Did you ever notice that in Cinderella, the clock strikes midnight and all of Cinderella’s gifts from her Fairy Godmother magically disappear, except for her glass slippers? We know they don’t, because this is how Prince Charming eventually tracks her down by using one of the slippers. So why didn’t they disappear with everything else? According to one theory, her Fairy Godmother left behind the extravagant shoes because she wanted the Prince to prove his devotion to finding Cinderella, and left him this piece of her ensemble as a starting point. She could have just as easily turned them back into Cinderella’s old shoes, but she wanted to see just how devoted the Prince really was to true love.