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May 4th, 2011

A pioneer in shoe design, Christian Louboutin wanted to make women feel and look sexy in the heels they wore. He was responsible for bringing back the stiletto in the 90’s and from then on Louboutin made shoes that would make a woman’s legs appear longer. Louboutin was so passionate about fashion that he decided to drop out of school early to concentrate on design. Louboutin received inspiration for his lethal-looking stilettos from an incident that occurred in his early 20s. He had visited a museum and noticed that there was a sign forbidding women wearing sharp stilettos from entering for fear of damage to the extensive wood flooring. This image stayed in his mind, and he later used this idea in his designs. “I wanted to defy that,” Louboutin has said. “I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered.” And that he did. Louboutin has received countless fashion awards for his shoes and they’re sold all over the world. He has several boutiques from Paris, New York, London, and Hong Kong. And what makes Christian Louboutin’s shoes so special is his signature trademark, the red bottom sole. Louboutin goes on to describe in his trademark application how the red bottom came to fruition.

“In 1992 I incorporated the red sole into the design of my shoes. This happened by accident as I felt that the shoes lacked energy so I applied red nail polish to the sole of a shoe. This was such a success that it became a permanent fixture.”

Christian Louboutin appeal is not just the red bottom sole, but the sky high heels of some of his shoes. Louboutin does create shoes for the novice to wear (for people who are timid about donning super high heels), but his spiked high heeled shoes are what makes the red carpet. Hollywood has helped create the iconic red bottom shoe and turned it into a legend. They are a steeple to any respectable fashionista worth her salt in couture shoes. Since the women of Hollywood must be on their best at all times, Christian Louboutin’s shoes does what it’s intended to do, and that is to make a woman look utterly fabulous, svelte, and statuesque. His heels can be anywhere between 5 to 6 inches in length and his platforms could be up to 2 inches in height. Only the most experienced and daring of women can brave the outdoors comfortably in Louboutin shoes.

Celebrities like the Kardashian sisters, Hayden Panetierre, Beyonce, Halle Barry, Renee Zellweger, and countless others have been photographed wearing his shoes.
I adore Louboutin for his unique styling and attention to detail. He really makes a wonderful shoe. From leather, jewels, and the infamous Swarovski crystals, Louboutin makes shoes that can fit any dress, occasion, and style. I don’t believe you can call some his shoes really fashion, but works of art. I really love my red bottom shoes. You can get your own Christian Louboutins at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, or Barneys!

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