What You Didn’t Know About Christian Louboutin Shoes

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A pair of Louboutin are easy to spot by their iconic red soles and sleek design, but they haven’t always been this way. Founder, Christian Louboutin has experimented with different sole colors, shoes designs and inspirations since he first started the brand. Next time you are shopping in Chicago, you can find a Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street.


Interestingly enough, the very first pair of Louboutin’s were inspired by Princess Diana in 1992. Louboutin saw a picture of the Princess of Wales looking down at her feet and believed that she looked sad, so he created suede flats with love written on them. Louboutin had been designing shoes before this for other brands as well as for individual clients, but this sparked the idea to create a brand.

Popular Styles

The most popular Louboutin style is the Pigalle. It was designed for the Fall/Winter 2004 collection and is named after a neighborhood in Paris. The shoe features a short toe box which gives the illusion of an elongated arch. The shoe obviously features the red sole which was introduced in 1993. It was created when Louboutin saw his assistant painting her nails red and thought it would add a sense of sexiness to his shoes. For a limited time, the shoes were also available with baby blue soles, intended to be the “something blue” for brides-to-be.

Stop in the Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street next time you are shopping in Chicago.

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