So you've made it to the fashion capital of the world, college fund money burning a hole in your pocket, finding yourself in one of the many très élégant shoe shops that line the cobblestoned streets. But alas, the shoe is too big, the material is not right, the colour does not match your newly purchased beret...
Don't sweat, we've got your back. We have put together a list of words and phrases to cover any and every shoe-mergency situation you might find yourself in!
Lets start off with the basics. First of all make sure that you are in fact in the right type of shop by saying "Bonjour! Je cherche des chaussures" (Bonchoor! Che cherch de chossyr) meaning Hello! I'm looking for shoes.
You are? Ok great, now simply find your shoe of choice from the list below and voilà!
High heeled shoes - Des chaussures à talons
Flats - Des chaussures plates
Low top sneakers - Des baskets basses
High top sneakers - Des baskets montantes
Pumps - Des escarpins
Boots - Des bottes
Over the knee boots - Des cuissards
Ankle boots - Des bottines
Ballerinas - Des ballerines
Mary-Janes - Des babies (Yes, we know, weird)
Clogs - Des sabots
Slip in shoes/ Slippers - Des mules
Loafers - Des mocassins
Sandals - Des sandals
High-heeled sandals - Des sandals à talons