After a long 56 years of high-heeled style, Barbie will finally waer flats. Shoe designer Sophia Webster has collaborated with Barbie to create a capsule collection for both women and children. There will be something for every taste – sneakers, sandals, and heels (Barbie couldn’t resist).
“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,” said Webster. “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.”
This quirky shoes are adorned with pink bows, statement speech bubbles, and Webster’s signature butterflies.
Featuring six styles for adults, and three for children, the new collection will be available at Selfridges and the Sophia Webster site on August 27, but beginning in September, a limited-edition doll will be released. The Barbie by Sophia Webster doll will be encased in a specialty box and be sporting the Sophia Webster Riko hi-top glitter trainers. The sleek speech bubble sling backs can be all yours for £395, and the trainers start at £320. The kids collection is a little more accessible, with prices around the £150.