4 Fierce Red Shoes, From Pin-Up Girl to Practical

Red is the color of all things hot. Think about it -- cinnamon, stove tops, fire, firemen ... And nothing (nothing!) is hotter than a red pair of shoes. Just ask Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz heroine who was willing to go to a lot of trouble just to keep her pair of bitchin' ruby heels.

As a child, I obsessed about those red shoes and now my daughter has her own pair she loves to rock around the house (see left). And even though I'm a million years older, that love of red shoes has never left my heart.

So, in honor of The Wizard of Oz, which turned 71 on August 12, I give you a few pairs of red shows that I am coveting right now:


Wonder Woman, eat your heart out: Talk about stylin'. This pair of Type Z red suede boots would have any lady singing like Judy Garland, and they can also spice up your Wonder Woman costume on Halloween, for the win!

Make my heart pump: These Stuart Weitzman pumps are worth going over the rainbow and back for. How amazing would these look with some skinny jeans and a simple white tank top? It makes me wish date night was every night.

Pin-Up dreams: I wasn't born in the 1920s or 30s and I don't have much practical use for corsets and cherry print halter dresses, but oh do I love that pinup style. These wedges would look adorable with white jeans a nautical-striped t-shirt. Just thinking about it makes me want to set sail.

A little bit comfy: These shoes are shiny, won't break the bank, are sexy, and also look somewhat comfortable. Perfect for long trips by foot down yellow brick roads!


What is it about red shoes?

Images (top to bottom): Sasha Brown-Worsham; Zappos.com

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