We've already had two posts on red shoes (Loretta Lynn's Little Red Shoes and Elvis Costello's Red Shoes), but there are plenty more out there. Quite why the fascination with red I do not know, but it's certainly a popular colour when it comes to footwear songs! I like to think, as a 'friend of Dorothy' that it's all about the magical ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz...but, then again, perhaps not.
Whilst there are a load of songs about red shoes in particular, possibly the most famous 'shoe song' features a different colour...I'm truly surprised that no-one has posted it yet!
Chris Rea: Red Shoes [purchase]
(Not so much because it's a great song as because he comes from my home town!)
Tom Waits: Red Shoes By the Drugstore [purchase]
Sawyer Brown: Ruby Red Shoes [purchase]
Elton John: Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes [purchase]
Kate Bush: The Red Shoes [purchase]
Throwing Muses: Red Shoes [purchase]
David Bowie: Let's Dance [purchase]
N.B. The Raincoats also did a song called Red Shoes, but it's pretty awful, so that's why I didn't include it here!