Then, as soon as I landed on the Louboutin website to compare them, I realised that, no, they really don’t.
I mean, they’ve obviously been inspired by them to some extent.They both have black uppers, covered in spikes, they’re both platforms, they both have high stiletto heels. But seen side-by-side, they’re chalk and cheese: or Office and Louboutin, rather.
Rather than dwelling on the comparison, then, allow me to share with you the story of how I tried the Alti Spikes on a few weeks ago in Neiman Marcus, just for fun. As I paraded around the shoe department in front of my extremely bored husband, I noticed a woman sitting waiting to try on some shoes of her own, just staring at my feet. Sensing me looking at her, she glanced up and caught my eye. “Those,” she said matter-of-factly, “are the most amazing shoes I have ever seen in my life. Ever.”
And you know what?
At that particular moment, I couldn’t have agreed more.