FREE! Click here to Join FunTrivia. Thousands of games, quizzes, and lots more!
Thematic Footwear Quizzes, Trivia and Puzzles
Thematic Footwear Quizzes, Trivia

Thematic Footwear Trivia

Thematic Footwear Trivia Quizzes

  1. Home
  2. »
  3. Quizzes
  4. »
  5. General Knowledge Trivia
  6. »
  7. Thematic Clothing

Fun Trivia
6 Thematic Footwear quizzes and 65 Thematic Footwear trivia questions.
  Take a Walk in My Shoes...   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
JuniorTheJaws' challenge led me along this path: solve the clues as to who a celebrity might be; then identify which type of footwear they might be paired with eg Shirley Temple - tap shoes. One or two specific UK references but most are well-known.
Average, 10 Qns, mutchisman, Oct 11 21
Oct 11 21
1958 plays
  Shoes that Never Really Were   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
We may talk of shoes, ships, sealing wax, cabbages and kings ... but this quiz is only about the shoes.
Average, 15 Qns, FatherSteve, Feb 13 24
FatherSteve gold member
Feb 13 24
515 plays
  Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Distinctive footwear remembered!
Average, 10 Qns, Coraline11323, Oct 11 21
Oct 11 21
824 plays
  Shoelaces   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shoelaces are used to tie our shoes. We all know this fact, but do you know these other interesting tidbits about shoelaces?
Tough, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Dec 02 21
funnytrivianna gold member
Dec 02 21
1259 plays
  Holey Socks, Batmum!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Who would have thought such a simple word could have so many different uses? The word socks is in each of the questions or their answers. So put on your favorite tootsies warmers, settle back and enjoy the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, sandysamuel, Aug 28 22
Aug 28 22
648 plays
  The Last Stand   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Perhaps you'll go along with me as I look for or discuss the shoes that go to "The Last Stand", Kyleisalive's challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Oct 11 21
Oct 11 21
347 plays
trivia question Quick Question
How long should shoelaces be, for jogging shoes, work boots or hiking boots, if there are 5 or 6 pairs of eyelets in your shoe?

From Quiz "Shoelaces"

Related Topics
  Footwear [Entertainment] (20 quizzes)

Thematic Footwear Trivia Questions

1. In the various stories about Cinderella, which item of footwear figures significantly in the resolution?

From Quiz
Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: a glass slipper

Cinderella's fairy godmother makes her a pair of glass slippers to wear to the ball. She loses one as she flees the party as midnight approaches. The handsome prince recovers it and searches for the woman whose foot it will fit. When it slides perfectly onto Cinderella's foot, he recognizes her as the beautiful young woman with whom he danced at the ball.

2. A high-end shoe designer, born in the Canary Islands, has made the stiletto heel his mainstay since beginning his business in London. What is the brand name of his shoes?

From Quiz The Last Stand

Answer: Manolo Blahnik

Blahnik was born in 1942 as Miguel Blahnik Rodriguez. In 1972 he was told by Diana Vreeland, editor of Vogue, that he should design his own brand of shoes. Thus, with a loan he bought the boutique at which he was working and started his own business with his own designed shoes. He now has shops all over the world, as well as the flagship shop in London where he lives.

3. In the movie version of "The Wizard of Oz," which character, played by Judy Garland, wore the Wicked Witch of the East's magical ruby slippers?

From Quiz Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!

Answer: Dorothy Gale

In the book, "The Magical Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum", the magical slippers are silver. For the movie, the change to ruby slippers (created by Gilbert Adrian who was MGM Studio's chief costume designer) was made to give the shoes a more dramatic effect, considering they were essential to the storyline. When the movie went from black and white to color, the sequined, sparkling, bright red shoes did make quite an impression!

4. President Clinton and his family had a pet named Socks. What kind of pet was it?

From Quiz Holey Socks, Batmum!

Answer: A cat

Chelsea Clinton adopted the homeless feline in 1991. Sadly, in 2008, he (the cat, not the president!)developed terminal cancer and went to live with Clinton's private secretary after Mr. Clinton left office.

5. A recent discovery was made of Otzi the Iceman, who lived around 3000 BC. What were his shoelaces made of?

From Quiz Shoelaces

Answer: Lime bark string

Otzi the Iceman wore leather shoes. His shoes were really unique. They were actually insulated and also tied with shoelaces that had been made from lime bark string. I think this Iceman had good sense, to keep his feet warm.

6. In 1963, Australian author Morris West published his novel "The Shoes of the Fisherman." In 1968, it was made into a successful motion picture. Who wore the shoes of the fisherman?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: The pope

The premise of "The Shoes of the Fisherman" is that an impasse occurs in the election of a new pope which is broken by the election of a Ukrainian cardinal as a compromise. This premise became much less outlandish in 1978 with the election of Polish cardinal Karol Józef Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II. Roman Catholic ecclesiology holds that the pontiff is the successor to Saint Peter, who was a fisherman before being called by Christ to become a disciple.

7. One of the best known songs about shoes must be "Blue Suede Shoes" sung by Elvis Presley. Who wrote the song?

From Quiz The Last Stand

Answer: Carl Perkins

Carl Perkins, a long time country artist, and Johnny Cash were together one day when they heard someone say, "Hey, don't step on my blue suede shoes". Cash told Perkins he thought that would make a good name for a song. Soon Perkins woke up one morning with the lyrics in his head. Although he had planned to record the song first, he had an automobile accident and couldn't do so. Presley needed a song to follow "Heartbreak Hotel" and took "Blue Suede Shoes", which went right to the top of the charts.

8. In the mid-1980s, Soleil Moon Frye played which character famous for wearing mismatched Chuck Taylor sneakers?

From Quiz Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!

Answer: Punky Brewster

In the TV series, Punky Brewster is a young girl who escapes from an orphanage and is eventually adopted by a widower played by George Gaynes. Actress Soleil Moon Frye wore oddball outfits which became popular as the "Punky look" in children's fashions. The outfits were comprised of lots of layers, mismatched clothing, and really bright colors. "Punky Brewster" was so popular, it was also a Saturday morning cartoon in the 80s.

9. In 1589, the first sock-knitting machine was invented by Rev. William Lee. What country was he from?

From Quiz Holey Socks, Batmum!

Answer: England

The reason for the invention? True love. The inventor wanted to have all of his true love's attention, rather than share that attention with her knitting needles! Even if she was making them for him.

10. How long should shoelaces be, for jogging shoes, work boots or hiking boots, if there are 5 or 6 pairs of eyelets in your shoe?

From Quiz Shoelaces

Answer: 36 inches

Shoelace lengths vary, depending on the number of pairs of eyelets in the shoe. Here is a pretty standard chart about shoe lace length. 3 to 4 pairs of eyelets require 27 inch laces, 5 or 6 pairs of holes require 36 inch laces, 6 or 7 pairs of eyelets require 40 inch laces, 7 pairs of eyelets require 45 inch laces, 8 pair of eyelets require 54 inch laces, 9 pairs of eyelets require 63 inch laces, 10 to 11 pairs of eyelets require 72 inch laces.

11. In 1966, Nancy Sinatra made a Lee Hazlewood song about boots a hit in the United States and Britain. For what were the boots in the song made?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: walkin'

According to the lyrics, "These boots are made for walking and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you." Geri Halliwell recorded the song in 2000 for the soundtrack to the film "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie". Jessica Simpson recorded it in 2005 for the soundtrack to the movie "The Dukes of Hazzard".

12. On I read a recipe for "Pommes Pailles". Can you tell me what these are that sound so good, particularly with a nice steak?

From Quiz The Last Stand

Answer: Shoe String Potatoes

The difference between regular french fries (pommes frites) and these is that the shoe string potatoes are much thinner, no more than one-eighth inch thick. Because of that, they only need to be deep fried once, rather than the preferable twice for french fries.

13. What color are the "Pope's Burial Shoes"?

From Quiz Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!

Answer: Red

The Pope, being the successor of the martyred St. Peter, wears the red shoes to symbolize martyrdom. The color is also worn as a symbol for burning love, and the fire of the Spirit.

14. An important memory for a lot of adults was playing with this toy in their childhood. It served as a sort of pretend friend. What was this toy?

From Quiz Holey Socks, Batmum!

Answer: The sock monkey

In Rockford, IL, there is an annual "Sock Monkey Madness Festival," at the Midway Village Center where events and displays are set up to honor this special piece of American history. Monkeys aren't the only animal that can be made from socks, although they are the most well-known. One company even claims to have 84 types of sock animals, from moose to turtles to gorillas, among others!

15. According to Mother Goose, who was the woman who whipped her children soundly and put them to bed?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: The old woman who lived in a shoe

The Mother Goose rhyme goes: "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do. She gave them some broth without any bread; and whipped them all soundly and put them to bed." There have been numerous attempts to interpret this rhyme as a political parody but without conclusive success.

16. Which fairy tale princess is well known for losing just one of her one-of-a-kind glass slippers?

From Quiz Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!

Answer: Cinderella

In most versions of Cinderella, when the Fairy Godmother's magic spell is broken at midnight, all of the "gifts" return to their original form except for the glass slippers; one remains with the Prince and the other with Cinderella. There is usually no explanation for this idiosyncrasy. However, in a few less common versions, Cinderella's slippers are a "gift" from her Fairy Godmother and are not part of the magic spell.

17. The phrase "sock it to me" has been around for years, but it became popular because of a certain television show that was on in the late 1960s to the early 1970s. What was the name of that show?

From Quiz Holey Socks, Batmum!

Answer: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Judy Carne usually ended up saying the phrase unintentionally, resulting her being doused with water. Several performers from that show went on to bigger and better things, however the most well-known was Goldie Hawn, who appeared regularly as a dancer. However, she was never heard saying the phrase "Sock it to me!" I guess she wanted to stay dry!

18. What do you suppose the Gurkha soldiers, who fought for Britain, did in reference to shoelaces?

From Quiz Shoelaces

Answer: Felt shoelaces while crawling

The Gurkha soldiers, from Nepal, have been part of the British army for almost 200 years. They actually have crawled along the ground, unnoticed, feeling the laces of the soldiers they would happen to sneak upon. Without even being noticed, or without their hand ever being felt, they would check to see if the laces were criss-crossed or not. They knew it was Japanese troops, when the laces were criss-crossed. If the laces were bar-laced or straight, then the Gurkha's knew they belonged to British soldiers. A lot of emphasis was made to the British troops about how to lace their boots up, or else they could be killed by the Gurkha's if mistaken for Japanese troops. I would never have thought that how you tied your shoes made such a difference.

19. Carl Perkins, the author, was the first to record his 1955 rock-a-billy hit about a pair of shoes but it was made most famous by Elvis Presley. What is the name of this song?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: Blue Suede Shoes

Not only Elvis (who sang the song on national television) but also Buddy Holly (1964) and Eddie Cochran (1956) promoted the popularity of "Blue Suede Shoes." When Perkins wrote the song, he scribbled it down on a brown paper potato bag and misspelled the title: "Blue Swade Shoes."

20. Every time I think of the little boy of who put his finger in the dike, I think of the Dutch wooden shoe, sometimes called a "clog" in English. What was it called in Dutch?

From Quiz The Last Stand

Answer: Klomp

Although the Dutch no longer use the shoe for daily wear, it is still favored by farmers and gardeners. The traditionally all-wooden Dutch clogs have been accredited as being safety shoes. They can be purchased painted or unpainted, with the painted ones usually having a design on the top in red.

21. Which NBA player, who starred in the movie "Kazaam" in 1996, reputedly wears size 23 sneakers?

From Quiz Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!

Answer: Shaquille O'Neal

Robin Lopez reportedly wears a size 20, while Channing Frye and Amar'e Stoudemire apparently both wear size 17. Shaquille O'Neal is 7'1" and weighs around 325 lbs., which explains the shoe size. Translated to inches, his shoe is a little over 15" long.

22. When people hear the word sock, they generally think of the items of clothing that keeps their feet warm. However, it is also a verb. What does it mean when someone "socks" someone else?

From Quiz Holey Socks, Batmum!

Answer: He punches them

Generally children use this word with relish when they describe one child hitting another. "He made me so mad I had to sock him!"

23. In the 1980s, the television show called "Punky Brewster" was about a sassy and lovable little girl with a strange wardrobe. What was her footwear like?

From Quiz Shoelaces

Answer: Mismatched hi-tops with brightly colored shoelaces

Punky Brewster was a lively young girl with quite the wardrobe. She wore colorful clothes and bright bandannas. Punky wore uneven pig tails and her ponytail holders looked like suns. Punky was responsible for a short lived fashion craze of mismatched hi-top sneakers tied with brightly colored laces.

24. Which 1980 American one-season-wonder television detective comedy starred Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

Created by Stephen J. Cannell, "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe" featured two private detectives: E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner was a con man on parole and Lionel "Brownshoe" Whitney who was a button-down-collar sophisticate who wanted to be a film-noir hard-boiled tough-guy private eye. The series was wonderfully funny and engaging but failed to be picked up by ABC for a second season.

25. A minstrel song about colourful shoes, written by African-American James A. Bland in 1879, remains popular today, particularly as a bluegrass instrumental. What is its title?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: O, Dem Golden Slippers

The song "O, Dem Golden Slippers" was more popular in blackface performances in the late 19th Century than it is today. The premise is that, once one rides the chariot (ascends into Heaven), one will don golden slippers in keeping with the streets of gold on which citizens walk. It is heard every year at the Philadelphia Mummers Parade where it has become a sort of theme song.

26. There is a song written by George Harrison that was released by the Beatles as the B-side to "The Ballad of John and Yoko". It can also be found on their albums "Hey Jude, 1967-1970" and "Past Masters, Volume Two". What is it called?

From Quiz The Last Stand

Answer: Old Brown Shoe

George Harrison was the lead vocal, with both Paul McCartney and John Lennon as backup on "Old Brown Shoe" which was played in A/C duality. It has somewhat of a dissonant, bluesy, effect.

27. Fred Gwynn, who played Herman Munster in the 1964 TV series "The Munsters", was quite tall at 6'5". In order to make his character appear even taller, what unusual footwear was Fred required to wear?

From Quiz Memorable by Virtue of their Unusual Shoes!

Answer: Enormous five inch platform boots

The Munsters TV series was made in 1964 and could have been filmed in color, but there would have been an added cost of $10,000.00 per episode. The studio was not willing to pay that much for color.

28. Once there was a candy treat, made of licorice, which could be bought nearly anywhere. Nowadays, it is harder to find. Do you remember what it was called?

From Quiz Shoelaces

Answer: Shoestring licorice

Shoestring licorice came in red or black. It is a nostalgic and fun kind of candy, though often hard to find. It can still be bought in some candy stores today. It is long and thin and really does look like shoelaces. Stringy licorice, licorice twitzlers and licorice stringers are all made up by me, but they sound pretty tasty!

29. Tommy Tucker sang "Put on your red dress, mama-'cause you're going out tonight" in 1963. What did he want his date to wear on her feet?

From Quiz Shoes that Never Really Were

Answer: Hi-Heel Sneakers

Tommy Tucker (true name: Robert Higginbotham) wrote and recorded "Hi-Heel Sneakers" which has been recorded by over two hundred artists since: the Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., Cleo Laine, Bill Haley & His Comets, Led Zeppelin, the Everly Brothers, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Ramsey Lewis, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Jose Feliciano, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Ronnie Milsap, Chuck Berry, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Sting, John Lee Hooker, and Paul McCartney.

30. A well-known company custom made a pair of cowboy boots for President Harry Truman. What was the name of the company, which features a misspelled animal in it?

From Quiz The Last Stand

Answer: Tony Lama

The boots were very colorful on a black background, and were named "El Presidente". They were given to the President in April, 1948. Tony Lama started as a small shoe-repair shop in El Paso, Texas, in 1912 and by 1933 with his new boot factory he was turning out 40 pair of boots a day. Beginning with President Truman, the Tony Lama company "began a custom of offering a pair of custom boots to each President, according to Wiki. The company is now owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

This is category 24210
Last Updated May 25 2024 5:51 AM
play trivia = Top 5% Rated Quiz, take trivia quiz Top 10% Rated Quiz, test trivia quiz Top 20% Rated Quiz, popular trivia A Well Rated Quiz
new quizzes = added recently, editor pick = Editor's Pick editor = FunTrivia Editor gold = Gold Member

Teachers / educators: FunTrivia welcomes the use of our website and quizzes in the classroom as a teaching aid or for preparing and testing students. See our education section. Our quizzes are printable and may be used as question sheets by k-12 teachers, parents, and home schoolers.

 ·  All questions, answers, and quiz content on this website is copyright FunTrivia, Inc and may not be reproduced without permission. Any images from TV shows and movies are copyright their studios, and are being used under "fair use" for commentary and education.