The kick-ass shoe quotes to live your life by

To celebrate #ShoesFirst (Marie Claire's ode to fabulous footwear) we're charting the best ever shoe quotes. From Victoria Beckham to Jimmy Choo, it's time to get inspired by some of our favourite footwear designers and fashion icons...

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

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

'I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.' - Bette Midler

'Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.' - Christian Louboutin

'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

'Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis.' - Manolo Blahnik

'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

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

'Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.' - Marilyn Monroe

‘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

'A woman with good shoes is never ugly.' - Coco Chanel

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

'I can't concentrate in flats.' - Victoria Beckham

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

'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

'One shoe can change your life.' - Cinderella

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

‘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

‘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

'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

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

‘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

'To wear dreams on one's feet is to begin to give a reality to one's dreams.' - Roger Vivier

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‘I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, "Oh my God! They look so comfortable!"' - Christian Louboutin

'I actually have more shoes than anyone will ever know.' - Tamara Mellon

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

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

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

'I can be naked as long as I'm wearing the right pair of shoes.' - Anna Dello Russo

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

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

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

‘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

'Life is short, your heels shouldn't be.’ - Brian Atwood

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