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What Movie Do These Shoes Belong To?
By: Jane Andrews
6 Min Quiz
Image: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ Loew's, Incorporated
About This Quiz
Rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." That's certainly true when it comes to the movies. From Dorothy's famous ruby red slippers in "The Wizard of Oz" to Ellen Ripley's Stomper high-tops in "Aliens," there's no shortage of awesome footwear to be found on the big screen. Remember Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes? Or Baby Houseman's bright white Keds? What about Jeff Spicoli's awesome checkerboard Vans from "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"? And here's a fun fact for fans of fancy high heels — if you love Carrie Bradshaw's blue Manolo Blahniks from the first "Sex and the City" movie, just Google "Hangisi Jewel Pumps" and they can be yours for a cool $995.
Are you ready to test your Hollywood shoe savvy? This fun visual quiz is the ultimate in film footwear trivia. It's filled with images of movie shoes throughout the decades, from the iconic to the obscure, and covers comedies, dramas, action-adventure movies and sci-fi flicks, as well as sneakers, sandals, loafers and boots. Can you correctly guess the name of the movie that each precious pair belongs to? We think you can do it — slip on some comfy slippers and show us what you've got!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ Loew's, Incorporated
What movie are these sparkling shoes from?
In L. Frank Baum's original story — and in the first version of the movie's script — Dorothy's magic slippers were silver. But because color played such an important and groundbreaking role in this 1939 film, the slippers were changed to ruby red so they would pop vividly against the Yellow Brick Road.
Walt Disney Pictures/ Kinberg Genre/ Allison Shearmur Productions/ Beagle Pug Films/ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
What Disney movie are these glass slippers from?
This live-action version of the classic "Cinderella" fairy tale was directed by Kenneth Branagh and released in 2015. The film stars English actress Lily James as Cinderella, in addition to Cate Blanchett as the Stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother.
Touchstone Pictures / Silver Screen Partners IV / Regency International Pictures
These over-the-knee boots are from which film?
Julia Roberts made latex thigh-high boots famous in this 1990 hit romantic comedy, which also starred Richard Gere, and features supporting performances by Héctor Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and Jason Alexander.
Paramount Pictures/ Allan Car Production/ Robert Stigwood Organization/ Polydor Records/ Paramount Pictures
How about these sexy red mules — can you name the movie they're in?
We're not quite sure how Olivia Newton-John managed to dance so well in these sky-high shoes, but she did a great job! The song she dances to in this closing number with John Travolta is "You're the One That I Want."
Paramount Pictures/ Allan Car Production/ Robert Stigwood Organization/ Polydor Records/ Paramount Pictures
Can you tell us what iconic '90s comedy these shoes are featured in?
As the spoiled Cher Horowitz, Alicia Silverstone wears these iconic T-bar heels in the 1995 hit film. The movie features Cher in many a pair of stylish shoes, including silver Mary Janes and strappy red pumps.
Great American Films Limited Partnership/ Vestron Pictures
Which movie featured these killer Keds?
Jennifer Grey made classic white Keds more popular than ever in the late 1980s when she famously sported them as Baby Houseman in the hit film "Dirty Dancing." According to a Keds’ CMO, sales of the shoe exploded after the film was released.
Fox 2000 Pictures / Wendy Finerman Productions / Dune Entertainment / 20th Century Fox
Which high-fashion film features these stunning Chanel boots?
Starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, "The Devil Wears Prada" is an adaptation of a novel by the same name. The film was a huge hit when it was released in 2006, earning more than $300 million worldwide.
Type A Films/ Marc Platt Productions/ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/ MGM Distribution Co.
Can you tell us what movie these sandals are in?
Reese Witherspoon earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Elle Woods in this 2001 film. She also starred in the 2003 sequel, "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde."
Wendy Finerman Productions/ Paramount Pictures
Which movie featured these Nike Cortez sneakers?
As Forrest, Tom Hanks wears these sneakers on his cross-country run from Alabama to the Southwest in this 1994 film. The character also famously says: "Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been."
Revolution Studios/ Columbia Pictures
These colorful strappy sandals are from which of the following films?
Starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Mark Ruffalo, "13 Going on 30" was a modest success when it was first released in 2004. However, it became extremely popular on DVD, earning close to $57 million in rentals alone, according to IMDB.
Refugee Films/ Universal Pictures
Dude ... do you recognize these totally cool checkerboard Vans? Which movie are they from?
These slick slip-ons became a fad in 1982 after Sean Penn wore them as surfer dude Spicoli in the high school comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." It was Penn's second film appearance and he was just 22 years old at the time.
Gracie Films/ 20th Century Fox
Here's a pair of well-known movie sneakers. Which film are they from?
Tom Hanks sports these Nike Air Force IIs during his famous dance scene on the giant piano at FAO Schwarz. Hanks received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in this 1988 hit film.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Do you know what movie these Air Jordans are in?
This live action/animated feature stars Michael Jordan as a fictional version of himself. The movie also includes hordes of beloved Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.
A Band Apart/ Miramax
What movie are these cool yellow sneakers from?
If you're a fan of Uma Thurman's bright yellow Asics Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 sneakers, you're in luck. All it takes is a simple Google search to find a pre-made pair that's ready to purchase.
Amblin Entertainment/ Warner Bros.
Here's another famous pair of Nikes. Which film are they from?
Created by Data, the nerdy inventor of the Goonies gang, these customized "Slick Shoes" release oil from their heels, which helps the kids escape from the evil clutches of the Fratelli Brothers.
20th Century Fox
Can you tell us what '80s movie this bright sneaker is from?
Released in 1985, this Tom Hanks comedy about a United States CIA agent was considered a box office flop. It's a remake of a French film from called "Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire."
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Eddie Murphy Productions / Bruckheimer Films
Can you tell us the '80s comedy that features this pair of sneakers?
Prominently featured in one of the film's iconic posters, Eddie Murphy sports these green-and-white, three-striped Adidas sneakers in the first "Beverly Hills Cop" film, which was released in 1984.
Miramax Films/ BBC Films/ Buena Vista Pictures
Can you identify the movie these sexy snakeskin boots appeared in?
Released in 2005, the film "Kinky Boots" was a British-American comedy-drama that was a moderate success. The stage musical adaption debuted on Broadway in April 2013 and was a much bigger hit.
Island World/ 20th Century Fox
These P.F. Flyers played a big part in which of the following films?
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of this beloved 1993 film, P.F. Flyers released a special "Sandlot" sneaker collection in 2013. Available in both low- and high-top styles, they can still be purchased on the brand's website.
Intermedia/ Tapestry Films/ Dee Gee Entertainment/ Prufrock Pictures/ Columbia Pictures
These heels play a crucial part in which of the following rom-coms?
If it weren't for Mary Fiore's precious Gucci shoe getting stuck in a manhole, she never would have met Steve Edison. Released in 2001, this romantic movie stars Jennifer Lopez as Mary and Matthew McConaughey as Steve.
Pricel/ Tohokushinsha Film Corporation/ American Zoetrope/ Pathé/ Pathé (France)/ Columbia Pictures (United States)/ Toho-Towa (Japan)
Do you know which film featured these beautifully embellished shoes?
Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst, this highly stylized, 18th-century period film about the life of Queen Marie Antoinette won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design in 2007.
20th Century Fox
What movie are these sneakers from?
Woody Harrelson wears these Nike Air Command Force sneakers in the 1992 hit "White Men Can't Jump." Nike released a special version of these shoes after the movie was released, known as the "Billy Hoyle," which is the name of Harrelson's character.
New Line Cinema/ HBO Films/ Warner Bros. Pictures
How about these gorgeous jeweled pumps?
Mr. Big (played by Chris Noth) uses one of these beautiful blue Manolo Blahnik heels to propose to Carrie (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) in the first "Sex and the City" movie, which was released in 2008.
Village Roadshow Pictures/ Mosaic Media Group/ Mad Chance/ Callahan Filmworks/ Atlas Entertainment/ Warner Bros. Pictures
Here's another multi-purpose shoe. What movie is it from?
Starring Steve Carell as secret agent Maxwell Smart, this 2008 movie is based on the 1960's television show of the same name. The infamous shoe phone made its first appearance in the TV series.
How about these snazzy sneaks — can you ID the movie they were in?
Released in 1995, this fantasy adventure film starring Robin Williams is based on a children's book of the same name. The fictional Parrish brand sneaker that gets destroyed in the film is actually a Nike Air Max2 CB.
20th Century Fox/ NBA Entertainment/ Heller Highwater Productions/ Josephson Entertainment/ 20th Century Fox
What movie features this pair of sneakers?
Released in 2002, "Like Mike" stars Lil' Bow Wow, who's now known as simply Bow Wow. The comedy features appearances by a number of notable basketball players, including Allen Iverson and Chris Webber.
Eon Productions/ Danjaq S.A./ United Artists
Can you name the James Bond film that features these dangerous dagger shoes?
Released in 1963, "From Russia With Love" is the second film in the James Bond series. This poison-tipped switchblade shoe made a second appearance in the Bond universe more than 35 years later in the 2002 flick "Day Another Day."
Touchstone Pictures/ Sandollar Productions/ Buena Vista Pictures
Do you know which film these fun wedding tennis shoes were in?
Kimberly Williams made her feature film debut in this 1991 comedy, which also stars Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. In the movie, Williams's character, Annie Banks, walks down the aisle wearing these white sneakers.
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/ Universal Pictures
Do you know what movie these classic kicks appeared in?
Many a Nike shoe was featured in Spike Lee's popular 1989 film, including these cool Air Jordan 4s worn by Buggin’ Out, who was played by a young Giancarlo Esposito (a.k.a. Gus Fring from "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" fame).
What 1970s movie featured these clunky platforms?
Jodie Foster was just 12 years old when she appeared in this racy 1976 drama, which also stars Robert De Niro and Cybill Shepherd. Foster's performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Amblin Entertainment/ Universal Pictures
How about these futuristic high-tops — what movie were they in?
Nike released a limited-edition batch of these self-lacing sneakers in 2016. In 2019, one of the shoes that was actually worn by Michael J. Fox in the film sold on eBay for an impressive $92,100.
Marianne Productions/ Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica/ Paramount Pictures
Do you recognize the movie these fierce boots are from?
Jane Fonda slayed her space-traveling boot game in this campy 1968 science fiction film, which is based on a comic book series of the same name. Fun fact: The name of the '80s pop group Duran Duran was inspired by a character from this movie called Durand Durand.
Castle Rock Entertainment/ Columbia Pictures
"I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man's shoes?" Do you know what film these are from?
Based on a 1984 Stephen King story, "The Shawshank Redemption" was released in 1994. While the movie was considered a box office disappointment when it was first released, it's become a classic thanks to video rentals and frequent airings on cable TV.
Hemdale/ Pacific Western Productions/ Cinema '84/ Orion Pictures
Do you know the movie these black Nikes appeared in?
In the first film of "The Terminator" movie franchise, released in 1984, Kyle Reese picks up these cool Nike Vandals when he's sent back in time to save Sarah Connor from the dangerous cyborg assassin.
General Film Distributors/ Eagle-Lion Films
Here's another famous pair of red shoes. Do you know the film they appeared in?
Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, this 1948 movie follows the story of a young, dedicated ballerina who is forced to choose between romance and her craft. It received five Academy Award nominations and won two, for Best Original Score and Best Art Direction
Touchstone Pictures/ American Empirical Pictures/ Buena Vista Pictures
Adidas created these shoes specifically for this film. Which one is it?
While "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" came out in 2004, Adidas did not release these Rom “Zissou” sneakers as limited editions until 2017. And even then, only 100 pairs were produced.
20th Century Fox/ Brandywine Productions/ 20th Century Fox
Which sci-fi thriller features these cool shoes?
As Ellen Ripley, Sigourney Weaver wears these Reebok high-top Stompers in this 1986 sequel to "Alien." To honor the 40th anniversary of the first film, Reebok released a new version of the Stomper sneaker in 2019.
Touchstone Pictures/ 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/ Buena Vista Pictures
These cool Air Jordans are from which film?
Directed by Spike Lee and staring Denzel Washington, this sports drama came out in 1998. The version of Air Jordan 13s that are featured in the film were originally released in 1997.
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