As revealed in June this year, Barbie will finally wear flats for the first time. Yep, it really has taken this long, but Fashionista Barbie can finally rest comfortably in her gladiator sandals thanks to her new adjustable ankles. And to celebrate, Sophia Webster- one of our favourite footwear aficionados- has designed an entire collection of shoes for adults and children.
Incorporating some of her signature designs (yep, we’re talking about the Chiara, wing-back sandals) with Barbie’s favourite colour (as if you need to ask), Sophia has created six different styles for adults and three for children. The designer said: “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.”
Hipster Barbie? Now that’s something we’d love to see. And Sophia’s Barbie obsession doesn’t stop at the shoes, either. She will also be launching her own, limited-edition doll, dressed in a pair of ‘Riko’ hi-top glitter sneakers.
From those (human-sized) hi-tops to Barbie Girl ‘Speechbubble’ flats and candy pink courts, we’re pretty smitten with Barbie’s new shoes. What’s more is that, while Sophia Webster’s designs usually start at around £220, you could nab a pair of Barbie skate shoes for £150, with the most expensive being the Chiara sandals at £440.
This is just the latest in a long line of fancy footwear that’s had us swooning recently; earlier this year, Sophia launched her own range of wedding shoes, giving brides-to-be everywhere cause for celebration. The Barbie beauties will launch in Selfridges nationwide and online at Sophiawebster.com next Thursday, 27th August.
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We’ll be hot footing it (sorry) there next Thursday, then. Not even Barbie could stop us.