Sophia Webster, British designer would be designing a new collection of Barbie shoes. This is a collaboration between Barbie and the designer. The ultra-glam shoe collection which will feature Sophia’s iconic butterfly heels, with their own Barbie twist, will also include much flatter designs such as slip-on trainers, hi-tops and Perspex sandals.
There are also some pretty pink bow sling-backs which were inspired by Barbie’s own wardrobe. Sophia has also included three designs for smaller feet which include the Mini Speech bubble, Mini Adele and Mini Chiara.
For Webster, “Creating a shoe collection for Barbie has always been my dream project, but getting to be a part of her embracing flats for the first time made it extra exciting, and deeply personal.”
“I love that this concept strikes a balance between dreams and reality – the idea of getting Barbie in some hi-tops and setting her loose in East London instantly appealed.”
There is one thing that has remained constant about Barbie and that is, she is always in heels. But 56 years after she made her debut, that is about to change.