Marcos

‘I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.’ – Imelda Marcos

5. ‘With no man in sight, I decided to rescue my ankles from a life of boredom. By purchasing too many pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes.’ – Carrie Bradshaw

‘With no man in sight, I decided to rescue my ankles from a life of boredom. By purchasing too many pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes.’ – Carrie Bradshaw

6. ‘One shoe can change your life.’ – Cinderella

‘One shoe can change your life.’ – Cinderella

7. ‘I’m not afraid of heights, have you seen my shoes?’ – Carrie Bradshaw

‘I’m not afraid of heights, have you seen my shoes?’ – Carrie Bradshaw

8. ‘I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn’t matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway.’ – Keira Knightley

‘I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn’t matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway.’ – Keira Knightley

9. ‘Craziness in a shoe is great – you can have much more freedom, you can exaggerate and it doesn’t feel stupid. But to have too much craziness near your face, that would just feel weird.’ – Miuccia Prada

‘Craziness in a shoe is great – you can have much more freedom, you can exaggerate and it doesn’t feel stupid. But to have too much craziness near your face, that would just feel weird.’ – Miuccia Prada

10. ‘I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end.’ – Amy Adams

‘I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end.’ – Amy Adams

11. ‘How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?’ – Sonia Rykiel

‘How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?’ – Sonia Rykiel

12. ‘As a child I trained myself to dance in very high heels. At 13, in Destiny’s Child, we were told to wear heels, but at first we couldn’t walk in them. We couldn’t keep our knees straight, but we learned.’ – Beyoncé

‘As a child I trained myself to dance in very high heels. At 13, in Destiny’s Child, we were told to wear heels, but at first we couldn’t walk in them. We couldn’t keep our knees straight, but we learned.’ – Beyoncé

13. ‘To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.’ – Roger Vivier

‘To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.’ – Roger Vivier

14. ‘I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, “Oh my God! They look so comfortable!”‘ – Christian Louboutin

‘I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, “Oh my God! They look so comfortable!”‘ – Christian Louboutin

15. ‘I actually have more shoes than anyone will ever know.’ – Tamara Mellon

‘I actually have more shoes than anyone will ever know.’ – Tamara Mellon

16. ‘If your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.’ – Iris Apfel

‘If your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.’ – Iris Apfel

17. ‘Nicki Minaj has a better booty; but I have better shoes.’ – Rihanna

‘Nicki Minaj has a better booty; but I have better shoes.’ – Rihanna

18. ‘Keep your head, heels and standards high.’ – Lola Stark

‘Keep your head, heels and standards high.’ – Lola Stark

19. ‘I can be naked as long as I’m wearing the right pair of shoes.’ – Anna Dello Russo

‘I can be naked as long as I’m wearing the right pair of shoes.’ – Anna Dello Russo

20. ‘Always wear high heels. Yes, they give you power. You move differently, sit differently, and even speak differently.’ – Carine Roitfeld

‘Always wear high heels. Yes, they give you power. You move differently, sit differently, and even speak differently.’ – Carine Roitfeld

21. ‘The average woman falls in love seven times a year. Only six are with shoes.’ – Kenneth Cole

‘The average woman falls in love seven times a year. Only six are with shoes.’ – Kenneth Cole

22. ‘Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal.’ – Vivienne Westwood

‘Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal.’ – Vivienne Westwood

23. ‘Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce.’ – Manolo Blahnik

‘Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce.’ – Manolo Blahnik

24. ‘Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.’ – Brian Atwood

‘Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.’ – Brian Atwood

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25. ‘It’s really fun to put yourself into a character – into shoes you wouldn’t normally be in.’ – Billie Eilish

'It's really fun to put yourself into a character - into shoes you wouldn't normally be in.' - Billie Eilish

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26. ‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe

27. ‘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

‘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

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28. ‘Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.’ – Christian Louboutin

‘Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.’ – Christian Louboutin

29. ‘I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.’ – Bette Midler

‘I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.’ – Bette Midler

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30. ‘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

‘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

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31. ‘Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis.’ – Manolo Blahnik

‘Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis.’ – Manolo Blahnik

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32. ‘My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I’d ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I’d sketch shoes and shoes and shoes.’ – Alexander Wang

‘My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I’d ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I’d sketch shoes and shoes and shoes.’ – Alexander Wang

33. For me, with a character, you start with the shoes – Oscar Isaac

For me, with a character, you start with the shoes - Oscar Isaac

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34. ‘I still have my feet on the ground – I just wear better shoes.’ – Oprah Winfrey

‘I still have my feet on the ground – I just wear better shoes.’ – Oprah Winfrey

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35. I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I’m such a short little thing, I can’t reach my kitchen cabinets – Dolly Parton

I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I'm such a short little thing, I can't reach my kitchen cabinets - Dolly Parton

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36. Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal – Marilyn vos Savant

Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal - Marilyn vos Savant

37. I’ve always loved when girls carry their wallets as a clutch instead of a bag – Alexander Wang

I've always loved when girls carry their wallets as a clutch instead of a bag - Alexander Wang

38. If I hadn’t been a woman, I’d be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I’d be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I’d be like Ru Paul – Dolly Parton

If I hadn't been a woman, I'd be a drag queen for sure. I like all that flair and I'd be dressing up in them high heels and putting on the big hair. I'd be like Ru Paul - Dolly Parton

39. I want to go and go, and then drop dead in the middle of something I’m loving to do. And if that doesn’t happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I’ll have my high heels on – Dolly Parton

I want to go and go, and then drop dead in the middle of something I'm loving to do. And if that doesn't happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I'll have my high heels on - Dolly Parton

40. Dancing in high heels is kind of tough. I learn the dances without the heels, and then we add them. We just practice, and I get used to it. My feet hurt really badly at the end of the shows, but it’s fun. While it’s happening it’s fun. I feel tall – Ariana Grande

Dancing in high heels is kind of tough. I learn the dances without the heels, and then we add them. We just practice, and I get used to it. My feet hurt really badly at the end of the shows, but it's fun. While it's happening it's fun. I feel tall - Ariana Grande

41. High heels are pleasure with pain – Christian Louboutin

High heels are pleasure with pain - Christian Louboutin

42. One of the biggest misconceptions that a woman has is that a man has to accept her the way she is. No, we don’t. I don’t know who told you that. We like the bright and shiny. If you stop wearing the makeup, stop putting on nail polish, stop wearing high heels, you’ll lose us – Steve Harvey

One of the biggest misconceptions that a woman has is that a man has to accept her the way she is. No, we don't. I don't know who told you that. We like the bright and shiny. If you stop wearing the makeup, stop putting on nail polish, stop wearing high heels, you'll lose us - Steve Harvey

43. Men in high heels? That’s a prosthesis. But I sympathise. Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller. The men need help. But a man in heels is ridiculous – Christian Louboutin

Men in high heels? That's a prosthesis. But I sympathise. Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller. The men need help. But a man in heels is ridiculous - Christian Louboutin

44. The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way – Christian Louboutin

The higher the better. It's more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way - Christian Louboutin

45. I’d already decided I wanted to design shoes after I saw a sign in the Museum of African and Oceanic Art forbidding high heels. Well, who could resist? – Christian Louboutin

I'd already decided I wanted to design shoes after I saw a sign in the Museum of African and Oceanic Art forbidding high heels. Well, who could resist? - Christian Louboutin

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