PHOTOS: 7 Movies About Shoes You Need To See
We here at
Styleite love shoes. We also love movies. So it’s no surprise that some of our favorite movies are about shoes. We’re actually a little miffed that there aren’t more movies about shoes, but that’s another post for another day.
Today, inspired by some of the beautiful shoes in
Sophie Theallet‘s spring collection for Nine West, we’d like to share some of our favorite shoe-movies with you. Some of them are only about shoes in name, some of them are about fancy unrealistic shoe closets, and one of them is about a commoner who leverages her awesome footwear into an unlikely marriage. But they’ve all got something to do with shoes, and at the end of the day, that’s why we love them. Check out or favorites below.
Has a movie ever been more about shoes than this one?
Rhetorical question! The entire movie revolves around those impractical-seeming glass heels Cinderella's fairy godmother gives her just before the ball. Prince Charming is so entranced by the one she leaves behind on the steps of his palace that he goes throughout his entire kingdom and makes every woman try the shoe on until he finds the woman that fits them. Actually, that last part is sort of gross, but also really romantic at the same time.
2.The Devil Wears Prada
Um. Do we even have to explain? OK. In case you haven't seen it, a poorly dressed yet earnest young journalist becomes the assistant to
the demanding editor-in-chief of Anna Wintour Runway, the world's most powerful fashion magazine. And to make her boss understand that she cares about her work, she puts on a pair of Vogue Jimmy Choos. Which leads to a pair of Chanel boots. Which leads to Roger Vivier. And Ferragamo. And basically every awesome shoe brand in the world. Also, shots of the shoe wall in that trumped up version of what a sample closet looks like are seriously awe inspiring.
3.In Her Shoes
Toni Colette! Don't you just hate when Cameron Diaz is your irresponsible younger sister who messes with your shoe closet, sleeps with your man and then runs away to Florida to (spoiler alert!) reconnect with your long-lost grandmother? We do, too. But at least your shoes are cool. Right?
4.The Kinky Boots
Here's the quick and dirty version: British man inherits old-school shoe factory. Old-school shoe factory starts to tank. Man seeks to reinvent old-school shoe factory by hiring London drag queen (played beautifully by
Chiwetel Ejiofor) to help him create scandalously high heels that can support a man's weight. Boundary-pushing struggle of masculinity and hilarity ensues forthwith. Are you looking for this movie on Netflix yet? Because you should be.
5.The Red Shoes
This is another one of those
Wuthering Heights-esque tales that tells you that obsession can literally kill you if you let it. A young and talented ballerina named Victoria Page gets the job as a principal with a famous ballet company, and its choreographer writes a ballet called The Red Shoes, named after the Hans Christen Anderson fable of the same name, exclusively for her. But when she falls in love with its young composer (who was, of course, hired the same day she was), the choreographer gets mad. And then the two young lovers get mad and leave the company. But when the choreographer convinces Victoria to come back for a performance of her ballet, forcing her to choose between the man she loves and the art she loves. What does she choose? Well, you'll have to watch it to find out.
6.The Wizard Of Oz
The Wicked Witch of the West was a bad, bad lady, but at least she had good taste in footwear, right? Her sparkly red shoes protect Dorothy all the way from Munchkinland to The City of Oz and back to Kansas. And when you think about it, the message of this movie isn't just that you can go home again. It's that a really good pair of shoes can take you almost anywhere.
7.Blue Suede Shoes
Did you think
Elvis Presley wrote Blue Suede Shoes? He did not. Carl Perkins wrote the song; Elvis just got popular from it. So in 1985, 30 years after Perkins wrote the song that crowned The King, he assembled some of his famous friends, including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr for a jam session that turned into an album and a made-for-TV-movie. It was Harrison's first concert appearance in 15 years. It was old-school rock and roll at its finest. It was awesome. And you need to watch it now. Even if it's only really about shoes in name.
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