When notoriously comfort-oriented Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen started teetering around L.A. and NYC on four-and-a-half inch heels, it was clear that Christian Louboutin shoes were hot. If that were not enough of an indication, every time they are posted on high-end retailers' websites such as Bergdorf Goodman, the shoes--whether they are patent leather, cork-soled or wooden—sell out immediately. It does not matter, however, if you are an Olsen twin, Kate Moss or even Kelly Ripa--being well-heeled means wearing Louboutin.
Christian Louboutin, although not quite a household name, is synonymous with exquisite footwear. It may be slightly ostentatious, but Louboutin's execution of the platform espadrille and peep-toe pump, among others, makes the shoes luxuriously one of a kind. While Louboutins may appear to have suddenly arrived onto the fashion scene, that is not actually the case. According to the International Herald Tribune, Louboutin founded his eponymous line of shoes thirteen years ago after designing footwear for dancers. Evidently the flamboyance and provocative aspects of stage-wear stayed with Mr. Louboutin, as the shoes he designs reflect a slightly scandalous undertone--which, let's face it, is part of the allure. Read more: