If The Shoe Fits

Quotes and Sayings

  • The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches. - Irish proverb
  • Any girl that's got a $50,000 table and $5 shoes, I'm in love with. - James Brolin
  • Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world. - Bette Middler
  • 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 in the end, and I'm a big shoe girl. - Amy Adams
  • If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? - Gloria Steinem
  • Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. - Irisi murdoch
  • How tall am I? Honey, with hair, heels and attitude I, through the roof. - RuPaul
  • A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe. - Irish Saying
  • You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. - Publilius Syrus
  • I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes. - Oprah Winfrey
  • The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. - John J. Plomp
  • I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot. - Marilyn Monroe
  • Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe. - Robert Service
  • Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes? - George Gobel
  • For good luck, cast and old shoe after me. - Proverb
  • If the shoe fits, it's too expensive. - Adrienne Gusoff
  • Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. - Jack Handey
  • If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. - Sue Grafton
  • Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we can always pick up a bargain when in the U. S. - Lisa Snowdon
  • I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty. - Imelda Marcos
  • Terrorism, hurricanes, and acts of God can't part a true Imelda from her shoes. - Jane Blahnik


Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The first lady's boot, made in 1840, was designed for Queen Victoria.
  • The most ever spent on a pair of shoes was $665,000.  They were Judy Garland's last pair of ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
  • In China one of the bride's red shoes is tossed from the roof to ensure happiness for the bridal couple.
  • Nine out of ten women wear shoes that are too small, according to a poll by the American Academy of Orthepedic Surgeons.
  • Almost half of all women have been injured by their shoes.
  • One quarter of all the bones in your body is in your feet.
  • Sandels were first worn in warm climates where the soles of the feet nedded protection but the top of the feet needed to be cooler.
  • Faity tales often use shoes as a symbol representing an escape from a boring routine life.
  • Buckles were first added to shoes in 1660.
  • The first shoe manufactured in the U. S. was by Thomas Beard, a Mayflower Pilgrim in 1628.
  • The largest pair of shoes ever made were a size 42. They were made for Harley Davidson, a giant who lived in Florida.
  • The average woman buys four pair of shoes per year.
  • The best time to try on shoes is usually at the end of the day. when your feet are the most swollen.
  • Before the 19th century there was no left or right shoe, they were both identical.
  • About 23 percent of all women get a pedicure each and every month.
  • It wasn't until the 18th century that woman's shoes were made different from men's shoes in Europe.
  • In the 16th and 17th century in Europe the heels on a high heel shoe were always the color red.
  • Sneakers were first made in the U. S. in 1916 and were called keds.
  • In  Hungury the groom drinks a toast to the bride out of her wedding shoe.

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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Enjoyed these quotes, facts and trivia about shoes. You certainly do come up with interesting hubs! I like this quote best: "If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them." True!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I bought a pair of high heeld cowboy boots once.I thought the narrow toe would bother me but it didn't. However, I couldn't walk in the high heels.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy, I have so many different interests I like to share them with others. I agree with you on that quote. I like that one and "If the shoe fits, buy it in every color".


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

dahoglund, I don't think I could wear those skinny toed shoes and I certainly can't wear the high heels anymore. I can't imagine why I ever did wear them. Walking in high heels is a learned art.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Loved this hub, loved it! (Of course, I love shoes!) The one fact I got real charge out of was that it took shoemakers a WHILE to figure out they needed to make right and left shoes, not both shoes the same.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

This is thoroughly engaging. Love the quote, especially this one: Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe. - Robert Service

Thanks for sharing and rating it up.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Like you...I find flats or lower heeled shoes much more comfortable these days.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Paradise, funny isn't it how long it took them to realize how uncomfortable the shoes had to be ? Oh well, live and learn.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

anginwu, thanks for the rating. I am glad you enjoyed the hub. The wuote you picked out is one of my favorites - I guess because it's so true.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy, I think I'd break an ankle if I tried climbing onto a pair of high heels these days.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Ohhhh....my weakness...shoes. {Sigh.} (Carrie Bradshaw should see my closet.) Loved this! :)


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azure_sky 5 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

Very informative hub with some laughs thrown in!! I enjoyed reading this!! Thanks so much :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Genna, I'm sure sh'd love your collection. I think we all have a little Carrie Bradshaw in us.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you azure_sky. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

Love this hub and of course I love shoes....very cool. Cheers.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks ladyjane. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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SUSIE DUZY 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

You've done a great job of putting together an interesting and entertaining hub. thanks


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

SUSIE, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Wow, I am such a shoe girl myself. Love the fish thongs! Thanks for the info.


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

Shoeees :)) hehehe

Great quotes , Vote up :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Fluffy, the fish flip flops do look fun. I wonder how easy they are to walk in.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Leptirela. Thanks for the rating.


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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

Love it! Though I don't know how the average woman only buys 4 pairs of shoes each year. I'm a little more than that :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Pinkchic, I have to agree, 4 pair of shoes is a little low. I'd say it's more likely 4 pair of shoes per season. For me anyway. They did a study and they say 4 pair of shoes is all that most women admit to buying per year.


sai 4 years ago

Rapid consumerism!


ROVELYN JOR 4 years ago

I LOVE IT SUPER ?//


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

sai, it is rapid consumerism if you buy a pair in every color.

ROVELYN JOR, thanks. I love shoes.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Enjoyed your hub very interesting. I use to wear spike heels now I wear what is comfortable. Most of the time that is my house slippers or bare foot. Voted up.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

moonlake, I used to wear the heels and such. I now stick to all kinds of flat shoes. I especially love all of the decorative flip flops they've come out with.


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bluebird 6 months ago

The creation of women's shoes is a work of art! Thanks for sharing and the many quotes. I enjoyed this!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 months ago from Sunny Florida Author

bluebird, I agree that shoes are a work of art. The amount I own drive my husband crazy.

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