Cinderella Shoes by Christian Louboutin Can Turn Moms Into Princesses

cinderellaIf a fairy godmother showed up and told you that you could have anything, what would you wish for? A million dollars? A house on the Riviera? A pair of shoes that fit you so perfectly it's like they were made for you?

Now you know why Christian Louboutin has signed on to design a pair of official Cinderella slippers for Disney in honor of the movie. It may be the classic rags to riches story. But we live in a world where women are expected to spend something like $16,000 in their lifetime just on shoes. Let's call the movie's popularity what it really is.

A reflection on a girl's relationship with her shoes.

Who hasn't wasted hundreds (OK, maybe thousands) on the hunt for the one pair that will make her feel like a princess? I'm the kind of anti-girly girl who cries at the threat of having to wear a dress -- in fact, I just wore my first pair of 4-inch heels last weekend to a red carpet event for work -- and even I have a closet full of sandals and wedges and more. Finding the perfect pair of shoes that fits you and only you? Now that's a fairy tale ending.

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Of course, we non-fairy tale types don't have real fairy godmothers. We have the Christian Louboutins and the Manolo Blahniks who wave their magic wands at a pile of leather and wood, creating before our very eyes a dizzying display of pumps and stilettos. The mere fact that we'll wear something that makes our arches scream and still feel like a goddess is proof enough that they've got some supernatural hold on us.

Sadly, we'll have to wait until October to jet down a set of stairs feeling like Cinderella herself. Louboutin won't release his newest torture device pair of high heels until Disney lets its Blu-Ray of Cinderella out of its vault this fall.

Be honest, how many pairs of shoes have you bought on the hunt for the perfect pair?

 

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momto... momtolittleg

I don't wear heels.  I kinda would like to, but I am VERY picky about shoes, and refuse to be in pain for the sake of fashion.  I found a rather comfy pair of Vera Wang heels at Kohl's yesterday.  I loved them, and the design made them tolerable.  But I knew I'd never wear them, so I couldn't justify the $50 for them.  =(

Nicho... NicholasMama608

I own my tennis sneakers(which I wear year round everywhere), a pair of slip on sneakers for running to check the mail or out to the car for a min. or two, and 2 pair of black dress shoes.  One with a strap and a very small heel and one pair slip ons with no heel.  I won't spend more than $30 on shoes for myself.

Kelli... KelliansMom

I am rebuilding up my shoe collection :) its something i really love....but i dont think i could spend that much on a pair ...i will hit of a clearance rake at macy's form time to time to get a really good deAL

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

I have my perfect shoes. Their names are Chuck and Taylor. 

mamivon2 mamivon2

I hate buying shoes.. I usually get one pair of tennis shoes about every 4m and those my dh has to force to to get..

Kat Herrera

I own one pair of 2 inch black heels, one pair of 2 inch white heels, my black sneakers for work, my grey sneakers for winter, and flip flops for the rest of the year! My kids own more shoes than I do

Heath... Heather2terrors

Im more of a classic vans type of girl but I do own a couple pairs of heel/wedges for those (very few) dress up occasions :)

nonmember avatar Jennie Lee

I can't wait to see how they compare to www.aglassslipper.com and my craftsmanship. No need to wait until November when I can make your glass slipper now and for at least have the price. :)

jess_... jess_buckley

I can't wait to see these! I dream of owning a pair of red soles one day. 

nonmember avatar Emme

I have what I think is a rather sizeable shoe collection, though it definitely pales in comparison to a lot of other people's. Though, while I own lots of gorgeous high heels, I always find myself in a pair of Chuck Taylors or Mary Janes from L. L. Bean.

I'm looking forward to seeing the new Louboutins. I hope they're not too expensive (compared to most Louboutins, that is) because I'd definitely love to own a pair. I absolutely love Disney. :)

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