Famous Quotes about Shoes

As I am writing a novel inspired by shoes, I am obsessed with the idea of finding the most perfect epigraph for the book. I have been on a quest to find the most griping quote about shoes. Here are some of my favorites quotes about shoes that I have accumulated so far. Would love to hear you opinion on which one is the best.

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

Bette Midler

The minute you mention shoes a certain person’s name pops up. There is something charming about the shameless unabashed pride in this one.

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

Imelda Marcos

You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can’t love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can’t hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice looking shoes.

Alan Sherman

Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.

Traditional first nation’s proverb
painting of shoes. Tired Flamenco Feet

When it comes to famous quotes, there is always something special about getting a mention in sacred text. Here are a quotes about shoes from the bible and the Quran.

And the angel said unto him, ’Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals.’ And so he did.”

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.), Acts 12:8

I Am your Lord. Take off your shoes; you are in the holy valley of Tuwa.

Holy Quran, Surat Taha, Verse (20:12)

We must consider the bother that comes with putting shoes on and off.

I love tying my shoe laces.

said no one ever

The following is not a quote about shoes, but more a short parable about shoes.

And the cobbler said, “I am mending another man’s shoes now, and there are still other shoes to patch before I can come to yours. But leave your shoes here, and wear this other pair today, and come tomorrow for your own.”

Then the philosopher was indignant, and he said, “I wear no shoes that are not mine own.”

And the cobbler said, “Well then, are you in truth a philosopher, and cannot enfold your feet with the shoes of another man? Upon this very street there is another cobbler who understands philosophers better than I do. Go you to him for mending.”

Kahlil Gibran

I never wear flats. My shoes are so high that sometimes when I step out of them, people look around in confusion and ask, “Where’d she go?” and I have to say, “I’m down here.

Marian Keyes

The stiletto is a feminine weapon that men just don’t have.

Christian Louboutin

If you put on shoes that are too tight and walk out across an empty plain, you will not feel the freedom of the place unless you take off your shoes. Your shoe-constriction has you confined. At night before sleeping you take off the tight shoes, and your soul releases into a place it knows. Dreams glide deeper.


I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes.

Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and  the City

Which of these famous quotes about shoes is your favorite? Perhaps you know a remarkably fantastic famous quote about shoes that you wish to share with me. Leave your feedback in the comment section below.

* Tired Flamenco Feet.
Acrylic on Canvas
I tried to capture how joyfully impossible flamenco is. Naturally this painting made me want to pull my hair on many occasions. I spend two months dragging it out, putting it away, loving it, hating it, wanting to set on fire and finally getting it to a state when I feel ok about it. Here is a video where can see how the painting developed.

Famous quotes about shoes

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