Paris Hilton launches shoe line

What woman in her right mind would want to buy shoes designed by Paris Hilton? Unless she was designing some specialty line made for women with very large feet (Paris wears a size 11), or drag queens, I can’t imagine who would possibly be interested. The shoes are actually not ugly, though they don’t strike me as anything special either. And I’m guessing Paris didn’t have a thing to do with them, other than slapping her name on the box.

Paris Hilton debuted her new fall shoe collection at the Las Vegas Macy’s Fashion Show on Tuesday.

Paris, dressed in a soft, baby-blue gown, showed off her trendy new shoes at the event.

The new collection features a wide range of footwear, everything from platform stilettos, pumps and knee-high boots to flats, t-straps, and ankle boots.

Paris was inspired by the high-fashion runways in New York, London, Paris and Milan. The shoes mix “all things girly with a whole lotta rock-n-roll,” according to Thevegaseye.com.

The first 300 people that purchased Hilton shoes between July 19 and July 29 at the fashion show were given the opportunity to meet the star and receive a signed photo when she appeared in person on Tuesday.

Paris Hilton Footwear Collection shoes are sold at Macy’s, Kitson, Bakers and online at Zappos.com and Endless.com. Suggested retail prices range from $59 to $195.

[From All Headline News]

Paris has often lamented her size 11s – which are relatively large considering her height is generally reported to be around 5’7 to 5’7 ½. She’s noted that many of her favorite designers don’t carry shoes in her size and have to custom make them for her. I doubt they’d do that for the average buyer, so everything considered she’s pretty lucky.

Here’s Paris at the launch of The Paris Hilton Footwear Collection At Macy’s Las Vegas on Tuesday. Photographer: Chris Connor; Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. In the Know says:

    You got it. She has very little to do with the products she endorses.

  2. heatherrr says:

    I’m five eleven and wear a size 11 and its the hardest thing to find cute, good quality shoes in my size.

  3. Cate says:

    She looks a bit greasy. She should lay off the make up a little.

  4. Anastasia says:

    She’s the first passenger on the Death Bus to the Grand Canyon.

  5. snappyfish says:

    does a prescription of valtrex come with each shoe? Toe-herpes…icky poo.

    That being said..I am 5’10 and wear a 10.5. I dont’ have trouble finding cute shoes but I have to buy designer.Which can get really expensive. Prada is actually a great line for larger narrow feet (like mine) The normally priced stores don’t usually have anything beyond a 9.

  6. RAN says:

    I thought she was taller than 5’7″? I don’t say that as an attempt at stating facts, but I thought she was actually fairly tall. Learn something new everyday :lol:

  7. K8 says:

    Wooo tall women with big feet! I’m 6 feet tall and wear a size 11. I don’t really have all that much trouble finding great shoes. But then again, I live in ballet flats.

  8. KateNonymous says:

    So…it’s not a specialty line? I thought that’s what it was supposed to be.

  9. Kylie says:

    Oi! I have US11 size feet and Im 5’8! Dont bag her for that – your putting a lot of women down with your comments! Far out – like we can help the size our feet are!
    How PATHETIC! Just another thing to make women feel down about themselves.
    Go you!

  10. Anne says:

    LOL, Kylie! There isn’t one comment putting Paris down for the size of her feet – the article doesn’t put her down for that reason either – complex much.

  11. Hollz says:

    i have a super hard time finding shoes, so i was really hoping this line would be a “big feet” deal :(

  12. celebroundup says:

    Size 11? Holy cow !

    You know what they say about a guy with big hands. What do they say about a girl with big feet?

  13. elisha says:

    Alright, I’ll chime in. I’m 5′ 11″; I wear a 9.5.

    I swear Paris already had a shoe line? I some some PH shoes at Macy’s like a year ago. I don’t think this was like, the premier launch. Just the launch of the new fall set or something.

  14. Rio says:

    I’m not going to lie– I’m shorter than Paris and a size 10, and finding shoes that fit, are comfy, AND don’t make me look like Sasquatch is a damn challenge. No platforms, no chunky styles, no light colors (light makes anything look larger), damn few athletics and even fewer flattering ballets. As much as I have hated Paris Hilton since season 1 of “The Simple Life”, I cannot begrudge her her shoe size. I didn’t chose mine (my feet are actually noticeably different sizes!), and she didn’t chose hers.
    Still, I would never in a million years wear a Paris Hilton designed shoe*

    *unless it was an especially cute leopard-print style. I can’t lie, I am a whore for leopard-print :twisted:

  15. xiaoecho says:

    At least she’s got the guts to get in on the joke!!

  16. catcat says:

    Im 5’10″ and wear a 7 – 7 1/2. Thats why I avoid heels as much as possible. Heels are cute but the ache in my feet at the end of the night are not….

    ciao

  17. Kat says:

    She needs to stop selling us CRAP. She has enough money. Real working class folks don’t need to make her any richer.

  18. geronimo says:

    PH doesn’t have anything even remotely resembling style. Look at how she dresses normally!! Why would she think a line of shoes ‘designed’ by her would have a ready market? Regardless of what size shoes you take, a Paris Hilton inspired one is likely to be as tacky and unimaginative as everything else about her.

    I’d rather go barefoot and naked than be seen in anything that had even the most tenuous association with this opportunistic, delusional idiot.

  19. vdantev says:

    Does Prada specialize in women with abnormally long skinny feet and prehensile toes?

  20. Syko says:

    I’m 5’9″ and wear a size 9, which isn’t too bad, but my feet are horribly wide and I have metatarsalgia (chronic inflammation of the “ball” of the foot), so I have a bad time finding anything that fits without killing my feet. So I buy my shoes online at footsmart. They have all sorts of sizes and widths and styles to accommodate any sort of foot, and they are decent brands, not terribly expensive, and a lot of them are even cute and stylish. Just a hint for you other hard to fit people. :-)

    Sitting here now, wondering what in this post would make me be moderated. Hard? Balls? Killing? I was careful to not make a link in here to avoid this!

  21. daisy424 says:

    No thanks, I’ll go with Christian Louboutin.

  22. Codzilla says:

    Thanks for the tip, Syko, I’m 5’8″ and a size 11 with abnormally long, skinny feet and prehensile toes, and I wouldn’t plunk down the cash for Prada even if I had it. So I’ll definitely check out footsmart.

  23. Lauri says:

    @syko: have you tried Dansko shoes? I work in a hospital and that’s what most of the health care folks who are on their feet constantly wear. There are some clunky ones, but there are a lot of really cute styles, too. You might find them to help with your foot pain, as they are supposedly podiatrically correct. I just bought my 6th pair recently and I love them. I rarely wear anything else. For cheaper ones you can go to danskooutlet.com.

    Oh, and I am 5’9″ and wear a size 10, since everyone else is telling I guess I will too!

  24. daisy424 says:

    I must be Yeti, I’m 5’2″ and wear an 8. 8O

  25. geronimo says:

    LOL Daisy! I’m sure you’re perfectly formed.

    Copcat, I’m the same height and shoe size as you (a European 5) but don’t understand why heels are a problem for you. Just curious. I love heels.

  26. kate says:

    i’m sure the shoes will be classy…just like her.

  27. Syko says:

    Thanks, Lauri – headed for the Dansko site even as we speak! Isn’t Dansko the manufacturer of all the ballet slippers I used to have to buy for my daughters?

  28. mollination says:

    REPLY @ heatherrr, snappyfish, and those with large feet: I’m not sure if they have this store where you live, but if you can find a “Nordstrom’s Rack” (it’s Nordstrom’s merchandise on the cheap) they almost always have a great selection of shoes for size 10+. It’s because those sizes don’t sell as much as the average size “7″, so they are more likely to get passed along to the discount, wholesale stores. So they usually have quite the selection, and pretty affordable as well. If you can, you should check it out. That’s where my mom and I always go.

  29. elisa says:

    I have wide feet, not that big (8) but wide. And Naturalizer and Easy Spirit wides are still too narrow. It’s very hard for me to find cute heels that are wide enough for me. Any suggestions?

    (Hopefully not shopping online, I have to try on 100 pairs to buy 2, so I don’t think online would work for me…)

  30. Jaclyn says:

    I’m a size 11 (and thin) so it looks funny, I’ll admit. :)
    I’d buy her shoes if they were cheap enough (and we all know they’re not cheap!)
    I’m sure she makes all sizes, not just 11, celebitchy.

  31. Averie says:

    I am 6′ and wear a size 12. It is pretty much impossible to find shoesthat do not make your feet look like boats and that do not cost an arm and leg. When you wear anything over a size 10, finding cute inexpensive shoes is hard. I appreciate Paris bring to light that women who have larger feet are not drag queens, but just unlucky in their shoe size. :-)

  32. Sophia says:

    I think it’s a great idea. I have big feet and always have trouble finding sexy shoes. It’s really kind of upseting to read some of the mean comments people make about Paris. Like the one that calls her “opportunistic” come on, dont you have any idea who she is? She can do nothing and just be rich, but she instead thinks about others. like people with big feet and has fun while doing it. What’s wrong with that? You go Paris.You are a true roll model.

  33. Scarpe Hogan says:

    I think Paris has some taste in shoes and other fashion accessories, so a line of shoes that she endorses should not be too bad!

  34. Kelly says:

    I am 6’1” and I wear a size 12 shoe. It is almost impossible to find nice shoes in my size. When I am able to find shoes in my size, they never cost less than $100. I know that Paris wears an 11 or 12 so I got excited when I found out she had a shoe line. Unfortunatley I’ve have tried to look for shoes by Paris in a size 12 and have be unable to find them. I don’t think she makes shoes in a size 12 which I find to be rediculous considering that is the size she wear.

    Ninewest.com has cute shoes in larger sizes
    If anyone has any suggestions on where to find shoes please post them up.

  35. pairs says:

    everyone stop beaking on Paris I Love Her!!! she is a very hard working girl with a high hope, so shut up. she designes everyone one of those shoes

  36. Danielle says:

    Jcrew.com, barefoottess.com, torrid.com, zappos.com all sell size 10 and up.

  37. Kat says:

    Im 5’11 and size 10 feet, but i feel way to tall wearing heels,like i tower over everyone, any suggestions?

  38. puma says:

    beautiful lady with beautiful shoes!!!

  39. wide boots says:

    very good post!!!

  40. The girl is incredibly hot!

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