Monday, December 3, 2012

Christian Louboutin: I don't care if my high heels hurt women

Yesterday night, while searching for something on the internet I stumbled on this contradicting piece below. This article really caught my attention maybe because I would be attending a wedding later today and plan on wearing a pair of Louboutin that I had been dying to wear since May(didn't want to waste the shoes, been waiting for the right event to wear them to).

After reading this article below, I am uncertain of how I feel about the cobler, Mr Louboutin. There is something about his attitude that seems funny.

Please read an extract from the article I found online below to further understand what I am trying to explain. I have also included some comments the article got.

Here we go...

Christian Louboutin, the shoe designer, has said it does not matter to him if women are in pain when they wear his shoes saying: "If you can't walk in them, then don't wear them."

Cobbler, Christian Louboutin Photo: Andrea Klarin

Louboutin said high heels are ''pleasure with pain'' adding that he had no sympathy for women's complain about wearing the shoes because he once saw Tina Turner perform for three hours in Madison Square Garden in New York wearing a pair.

He told Grazia magazine: ''I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince's back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can't tell me they are impossible to walk in. High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can't walk in them, don't wear them.''

(I have added some comments that this article got below)



Sack the PR team! Call the medics!


If ever there was a reason not to buy this ghastly mans overrated footwear, he has just provided it.


There's a fool born every minute, and that includes the women who buy these things


I find that when I arrive to referee a rugby match, my pair of silver 4 inch stilettos always creates an impression amongst the players, especially those from Gloucester.


I knew I wasn't trippin! Louboutins hurt everyone's feet! Smh and he don't even care lol


To be very honest, in as much as those shoes are sometimes eye catching especially because of the red soles, they are sometimes uncomfortable, I have also heard a couple of people complain about how uncomfortable Louboutin's are. But the interesting thing is that we still wear them :)

Could it be that Mr Louboutin is not interested in making efforts towards giving his customers value for money(Value in the sense of finding ways to make the shoes more comfortable since alot of women seem to be complaining, and humility in the sense that if there are no ways to make them comfortable, can he be a little more selective with his choice of words or just keep quiet)? because in my opinon, not all high heeled shoes are uncomforble, there are some that you wear that are actually fit just fine and you wouldn't need to keep taking them off when you sit down.

Anyway, I would love to see you comments. Do you own a pair of Loubutins? are they comfortable? Even if you don't own one, what do you think about Mr Louboutin's statement?

(Shoes I would be wearing later today)

Christian Louboutin is a French footwear designer whose footwear has incorporated shiny, red soles that have become his signature. A pair of Louboutin shoes cost between $500 to $5000 depending on the style.


  1. I dont own one yet! I like his shoes and his comments wont put me off if i decided to own one in the future.

    We are humans and we say things we regret later. He's right on saying "High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can't walk in them, don't wear them.''

    1. Welcome Buky of Bukville!!!! Totally agree with you High heels are pleasure with pain, and like he said, it is not by force to wear them lol! I just feel he was a bit careless or should I say insensitive with his words, I still rocked those shoes that day, will rock them again soon. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Quite an insensitive comment by the designer, I'd say. I do not own a pair, and neither do I plan to own one as I do not care for wearing shoes that I am not comfortable in. The problem comes later in the future after years of subjecting our feet to the torture of uncomfortable shoes. I have some high heel shoes that are comfortable to breathe in, and I do not care about the name tag on a shoe, as long as it's comfortable and lovely.

    1. Thank you alot for stopping by. I totally agree with you. Comfort should always be key... x

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