So I’m legitimately curious here, the whole “glass is fragile” argument aside, would it actually be possible to make glass shoes that would be structurally strong enough to bear the weight of a fully grown human without breaking in some way? I mean glass stuff can be pretty strong when built correctly and there are some other weak materials that when made structurally sound are significantly stronger than would be normally expected. So I wonder if glass slippers (heels included) are physically possible or not. And as a bonus question: If they WERE strong enough to bear a fully grown human then how difficult would it be to break said slippers? (you know, for stabbing reasons)
@Lord Wivern, with modern technology, probably. Also, I believe in the original story they are called Crystal Slippers, but might be wrong there.
But with the glass thing, yes, we probably could do it now. When it was set? Not a chance.
@Lord Wivern, fun fact: glass slipper is a miss translation from the original wording that meant fur (some believe squirrel) slippers.
Which makes a hell of a lot more sense. As to whether it's possible I can say yes but it would also likely be uncomfortable.
@Lord Wivern, tempered glass a mold for the heat
@Lord Wivern, dude... it’s 1am go to sleep stop this thought that’s for the daytime thoughts not night times
@Lord Wivern, Depends on what you mean by glass. Regular old glass it would probably be impossible. Tempered glass, it would be easier. Layered, laminated glass (safety glass) would be easier still. Something like Lexan (commonly used as bullet and/or impact resistant glass) would be pretty easy since it's actually a type of plastic and you could just machine it into a set of shoes then polish them and they'd appear to be glass.
@Lord Wivern, I mean at the time probably not, but now it would be likely for them to support her. But also keep in mind that the shoes were made from magic which one can easily say negates the poor structural integrity of the glass at the time.
@Lord Wivern, I feel like they would work for most of the ball depending on the type of glass as long as she is just walking or dancing. The more challenging part would be making them strong enough to withstand her running back from the ball. Not to mention, even if you could make a pair strong enough for running, imagine how uncomfortable those would be. Heels are uncomfortable to begin with, but now you have no type of support for your ankles or arches, they wouldn't be breathable by any means (making your feet sweaty and overall gross) and edges that would cause blisters at best and bleeding at worst. So either way, they are far less than ideal.
@Lord Wivern, glass from that era was super durrable as it was made fairly thick and with lots of sand
@Lord Wivern, My wife considered them for our wedding but decided they would probably be too uncomfortable for long periods of time. But Gizmodo has an article on whether or not it would be possible (someone did the math). Turns out that as long as she was a little careful walking, she'd be fine.
Plus, magic, I guess. I mean, it's already part of the story, so you could assume magic glass if nothing else.
@Lord Wivern, Glass is very strong. I'd say it is entirely possible
@Lord Wivern, I feel like I saw it happen on Discovery, they made them, they were strong, but so hard they were genuinely painful to walk in
@Lord Wivern, in the live-action movie the slipper they use for her looks like real glass but its far thicker and a bit more clunky than the one in the cartoon. Those ones look realistically functional as far as weight-bearing goes. But if we were trying to get the look of the cartoon one which is thinner and delicate i dont think its possible
@Lord Wivern, setting aside the whole “glass is fragile” topic what are you asking?
To the point: yes, it could be done. Might not look right, would probably be uncomfortable, but could be done.
@Lord Wivern, Pyrex glass could work
@Lord Wivern, Tempered glass maybe? All I know is that my desk is made of tempered glass and can hold quite a bit of weight. A computer and 2 monitors.
Also she broke her glass slipper to use it as a shank in the left
@Ray213, "Time to cut a b!tch!"
@Ray213, sis ain’t going back to living as a maid
In the left photo, she looks like a raging c¿nt.
She had ears in the movie.
Never had ears cause women don't listen. You know what that means for the "Cinderella" on the left...
I... Im not excited for Wreck-It Ralph 2
@ptitty1231, I’m excited for the inevitable heat death of the universe
@I Are Lebo, boy, you're a few million years off
@ptitty1231, If only it was that soon. Try billion or trillion at least.
@ptitty1231, the wait will be worth it, trust me. Besides, Milliways serves the best breakfast in the galaxy.
Another unrealistic standard set for women.
Hello my funny pics friends! Does anyone have tips on packing and moving? I’m buying and selling a house. I’ve moved several times but any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks comrades!
@shnickelfritz, If you have stuff that you don’t use very often, do not pack it with the stuff that you DO use because it usually ends up with your important stuff scattered about various boxes. It can make moving into a new house a real pain (unless you just don’t have much stuff).
@Lord Wivern, I’ve got lots of stuff... good tip, especially for kitchen stuff. Thanks!
You heard it here first, ears make you look ugly. Remove them