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By Monica Corcoran Harel
Much is made of an actor's performance in a film, but sometimes it's the fantastic footwear that steals the show. From Julia Roberts' thigh-high boots to Carrie Bradshaw's Manolos, here are 15 unforgettable movie shoes.
Ride On2 of 16
The Breakfast Club, 1985
Molly Ringwald's '80s dance moves in detention had us all copying her steps, but it was her cool Ralph Lauren lace-up riding boots that we wanted even more.
Peekaboo Pumps3 of 16
Seven Year Itch, 1955
When Marilyn Monroe stood atop a subway grate and let her dress fly high, the playful image became iconic. Her sexy shoes, white Ferragamo peep-toe pumps, elongated her leg line and became must-haves too.
A Pretty Penny4 of 16
Funny Face, 1957
When Audrey Hepburn slipped on these black suede penny loafers—also designed by Salvatore Ferragamo—with a black turtleneck and Capri pants, the beatnik look became de rigueur.
Scandal Sandal5 of 16
Sandy's transformation from squeaky-clean schoolgirl to rebellious sex kitten wouldn't be the same without her red stiletto mules. (Fun film fact: The shoes were Olivia Newton-John's own heels.)
Sci-Fi Fantasy6 of 16
Jane Fonda donned a bevy of statement boots in this sexy futuristic film, but it was her white over-the-knee pair with a black center stripe and chunky kitten heel that embodied the sexually charged 1960s.
Twinkle Toes7 of 16
The Wizard of Oz, 1939
Who can forget the glittery ruby red slippers that brought Dorothy back home? Four of the seven original pairs made for the film were found on the MGM lot in the early 1970s—one set was bought for $612,000 in 2011 by Leo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg for a planned museum of The Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences.
Tall Order8 of 16
Pretty Woman, 1981
Julia Roberts' black patent leather thigh-boots came from a London boutique and forever branded this style of boot as part of a "working girl's uniform."
Check Mate9 of 16
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 1982
Story has it that Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli brought his own pair of iconic black-and-white checkerboard slip-on Vans to the set and the surf and skate staples suddenly went mainstream for both women and men.
Do the Hustle10 of 16
Saturday Night Fever, 1977
Tony Manero's three-piece white suit is now shorthand for '70s disco chic. In the film, John Travolta paired the outfit with two-tone gray-and-black brogues with a stacked heel that highlighted his fancy footwork.
Glass Act11 of 16
Nobody ever questioned how the poor girl managed to walk in glass slippers. Nevertheless, women still crave that "Cinderella moment" when they try on a fantastic new pair of shoes.
Cool Kicks12 of 16
Back to the Future II, 1989
Sneaker geeks long lusted after the self-tying high-top Nikes Marty McFly donned in 2015, aka the future, in the film. Nike made them all squeal in 2011, when they auctioned off 1,500 pairs on eBay to support Parkinson's
Buckle Up13 of 16
Belle du Jour, 1967
Catherine Deneuve's shiny black pilgrim-style, square-toe Roger Vivier pumps captured the sultry essence of a prim housewife turned high-class lady of the night.
Tequila Tap14 of 16
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, 1985
In one of the funniest scenes of the film, Pee-wee Herman dances his way out of a tight spot in a biker bar wearing white patent leather sky-high platforms.
Crown Jewels15 of 16
Marie Antoinette, 2006
Some film critics thought it was a prop gaffe that caused director Sofia Coppola to include a pair of powder blue Converse Chuck Taylor high-tops amidst a sea of ornate court shoes. Savvy fashionistas, however, appreciated her sly wink at 18th-century sneakers.
Coco Mojo16 of 16
The Devil Wears Prada, 2006
When frumpy Andy (Anne Hathaway) decides to vogue it up, she dons a Chanel jacket, micro mini and the designer's legging-like black boots that once retailed for $3,200.
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