Disney's Cinderella (1950) ~ In the original French story, the slippers are made of fur, which in addition to being comfortable and practical, has a Freudian connotation in the context. The absurd concept of glass slippers is due to a long-ago typo, as the old fashioned French words for fur and glass are near-homonyms.
Cinderella's glass slipper is why I love Cinderella. When the fairy godmother gives the outfit a final touch by adding the glass slippers. Without the glass slipper the prince would've never found the love of his life. It's a magical story and I loved the costumes.
Glass Shoes: One of the most famous elements of the story, the glass slippers are important in many aspects. First, they would be expensive and thus proper footwear for a princess. Second, they represent Cinderella's delicate nature. She would have to be physically light and dainty to be able to wear the shoes without shattering them. Finally, I have always imagined the shoes might also be uncomfortable. Cinderella's ability to dance and wear them with grace shows she has mettle. More
Remember when Christian Louboutin titillated our hearts like a Disney love story when he announced he'd be making a version of the glass slipper from "Cinderella," back in April? Well, hold onto your (respective) Prince Charmings, because the cinematic shoe is finally here.