In his recent interview to The Times, the creator of iconic red-soled shoes has admitted that Louboutins are made for rocking rather than for walking [miles].
“I don’t think of comfort when I’m designing a shoe. You can’t,” Louboutin said. “Of course, things need to be done properly – a shoe is made to be walked in – but creatively I’m not thinking about comfort at all. The first emotion I want to provoke is: “How beautiful! How sexy!’ I don’t want people to think, ‘How comfortable.'”
However, in his old interview to Vogue designer complained his words are often being misinterpreted. “People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.”
This will not come as a surprise to anyone that the 160 mm-killer heels will not make running errands any easier (unless you’re Victoria Beckham – she never seemed to have any problems with that). You wouldn’t be able to show your best dance moves at the party, either.
If it’s any consolation, celebrities don’t have it easy, either. At least no one is pointing cameras at you when you’re having your embarrassing moments having to take your shoes off. Or worse – having to give a speech on stage, which is exactly what happened to Emma Thompson during the Golden Globes ceremony this year.
“This red, it’s my blood,” declared the actress while holding her Louboutins in her hands. Another award winner, Olivia Colman, managed to make it through her speech at the Royal Television Society Awards, but also admitted her Louboutin heels were “murder to walk in”. She confessed: “I couldn’t actually stand up in them.”
Still, no one is going to take the magic red-soles off their wishlists any time soon or stop believing that the legendary stilettos can change your life. Although designer himself is not so sure about that. “I remember a woman thanking me because she applied for a job wearing my shoes and got it,” Louboutin once said. “I said, ‘Don’t give me the credit – they might have given you some confidence, but I doubt anyone would give you a job because of your shoes.’ I wouldn’t.”