Silver Slippers
General Information


Current Location


Physical Description

Magic slippers

Usage Information
Created by


Possessed by
Used by
  • Dorothy
  • Zelena
Used for

World transportation

Show Information
First mentioned

The Doctor

First appearance

It's Not Easy Being Green

Latest appearance


"Click your heels together three times and think of where you want to be, and the slippers shall take you there."
The Wizard of Oz to Dorothy Gale.[src]

The Silver Slippers are magical items featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It débuts in the sixteenth episode of the third season.


Before First CurseEdit

In Oz, a girl named Zelena recently discovers she was adopted, after arriving to this land through a cyclone as an infant years ago, and thus seeks an audience with the Wizard of Oz to find her birth family. The Wizard reveals answers regarding Zelena's birth mother, Cora, who wished to become royalty and that was something her first-born child could not provide. However, Cora's second daughter, Regina, fulfilled this by marrying a king. After seeing a wizard, Rumplestiltskin, teach Regina magic, Zelena jealously remarks that he should be teaching her instead. Gifted slippers from the Wizard of Oz, Zelena uses them to transport herself to Regina and Rumplestiltskin's homeland, the Enchanted Forest. Once there, she gains Rumplestiltskin's attention and he accepts her as his magic pupil. Though Zelena excels magically, she rages upon discovering he is still teaching Regina. Unwilling to have competition, she attempts to kill her sister, but he puts a stop to it. Choosing Regina as the one to cast his curse, which will bring himself to another realm, he then disqualifies Zelena from the running. Upset, Zelena tells him about her slippers' powers, causing Rumplestiltskin to backtrack, but she is too angry to accept his change of heart. Vowing that he will choose her next time, Zelena vanishes after clicking her heels thrice and returns to Oz. There, she asks the Wizard to change the past so her mother never abandoned her, but he states it's impossible. Irritated, she pulls down the curtain blocking the Wizard and turns him into a flying monkey. ("It's Not Easy Being Green")

Shortly after, Zelena is approached by one of Oz's protector witches, Glinda, who believes the latter is the Witch of the West that is prophesied to have come to this world by cyclone. She convinces Zelena that it is her calling to be a good witch. However, when another girl, Dorothy, arrives to Oz via a cyclone, Zelena questions if this child is meant to take her place. Looking deeper into the prophecy, she learns the Witch of the West will unseat a great evil. Assuming she herself is the foretold evil, Zelena deliberately attacks the girl. Frightened, Dorothy hurls water onto Zelena, who melts into a puddle. While Glinda believes Dorothy's feat proves she is the intended Witch of the West, it is a trick on Zelena's part to drive the girl out of Oz. Masquerading as the revived Wizard, Zelena gives the slippers to Dorothy so she can return to Kansas. Following this, Zelena reveals herself to Glinda and banishes her to the Enchanted Forest. ("Kansas")

Rumplestiltskin, still wishing to acquire the slippers, sends a portal-jumper named Jefferson to fetch them. Yet, Jefferson is unable to locate them, and he reports to Rumplestiltskin that the slippers have been moved to another land. ("The Doctor")


  • The silver slippers are Peter Fox Georgina Bridal Shoes with added glitter (no longer available).[1]