As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Christian Louboutin, and rarely find a pair of his shoes I don’t like.
These little flats are no exception: they’re cute, they look comfortable, and they come in a range of uppers. OK, the one covered in hands is maybe a little bit unusual, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and I think they’re pretty sweet.
They’re also slippers. Well, OK, let’s be fair: they are, according to the Christian Louboutin website, a cross between a ballerina flat and a slipper. Designed to be worn exclusively indoors (those soft satin soles won’t last long on a city street…). they suggest tucking them in your hand luggage to change into on the plane, or wearing them around the house. I’ve no doubt that they would, indeed, be perfect for those situations, but… well, they’re £225. Which is quite a lot of money for a pair of shoes you won’t actually be able to walk out of the house in – or it would be for me, anyway. In fact, for a similar amount of money, you could have either the two pairs of slippers shown above, OR you could have a pair of So Kates. I know which one my money would be going on, that’s for sure…
Of course, I say this as someone who doesn’t even own a cheap pair of slippers, let alone an expensive pair, preferring to go barefoot at home, or wear one of the many pairs of soft-soled ballet flats I can pick up at the likes of New Look for £10 or so. (Yes, I know that might sound strange, but I work from home, and I feel more productive when I’m “dressed” – those flimsy flats are as comfortable as slippers, but look like “real” shoes, which makes me feel a bit more pulled together…) I’m definitely not part of the target market for £225 slippers then, but perhaps you are? Would you buy a pair of these?