I’ve wanted a pair of Christian Louboutin’s iconic Pigalle pumps for as long as I’ve been a Louboutin fan, and earlier this year I decided it was long past time I bought myself a pair. I picked out the shoes (the nude patent 120mm version, which I figured would be the most versatile), I saved up the cash… but could I find a pair in my size? Don’t be silly: of COURSE not!
As it turned out, these shoes were sold out everywhere, so I eventually had to join a waiting list for them. I’ve been on the waiting list at Louboutin’s London Motcomb Street branch since June of this year, and last Friday I finally got the call I was waiting for: the shoes had arrived!
Well, the order was placed, the shoes were dispatched, and less than 24 hours later, they were at my front door: if there’s a better way to start a random Tuesday in October, I don’t know what it is!
Of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t document the unboxing of The Precious:
Don’t you just love the little miniature dust bag containing the spare heel tips? None of my other pairs have come with one of these – such a cute touch!
Of course, this is all well and good, but you just want to see the shoes, don’t you? Well, there are way, WAY too many photos of them under the jump…
(Colour difference here is due to different lighting: the true colour is closest to the photos with the black background!)
As you can probably tell from the photo-overload, I was REALLY excited to get these, and couldn’t be happier with them: they were definitely worth the wait! I’m also surprised by how (comparatively) easy they are to walk in: I don’t think a 120mm heel will ever be what you’d call “comfortable” exactly, but I was expecting these to be similar to my Dune ‘Olsen’ pumps, which were touted as a high-street version of the Pigalle when they were released, and which put the foot at such a steep ankle that they can be a bit tricky to walk in, even for a high heel veteran like myself. Much to my delight, however, I find the Louboutins much easier to wear: yes, they’re still high, they’re never going to win any awards for comfort, and I have a sneaky suspicion that the narrow toe-box might start to pinch after a few hours’ use, but they’re definitely wearable, so I don’t forsee too many problems. This is a very good thing, because I picked the neutral colour with the intention of wearing these with absolutely everything, from my most-casual boyfriend jeans to my fanciest of dresses!
Finally, I can’t end this post without saying a huge thank you to ShoeperMan, ShoeperMum amd SheoperDad, who joined forces to buy me these as a very early Christmas present. Yes, I know, I’m spoiled, and very, very lucky: thank you so much, guys!