I think the Pigalle Follies might just have become my number one most coveted Louboutin style of the moment.
For those who aren’t familiar with the various different permutations of the style, ‘Follies’ is the newer version of the classic ‘Pigalle’ pump. The basic shape is almost identical, but the toe box is a little shorter, and the heel slightly slimmer – so it’s basically a cross between the original ‘Pigalle’ and the ‘So Kate’, really. This is welcome news for those who loved the original Pigalles, but were slightly less enamoured with the newer version, which, again, looks almost the same, but which lacks that je ne sais quoi of the original.
For myself, my Pigalle pumps are by far the most frequently worn shoes I own, and I’d wear them with absolutely everything I owned, if I wasn’t too worried about totally wearing them out, and having to replace them. (I actually have a few high street versions which I wear on days I know I’ll have to do a lot of walking: they don’t look nearly as good, but they create a similar effect, and mean I don’t have to wear out my beloveds too much!) If I could change one thing, though, it would be the toe length, which could be doing with being just a touch shorter – as it is in the Pigalle Follies.
Like both ‘Pigalle’ and ‘So Kate’, these shoes are released every season, and are available in a variety of different colours and prints. For summer 2017, however, they’ve been released in this cute cherry print upper – which has just about broken me, seriously. I LOVE cherry print on anything, and will always want to buy it when I see it, so when it’s attached to a shoe I love, too, it’s pretty lethal. And, for once, these are still available in my size, too…