25 of the best ever shoe quotes from our favourite fashion icons

How many of these do you know off by heart?

Some women obsess over handbags, but for others shoes are the apple of their eye.

To celebrate #ShoesFirst (Marie Claire’s ode to fabulous footwear), we’re charting the best ever shoe quotes that embody everything we love about one of our favourite accessories.

From Victoria Beckham to Jimmy Choo and so many other style icons in between, it’s time to get inspired by some of our favourite footwear designers and fashion icons…

Oprah Winfrey

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

Roger Vivier

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

Marilyn Monroe

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

Christian Dior

shoe quotes 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.’

Coco Chanel

‘A woman with good shoes is never ugly.’

Cara Delevingne

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

Victoria Beckham

‘I can’t concentrate in flats.’

Imelda Marcos

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


Cinderella shoes quotes

‘One shoe can change your life.’

Carrie Bradshaw

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

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.’

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.’

Amy Adams

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.’

Sonia Rykiel

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


Beyonce shoes quotes

‘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.’

Christian Louboutin

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

Tamara Mellon

Tamara Mellon shoes quotes

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

Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel

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


Fenty Beauty

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

Lola Stark

‘Keep your head, heels and standards high.’

Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo shoes quotes

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

Kenneth Cole

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

Vivienne Westwood

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

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik shoes quotes

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

Brian Atwood

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

Know any other great shoe quotes? Tweet them to us at @marieclaireuk

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