I really liked Jitterbugbaby's post about iconic shoes, and I decided to open a thread about it--a thread to serve as a repository for, you know, the world's iconic shoes. She mentioned Dorothy's ruby slippers and Cinderella's glass shoe. Let's see, what other famous shoes in history have become iconic?
In fairy tales, I think it would be unfair not to mention Puss-in-Boots:
Ok, so not exactly as crucial to the story as Cinderella's shoes, but still, a defining trait for our hero. Without them he would be what, just...Puss? Nah.
And I can also think of the famous Naomi-Campbell-tripping Vivienne Westwood platforms:
(boy, I get vertigo just looking at these!)