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Zendaya: 'Boys will be rocking my new shoes as much as girls!'

Zendaya was inspired to create her new range of footwear by 'real' people like her sister and college student cousin.

Singer/actress Zendaya wants everyone to wear her new shoes, men included.

The singer and actress has recently launched her Daya by Zendaya range of footwear in collaboration with retailer Nordstrom and she explained to the shoes were designed with real people in mind.

"My older sister is a working mom, she's busy, she chooses to spend money on her children," she explained. "But she should be able to afford a good shoe for herself. My older niece is a college student. She's going to start going on job interviews, and she needs a really good pair of shoes."

And the fashionista insists her new shoes aren't just for women: "Boys will be rocking my heels too, you know what I'm saying? So these shoes are inspired by real people. And they deserve quality."

Zendaya was heavily involved in the design process and chose to kickstart her foray into fashion with shoes as she is obsessed with footwear.

Having worn her fair share of designer heels on the red carpet over the years, the 19-year-old knows what a good pair of shoes needs to look and feel like, but doesn't believe they always need to have an extortionate price tag.

"I was very inspired by working women, and also women who aren't working yet!" she continued. "I want them to have shoes that feel luxurious and special and well-crafted and thought about. But also, they should have shoes that won't break the bank. You don't have to spend three years saving up for beautiful shoes."

Zendaya is passionate about fashion, but admits she's not ready to start a clothing line.

She said, "I didn't want to give myself too much to quickly. When you begin with clothes, you've got tops, pants, dresses - so many layers! I wanted to keep it a little more specific."

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