This will be the final Friday Louboutin Fix of 2014, and although I’d like to say I’ve saved the best for last (And some of you might think that’s the case, you never know!), I actually think it would be more accurate to say I’ve saved the strangest for last – or one of the strangest, anyway.
This is Christian Louboutin’s ‘Jolly’ – which is an appropriate name for the last Louboutin before Christmas, don’t you think? Now, there’s a lot I could say about this shoe: I could talk about the simplicity of the peep toe pump, the sophisticated glamour of the black patent leather, or how amazing it is that Louboutin consistently manages to take a style that many people would consider “basic”, and turn it into something extraordinary. Let’s face it, though: there’s really only one thing anyone’s going to want to talk about with this shoe, and it’s THAT heel.
The “squiggle heel” adds a whimsical, humorous touch to a shoe that would otherwise be a study in simplicity (not that that’s a bad thing, I hasten to add). It’ll appeal to those who like their shoes to have some kind of a twist (no pun intended) or talking point, and while these definitely qualify in that respect, I guess the only question remaining is whether the talking people will be doing about them will be the good kind or the “what on earth is THAT?” kind.
For myself, I probably wouldn’t buy these: I do like to look at them, but (and I know I’ve said this before), heels like this always look to me as if the shoe has started to buckle under the weight of the person wearing it, and that’s a little more quirky than I like. One thing’s for sure, though: these are definitely different, and I’m interested to know what you think of them. Is it love, hate or complete indifference?
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