Christian Louboutin Degraspike Studded Leather Pumps, $675
This week’s Friday Fix is a little bit of a cop-out, because these shoes are nothing you haven’t seen before – probably a million or so times.
They’re also nothing you’re not going to see again – and again, and again, and again – if I have anything to do with it, because, well, look at them. I recently realised that I don’t need nearly as many shoes I used to think I do. In fact, I’d be pretty content with shoes like these – a Pigalle/So Kate/Any kind of high, pointed courts – and ONLY shoes like these, as long as I could have them in a rainbow of different colours. Imagine a shelf full of them – how awesome would that be?
In the absence of that, however, these two shades would be a good start: black and white are a great foundation for a wardrobe, and they certainly look spectacular on these, with or without the addition of the studs on the upper. The studs, however, can’t be ignored, here: they’re a detail which Christian Louboutin loves and uses often, and which bring a little bit of edginess to a shoe. In this case, the edginess isn’t so extreme as to render them difficult to wear: in fact, they do nothing to detract from the timeless quality of the shoe underneath, which is probably why I’ll keep on writing about shoes like these for as long as Christian Louboutin keeps on making them!
On my other blog recently:
How to walk in high heels (without pain, and without falling over)
Tons of photos of my new ASOS ‘Poppy’ peep toes
What I wear when I don’t know what to wear
Things women with long hair are sick of hearing
How to build a wardrobe that works and always have something to wear
The idea of having a number of the same heels only in different colors, textures, fabrics, and/or prints is probably the practice all shoe lovers do in building their footwear collection, when the pricing is reasonable. Certainly, having a variety of the prefer heels gives one the piece of mind that all these high heels will essentially be the same in fit, comfort, and attractiveness. For the pairs I wear the most, I’d even buy a few more for back-ups when possible.
I bought this shoe…it is a bit hideous in person because the way the spikes sit on the front. I had to send it back to the e-comm LOL
They are pretty spectacular.