The “squiggle heel” has been a key feature of the current Christian Louboutin collection, so although I’ve already shown you some pumps in this style, I figured it was time to take a closer look. These d’orsay cut peep toes are another example of the look, but unlike the last pair of “squiggle” shoes I showed you, these don’t restrict the squiggle to the heel – in fact, it’s everywhere!
I mentioned in my last post that while I find this look interesting, it’s not something I’d actually buy, as it veers too close to “novelty shoe” territory for me to justify the price tag. I still feel the same on that score, but I have to say that if any shoe were to sway me, it would be this one, because it’s truly amazing to look at. The shoe really does look like it’s made of molten leather – or maybe jelly, doesn’t it? I can almost see it wobbling as I look at it, and the effect is just as strong no matter which angle you choose to look at it from. I LOVE to look at it – in fact, I just sat and stared at it for a couple of minutes when the page loaded – but although I’d definitely wear these if they magically appeared on my shelves, I stand by my assessment that these would be a “look, but don’t touch” kind of shoe for me.
What do you think of them?
Heel height: 4.75″ (120mm)
PVC panel to front