Exclusive First Look: Beyonce's Sexy 'Mrs. Carter' Shoes

04/15/2013 at 07:00 AM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow purple mini dressCourtesy Stuart Weitzman; Broadimage; Courtesy Stuart Weitzman

Beyoncé once said she’d danced 1,000 miles in her Stuart Weitzmans. Well, she’s about to add a few more miles to that pedometer, because once again, Weitzman has designed all the sexy pumps, boots — and everything in between — for her upcoming Mrs. Carter Show world tour.

“It was a project. We did something like 40, 50 shoes,” Weitzman tells PEOPLE of the undertaking, which encompasses all of Beyoncé’s footwear changes, as well as the shoes for her backup dancers and band. “We made her beautiful jeweled pumps, ankle boot lace-ups with metal trim on them … that are very sexy. We made her these boots up to the thigh that have a military influence. Those are the three principal designs, in lots of colors.”

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And Weitzman says he and Beyoncé work equally hard to make sure she’s able to hit the dance floor pain-free. “What Beyoncé specifically pays attention to is being able to [wear the shoes] without noticing they’re on her feet,” he says. “She doesn’t want her feet to burn, so we can’t have too thin of a sole, but [she asks for] the build-up inside the shoe so it doesn’t look too heavy. The public doesn’t see or think about that, but Beyoncé does.”

By this point, Weitzman has her wish list memorized. “I’ve been doing shoes for so long for her, we’ve learned what she needs,” he says, naming a list that includes heels “of a special width for her to dance on,” rubberized soles “so she’s not slippin’ and slidin’ around” and extra padding inside.

So what makes their partnership such a special, long-lasting one? “She really is interested in the way the shoe feels on her foot,” Weitzman says. “She absolutely has the impression of not being willing to suffer, no matter how the shoe looks on her foot.”

Tell us: What do you think of the Mrs. Carter tour shoes so far? Are you excited to see them live?

–Alex Apatoff

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I jt can’t get why some pple hate beyonce and her husband dis much shuld I call it jealousy or wat,so pple are jt dem haters from their mothers boring womb!!! Som1 said she named it after her husband 4 christ sake she is married and shuld take her husband’s name,wen kim k didn’t tak up chris humphris nam som did complain,human being jt can’t bi pleased dose hatin on her shuld pls get a life and if updates are her is so hurtin n affectin u givin u cancer stop readin dem.but I knw u can’t jt help it cos she is untop!!!!!!!!!!

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This is the year of Stuart Weitzman!!! =)

Grace on

This is the year of Stuart Weitzman!!! =)
Cheers to SW

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thuli on

Ppl need to know that u can say what u want to say but at they end off they day they are happy together and if u don’t like they shoes don’t buy them coz u know what is best 4your feet

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Stuart Weitzman shoes are the most comfortable! I can understand why she uses them.

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