The Red Shoes. Once there was a poor little girl, named Karen, was adopted by a rich old lady after her mother's death. She grows up vain. Then, she buys a pair of red shoes and repeatedly wears them to church, without paying attention to the service. Her adoptive mother becomes ill, but Karen deserts her, preferring to attend a party in her red shoes. Once she begins dancing, she can't stop. The shoes take over. She cannot control them and they are stuck to her feet. And the shoes continue to dance, through fields and meadows, rain or shine, night and day. She can't even attend her adoptive mother's funeral. An angel appears to her, condemning her to dance even as she grows cold and pale, as a warning to vain children everywhere.
Karen then asks the executioner to chop off her feet. He does so and gives her a pair of wooden feet and crutches. Thinking that she has suffered enough for the red shoes Karen decides to go to church in order for the people to see her, but the chopped-off feet with the red shoes dance before her, barring the way. The following Sunday she tries again, thinking of herself at least as good as the others in church, but again the dancing red shoes bar the way. Karen then goes to do service in the parsonage, but when Sunday comes she dares not go to church. Instead she sits alone at home and prays to God to help her. Then, it is as though the church comes home to her and her heart becomes so filled with sunshine, peace, and joy that it bursts. Her soul flies on sunshine to heaven, and no one there asks her about the red shoes.
The_Red_Shoes -My Obsession /Creativity
The red shoe also made an appearence in the Wizard of Oz, thus relating to the Feminine Creative power . Creative power -feminie creative power. The Red shoes denotes the price women had to pay for this creativity - *death*, but good old Dorothy overcame this with help from a little man, an airballoon and Toto.
If you look at Colour therapy, Red is for grounding, power etc and Yellow is the colour of personal power , and self esteem (just realised this). When a women wears read shoes they are seen as dangerous :0 , erotic or a women with a past (snigger)!!!.
Maybe us women have an unconscious knowing about the symbology of the Red shoe. Us women dedicate alot of our time talking about shoes but we need to remember the true symbolic meaning of this glorious shoe and how we maintain our creative natures.
Her soul flies on sunshine to heaven, and no one there asks her about the red shoes!!