Okay, it's not exactly a toughie, even if I hadn't given it away in the title, but no shoe is so iconic (save possibly the ruby slippers of Oz) as the glass slipper of Cinderella. I have questions about comfort and practicality, but that is a very beautiful shoe. The Victorians agreed it seems, as the images of Cinderella were widespread and plentiful...
|Cinderella J E Millais|
|Cinderella (1899) Valentine Prinsep|
|The Sisters of Cinderella (1905) Walford Robertson|
|Cinderella (1854) George Cruikshank|
|The Slippers of Cinderella (1894) Aubrey Beardsley|
|Cinderella About to Try on the Glass Slipper (1842) Richard Redgrave|
|King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid (detail) Edward Burne-Jones|