The Shoes: Christian Louboutin ‘Tuscon’ ankle boots, £775
It’s not often that it’s a boot, rather than a shoe, that makes it to the ‘Friday Fix’ spot here at ShoeperWoman.com, but these ‘Tuscon’ ankle boots by Christian Louboutin are enough to make a grown Shoeperhero cry, seriously.
For me, the key to a good ankle boot (or ANY kind of boot) is a close fit, particularly around the ankle itself. You don’t want it to be so narrow it threatens to cut off your circulation, obviously, and the slouchy ankle boot has its place too (particularly as casual wear), but when a boot is TOO slouchy, it can end up looking sloppy – and making your entire outfit look sloppy, too.
That definitely wouldn’t be an issue with these boots, would it? There’s nothing even remotely “sloppy” about them: in fact, they’re as polished and sleek as an ankle boot gets. They’re also drop dead gorgeous, with the same curvy shape and super-high heel we’re used to seeing on many of Louboutin’s pumps, combined with a sharply-pointed toe, and a patent toe-cap, just to finish it off.
These have a 120mm heel and no platform, so they’ll probably be less practical than most of the ankle boots I feature here. When boots look as good as these ones, however, it’s easy to forgive them, making the only issue (aside from how on earth to actually afford them, obviously…) you’ll face being the choice between black or nude.
Black is the obvious choice for boots, and it’s certainly a good one: I particularly like the contrast of the red sole against the black upper! The nude version, however, is equally beautiful, and will work well with skirts and dresses – or, indeed, with anything else you fancy.
Which one would you go for – if either?
I probably couldn’t walk in them, but I’d be delighted to sit around looking fabulous in them. I’d take either colour.