Christian Louboutin Corsetica, £585.41
Neiman Marcus describe these shoes as “racy”, and it’s not really hard to see where they’re coming from there: even without all of the things I learned about red shoes from this post!
Red patent leather’ll do that for a shoe, though: add in a dangerous-looking stiletto heel and the corset-effect vamp which gives these shoes their name, and you end up with one seriously sexy end product. Interestingly, although I just described these heels as “dangerous”, they’re actually just 4″, which may be high by some standards, but is actually on the low side by M.Louboutin’s. A very thin heel like this, though, can’t really take much more height without starting to look a bit ridiculous (not to mention unstable!), so these not only work perfectly with the shoe, they MAY make it a little more comfortable to wear. I say “may”: Christian Louboutin is famous for his complete disregard for comfort, so I wouldn’t bank on these feeling like slippers, exactly.
I would, on the other hand, put money on them causing a bit of a stir wherever you choose to wear them – and probably putting a smile in your face every time you wear them. If that isn’t a good reason to love them, then I don’t know what is.