These Designer Disney Shoe Sketches Are Gorgeous
There are few things better than a well-crafted designer shoe, but when you pair them with the style of your favorite Disney character, a whole new kind of magical is made. Griz and Norm Lemay posted a series of breathtaking illustrations on their Instagram page of classic footwear designs mixed with a little Disney flair, and the results are simple incredible. These Disney designer shoe sketches will seriously make all your dreams come true — well, except the dream of actually wearing them!
While not posting amazing art on their Instagram, the duo are both artists at Walt Disney Animation, PopSugar reports. So, let's just say they know a bit about Disney-style illustration, shall we? If you know your Disney and your designer shoes as well as these two, you can probably distinguish the inspiration for each post.
Griz told Bustle over email she thought of the idea while daydreaming about Disney Princesses wearing her favorite designer shoes. In addition to princesses, you'll also find some villains and other note-worthy Disney leading ladies sprinkled throughout the Instagram series. Griz believes shoes can be a form of art that you wear rather than just a functionality, and when done right, it shows personality and character. "In my mind, a great pair of shoes is the exclamation point to an outfit," Griz said to Bustle. If you take a look, you'll see how that sentiment truly comes across in these illustrations
1. Giselle from Enchanted
Something about these gold strappy heels and the pink flowers makes me want to wear them as soon as possible.
2. Princess Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire
These tasseled booties would match perfectly with Princess Kida's outfit in the movie.
3. Esmerelda from Hunchback of Notre Dame
Not sure if Esmerelda can dance in heels, but if she can, well these shoes would look spectacular with each turn.
4. Evil Queen from Snow White
Somehow the Alexander McQueen-style skull aesthetic meshes seamlessly with the Evil Queen's classic look.
5. Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty
I'm seriously obsessed with the thorn detail on these strappy heels.
6. Ursula from The Little Mermaid
I don't think a shoe could look more "Ursula" if it was really trying.
7. Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove
The feathers on these shoes would look spectacular as Yzma falls down that giant hole.
8. Cruella de Ville from 101 Dalmations
Red soles paired with Dalmatian printed bows. Perfection.
9. Jane from Tarzan
I've decided that Jane should only wear Chanel from now on.
10. Wendy from Peter Pan
Beautiful shoes with a sweet design. There are even ankle straps to make sure they don't fall off while flying.
11. Anna from Frozen
These boots are seriously detailed and the perfect way to fend off the cold.
12. Tiana from Princess and the Frog
These shoes are half green frog, half beautiful Princess, all Dolce and Gabbana.
13. Rapunzel from Tangled
The lace detail on these Jimmy Choo heels makes them special and custom to Rapunzel.
14. Tinkerbell from Peter Pan
Tinkerbell's usual pom pomed flats get an update with these strappy Louboutin-style heels.
15. Snow White
Golden sandals topped with a red bow are very Snow White and very Valentino.
16. Alice in Wonderland
Loving the cheshire cat detail on these custom Alice shoes.
17. Jasmine from Aladdin
These shoes feature all of Jasmines signatures — including her hair!
18. Ariel from The Little Mermaid
These mermaid cage booties are a personal favorite. The shoe mimics fish scales in the best possible way.
19. Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
Aurora gets a simple pink pump to match her beautiful pink dress.
A modern take on Cinderella's glass slipper in the style of Stuart Weitzman.
21. Belle from Beauty and the Beast
The Jimmy Choo Lilith heel updated in a gorgeous yellow color especially for Belle.
22. Elsa from Frozen
A pair of icy Louboutins fit only for the Ice Queen.
23. Lilo and Stitch
A grown up Lilo now wears heels, but is always repping her bff, Stitch.
A pair of fringed Chloe-esque heels personalized just for Pocahontas.
Drool-inducing embroidered Manolo Blahniks-inspired shoes fit for defeating the Huns.