I'm pretty sure there's no exception to this rule, and I'm more sure it's down to Dorothy of the Wizard and Oz. Not sure if I should be admitting this, but myself, I have a whole section of photos stored on my computer of red 'Dorothy' shoes. In reply to Pamcasso's post, asking 'which would you want and how would you wear them?' I think I'd plump for these stunning Westwoods:
I'd wear them with frilly white socks and a short blue gingham shirt dress in slutty modern homage to Dorothy Gale.