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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