Now, I’m going to be completely honest here. There’s a hum-dinger of a fight going on inside my head right now. One side is telling me I’m not sure about these shoes, and the other is yelling: ‘they’re Louboutins you idiot, grab them quick, who cares if you knock your Grandma over in the process?’.
Whilst I agree that this side needs some taming, I look at these shoes and I see the iconic red lick of sole, the luxurious materials, the beautiful, dynamic, structure – yet it’s not setting off that fashion alarm bell for me.
Christian Louboutin shoes are the salivation initiators of the shoe industry and in an ideal world, women everywhere would have drip trays attached to their chins in order to not flood the country. So, yes, I can appreciate the allure of these Christian Louboutin Greissimo pumps with their ruched grey knot and peep toe hole.
I can see them strutting into the next season, perhaps teamed with a slightly androgynous trouser suit by Stella McCartney and a dynamic, oversized crocodile clutch.
However, for me they’re – dare I say it – a little bit too restrained. I’d like to think that if I’m going to spend big on designer footwear for the new season, I’m going to go for something classic yet suitably outrageous. A pair that are dangerously high, slick in their patent skin and which, perhaps, aspire to that key fetish trend of AW11.