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5 Famous Film Shoes

The Wizard of Oz - Dorothy’s Red Slippers

It’s hard to think of a pair of shoes that have played such a seismic role as Dorothy’s red slippers in the Wizard of Oz. Formerly belonging to the Wicked Witch of the West, these jewel-embellished slip ons do more than serve a sartorial purpose as they also permit Dorothy to return to her home state of Kansas after her adventures in Oz.

Sadly, ruby encrusted shoes have fallen out of vogue since the film’s release in 1939 due to the dual issues of immense price tags and general impracticalness. However, we have three fantastic alternatives that will let you channel your inner Dorothy; these Julian Hakes Mojitos, and these red kitten heeled Campers.

Finally, if you’d like to encapsulate both the red heels and Dorothy’s love for her native Kansas then try these platform shoes.

The Big Lebowski - The Dude’s sandals

While we’re sure that the eponymous hero of The Big Lebowski put about as much thought into his choice of footwear as he did into his iconic “dressing gown for any occasion” look, there’s no denying that those sandals look comfy. While we don’t stock any styles nearly as worn and shabby as Jeff’s we do have a superb range of men’s sandals that will allow you to carry off a consummate impression with just that touch more class. They really tie an outfit together.

Die Hard - John McClane’s bare feet

The next time someone asks you “do you really need another pair of shoes?”, calmly point them toward the original Die Hard and its everyman protagonist John McClane. Faced with a terrorist threat, McClane readies himself to launch a one man assault on a tower block to rescue his wife, forgetting one crucial thing that every seasoned crime fighter needs - a spare pair of shoes.

One of the movie’s most famous features - one that has gone on to be used in countless action films since - is its realism. Most action heroes prior had been borderline invincible, capable of evading a veritable barrage of bullets without so much as a scratch. One of Die Hard’s most famous scenes featured McClane tenderly removing shards of glass from his weary feet.

With that in mind, we’d recommend Mr McClane pick up a pair of Dr Martens for his next adventure; sturdy, comfy, and durable in the extreme.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High - checkerboard Vans

The archetypal 80s high school comedy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High launched much more than just Sean Penn’s career. Vans had been around for about 15 years at the time of the release of the film, but Penn’s iconic character Jeff Spicoli sporting a pair of checkerboard slip ons sent Vans into the stratospheric position in the shoe universe that they still proudly occupy today.

Vans’ range have always paid deference to the company’s rich history, which is why the exact style sported by Penn can still be bought today, and we’ve got them for just £44.99 with free, fast UK delivery.

Funny Face - Audrey Hepburn’s black suede slip on loafers

The original style queen, Audrey Hepburn’s enduring image these days is in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, complete with cat and cigarette holder. However four years prior Audrey kicked off an equally seismic fashion movement at the time with her appearance in a film called Funny Face, in which she wore some black suede slip on loafers, ushering in an era of fashionable androgyny which is still felt today.

The effect is so enduring, in fact, that we’ve got plenty of styles inspired by them here at Cloggs, including these and these.

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