Infographic tells the story behind the world’s most iconic shoes

Christian Louboutin's red soles, Converse's All Stars sneakers and Hunter's boots have become everyday icons. Meanwhile, we couldn't walk down the street without seeing a woman strolling in ballet slippers or brogues. Other shoes have become world famous from the small screen such as the Mary-Janes worn by Cher Horowitz's in Clueless or through popstars such as the Japanese platform shoes Emma Bunton who wore in the Wannabe music video.

Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world" but judging by the list above, shoes have done a pretty good job at conquering the world themselves and now a new infographic has collated these stories.

The graphic map created exclusively for by Fitflop charts the fascinating history and origins of some of the most well-known brands and silhouettes we know today. Take the tour by clicking on a link below.

Main image: Christian Louboutin

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