When I first start writing this post , my intention was to ask WHY? What is the hype about these red bottomed shoes by Christian Louboutin and why are they such the craze? Why are they thee IT shoe for today’s modern woman? I planned to go on this rant about women spending all this money on a shoe blah blah blah. As I went to start looking for photos, I changed my mind. I learned more about the shoe. I saw them for what they really are. My focus shifted. Who was I kidding?
I’ll admit, part of the reason I don’t understand why a woman would spend over $1,000 for a shoe is because I can’t afford to do it. Plain and simple. Often, we don’t like things we don’t understand. We can’t relate. As much as I love shoes, if I had the money, I would totally buy these shoes! I had never gotten well acquainted with this shoe brand because I knew I wouldn’t be buying a pair any time soon. All I knew was this:
- The name is mispronounced and everyone thinks their way is the right way (its loo-boo-tahn)
- If you say red bottoms, people assume you don’t know how to say the real name
- The name is used in many popular songs to signify class, wealth and good taste
- The styles are often imitated
- They’re expensive (and I’ve heard they’re not comfortable).
As I began to research more, I learned just how lovely these shoes are. I now appreciate them. I’m kinda in love with them. The beautiful silhouettes. the superfine stiletto heel, the immaculate detail, the array of colors and styles-trust me, these shoes would transform any ol regular foot. I now have a new found love and appreciation for these shoes. I will no longer wonder why one would pay over $700 for a pair of shoes. Louboutins have classic, signature styles. Learn more from the man himself in this interview here.
I understand now. I’m just waiting on the moment when I can buy a pair (and still have money left). I need to step my game up…literally. I’m working on it. Anybody got $5 on it? Love, Q
ALL IMAGES FROM CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN WEBSITE