Petition to Let Cinderella Wear Flats

Disney’s 1950 animated movie Cinderella has been an enduring success for more than six decades. So the company has prudently decided to remake the film and make even more money. This time, it will be a live-action movie released in 2015. The teaser trailer consists entirely of a rolling shot of Cinderella’s famous glass slipper.

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Lisa Wade of Sociological Images noticed something about the shoe: the heel is ridiculously high. It’s much, much higher than the heel in the 1950 movie.

How would anyone walk in this thing?

It inspires Jia Tolentino of The Hairpin to suggest:

I like the remake where the magic is not that the shoe fits but that it looks super awesome and it's comfortable as hell, and Cinderella is like "Prince, thank you so much for giving me my shoe back, I'll call you next weekend if I have time."

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Not only the height, but the pitch is all wrong. Even if the shoe were made of comfortable material, anyone who tried to walk or dance in them would be hurting bigtime.

Cinderella has made me uncomfortable ever since I read the Chinese version, which goes way back. The king never even meets the girl before finding her shoe, and becomes obsessed with how small it is. And you know how they accomplished that in China until the last century.
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