I’m a 28-Year-Old Cinderella WannaBEE

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that when you Google the words “glass slipper wedding shoes” you are taken to photos like this:


Image via eBay

THAT IS A LITTLE GIRL’S SHOE! Once again, I’m reminded of how my wedding theme is similar to that of a six-year-old’s birthday party. Ah, good times. :)

After weeding through shoe companies that play on the “glass slipper” name, pictures of Cinderella shoe favors, Cinderella shoe centerpieces, and children-sized slippers, I wasn’t left with much! Apparently Louboutin designed a shoe to resemble the famous Disney character’s slippers, which is awesome, and it’s a gorgeous shoe but too ornate for me. And too high for a wedding! (Let’s not even get into the price or the fact that you can’t purchase them!)


Shoes by Christian Louboutin / Photo by Walt Disney Company/ Image via Fashionista

Now I know I don’t have to have a glass, plastic, or even clear shoe to feel like a princess, but ever since I named all my girls and gave myself the alias of Cinderella I’ve felt compelled to at least try to resemble the famous slippers at much as I can!

So far I’ve been able to find one good replica:


Image via eBay

But I’m undecided if I want to take such a specific route. I don’t even know if I think the shoe is that beautiful, to be perfectly honest! It’s simple (which I LOVE), but is it enough for a wedding-day outfit?

I think I might visit a traditional bridal shoe salon or browse a few boutiques to see what else is out there before I make any more rash decisions and start Googling “fairy godmothers” and “pumpkins that turn into carriages”!

Are you really opinionated about your bridal shoe? Or have you barely started looking like me? What do you think of my glass slipper idea??


Mrs. Sword

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    maidepqua 44 posts, Newbee @ 6:56 am

    What about a shoe covered in glass looking rhinestones? Like the rhinestones that you can kind of see yourself in?

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    mzjynxie 783 posts, Busy bee @ 7:07 am

    I can totally relate! I’ve scouted the internet in search of the perfect glass (vinyl) slipper/pump. I had the best luck on amazon, I suggest reading the reviews though.
    There was one pair where the nails in the heels wee visible.

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    clumsylawyer 1351 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:09 am

    Seeing as how they’re made from PVC, those shoes would make your feet so hot and sweaty! I think you should keep looking.

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    Renee, Guest @ 7:09 am

    I love the concept but those shoes look super uncomfortable. I would try to go a different route. Good luck with the search.

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    MissXray 515 posts, Busy bee @ 7:13 am

    I agree, I had a pair of shoes like this once for a High school dance and my feet were a mess after an hour cause it was so hot and when your skins pressed in they dont have that elegant look they look all red and white and orange and HOTTT, I agree you should look at the ones that are covered in rhine stones that then have the appearance of glass but a better feel and your feet can BREATHE in!!!
    and yep his website is my glass slipper.com!!! perfect match!!

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    MsVoyageur 1384 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:21 am

    You know, I don’t think you have to wear glass slippers to look like Cinderella on your wedding day. Those shoes are ok, but I think you could find something much more elegant – and maybe more comfy! :) I think the most princessy option would be to channel Cinderella in your decision, but find an elegant pair of heels that have a little bit of “something extra” (maybe pearls or shimmer? I’m thinking something like the Jimmy Choo silver pumps that are super popular).

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:33 am

    I wanted my shoe to be flat (or a very low heel). I wanted it to be blue (royal/cobalt) OR ivory if I couldn’t find blue. It had to be sparkly. It had to be comfy. It had to be affordable.

    …I had high hopes and eventually after shedding a lot of tears and being completely frustrated about not finding my shoe….I found it.

    Keep looking until you love something. I firmly believe that when you find the shoe you know it’s the one…kinda like with the dress. <3

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    MrsStobe 54 posts, Worker bee @ 7:36 am

    What if you just did the princess’ “color”?? For example, for your “Belle” you can have her wear yellow shoes. and for “Cinderella”, wear sparkly periwinkle shoes…. that would still be super cute and still fit into the theme! :) Good Luck girl!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:36 am

    I think it might be a bit on-the-nose to have a clear shoe. What about something sparkly instead?

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:52 am

    I love the idea, but I agree with the other ladies, they look like they would be super uncomfortable and hot. I vote sparkly shoes too!

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    nightcheese 1836 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:55 am

    i’m sorry, but they look like modest stripper shoes (is that an oxymoron?)!! definitely do something sparkly instead :)

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:59 am

    I wore Cinderella type shoes for a show once. They looked like those but a bit taller. They were really uncomfortable and made
    My feet sweaty and smelly. I agree with most that maybe a sparkly shoe would be better. PS my favorite princess is Snow White and to incorporate that into our day I used a quote from “Someday my Prince will Come,” in our guest book. There are tons of other ways you can use Cinderella on your big day. For a period of time our first dance song was going to be “So this is love” :)

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    denk, Guest @ 8:24 am

    google the shoe from the cinderella-based movie “ever after”! glass heel but the rest is beaded/silvery/sparkly. Could use that as your inspiration?

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    jpalm13 2957 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:31 am

    Someone was selling blinged out shoes in the classifieds. I saw them yesterday.

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    Elm tree 519 posts, Busy bee @ 8:39 am

    @September29: @September29: LOL. I know this is totally off topic but September 29 made me laugh out loud. In college there was a theme party (Gangsters and Strippers) and I did not want to dress up as a stripper so I went in normal modest party clothes. When asked I said I was “a modest stripper” so that comment just took me back.

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    swedishpancake 106 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:18 am

    What size shoe do you wear? I might have some glass-slipper looking shoes that you could have (if I do, they look similar to your last picture, but no butterfly), but I wear a size 7.5-8. :)

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    Mis Iris 218 posts, Helper bee @ 9:22 am

    I like your replica Cinderella shoes, if you think they are too much for a wedding, you could just get some fun pics with them.

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    josina 687 posts, Busy bee @ 9:46 am

    Check these out- search Steve Madden Swirly flat; This is what I’m wearing for my wedding (have to wear flats) and they may not be dressy enough for what you’re going for but they totally look like sparkly glass slippers on. Maybe even as just a reception shoe?

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 9:52 am

    I think something sparkly or beaded would be perfect!

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    swedishpancake 106 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:11 am

    These might be cute!
    (Apparently Disney princesses get me excited, too…sorry!)

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 10:56 am

    I think I’m in the minority because I really like those shoes. I honestly like the literal interpretation of the fairytale with clear shoes (and you could always have a second pair after pictures for dancing, etc. if these got too uncomfortable, which lots of brides have reception flats anyways!). I think they would look GREAT in pictures and be really original!

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    mkendrick 824 posts, Busy bee @ 11:59 am

    I know those shoes! My daughter played Cinderella in the musical at her high school this past spring. And she wore those shoes and said they were really uncomfortable and her feet was sweating like crazy. Poor Prince Charming! LOL

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    Gaelforce1 3 posts, Wannabee @ 1:08 pm

    what about these?


    Not completely glass but look at that heel! perspex styled as cut glass and overall theyre quite ‘regency era’ -ish! i could imagine cinders wearing something similar =)

    I’m wearing these babies in 3 weeks time and they are worth every penny!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:35 pm

    Bridal shoes were really hard for me as I have weird feet! The ones I bought were actually a touch too big but I have managed to rectify that problem! Try Light in the box. I know a while back they were advertising a comp for some cinderalla shoes!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:38 pm

    Wow, thanks for all the opinions!! I think I will keep looking, I don’t want to go the most obvious route, and I love the sparkly shoe idea!! But thank you for all the info and links, I really appreciate it.

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    anemonie 1578 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:28 pm

    What about these? They have that silver mesh that looks very glass slipper-y and a little sparkle while still being relatively simple and sleek.


    Cheaper variation: http://www.zappos.com/rsvp-sully-silver?zlfid=111&recoName=zap_pdp_sub

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    jbeath1 209 posts, Helper bee @ 11:12 am

    I love the first suggestion by a_corundum ! The shoes you posted look like they would be very uncomfortable. :/

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    DIYBrideToBe 63 posts, Worker bee @ 6:22 am

    I just read an article the other day and thought about this post. DSW and Disney are coming out with a line of Cinderella shoes. The one picture they had in the article looked like they were going to be cute, from what I could see! Anyways they will come out on October 1st and seem to be super affordable. Thought you might want to look into them. The link below is to the article I saw.


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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:58 am

    @DIYBrideToBe: OHMIGOSH, this is amazing! I love DSW, their prices are so much more affordable. I can’t wait until Oct. 1st now, thanks for the info! :)

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    christian louboutin sale, Guest @ 4:16 am

    I love it whenever people come together and share opinions.
    Great site, continue the good work!

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