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Top 10 Shoe Shopping Quotes

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

May 29, 2012
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quotes about shoesContributed by Info Guru Paul Seaburn

Cinderella had one, Imelda Marcos had thousands and most women are somewhere in between, although closer to Imelda.

I’m talking about shoes. But if you can only wear two at a time – three on some planets – why own so many? If these shoe shopping quotes are any indication, hunting for that special pair of Manolo Blahniks is more fun than actually wearing them.


10. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

Captain Jack Sparrow may not agree, but actress Keira Knightley – who plays Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies – feels this way about shoe shopping: “I see a pair of shoes I adore, and it doesn’t matter if they have them in my size. I buy them anyway.”

9. Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos

When confronted with a question about her shoe shopping, former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos confessed: “I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.”

8. Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

As Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex & The City,” Sarah Jessica Parker said a lot about shoe shopping, including this: “I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old women who lived in her shoes!”

7. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

The late Marilyn Monroe always looked good in shoes and had this to say about it: “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

6. Steven Wright

Steven Wright

Deadpan comedian Steven Wright managed to avoid shoe shopping with this observation: “I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I said, “Got any shoes you’re not using?”

5. Mimi Pond

Mimi Pond

Mimi Pond – cartoonist, writer and author of “Shoes Never Lie” – waxed philosophically about shoe shopping: “What becomes of the broken-hearted? They buy shoes.”

4. Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

The man whose name is synonymous with expensive shoes – Manolo Blahnik – explains their attraction to shoe shoppers this way: “Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis.”

3. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

The richest woman in show business, Oprah Winfrey, had this to say about her shoe business: “My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.”

2. Lisa Snowdon

Lisa Snowdon

British supermodel Lisa Snowden explains why she shops for shoes somewhere other than at home: “Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we can always pick up a bargain when in the US.”

1. Amy Adams



Academy Award nominee Amy Adams (“Junebug”) has the final word on the queen of shoes: “I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.”



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