I much preferred the 1970s Big Golden Book version... so much so that I have a framed gilded print of the book cover art.
I always thought the art in this book far surpassed the look of the movie.
Possibly only slightly better than the confections that are the Mary Blair concepts images.
But even though I'm not a huge fan of the Disney-fied story (I like the one of the older Grimm versions with the 3 dresses gifted from a magical tree), I can get behind the fancy footwear!
One of my favorite ads we did when I worked at Walt Disney World Marketing showcased the magic and transformation of the right footwear.