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10 Reasons Why Christian Louboutin Shoes Are Worth the Money

By now, we all know the name and we can spot a signature red bottom a mile away, and deservedly so–Christian Louboutin shoes are held in high regard in the luxury footwear market. The brand has millions of diehard fans who return again and again, and any Louboutin convert can tell you why they love the signature shoes. If you’re thinking of joining that group and making your first Christian Louboutin purchase, we’re here to help convince you with a few reasons of our own.

1. Louboutins elevate any outfit.

Christian Louboutin shoes are so distinct that they immediately add polish and personality to basically anything you’re wearing. Fashionable sweatpants? You bet. Skinny jeans? Absolutely. Dresses? Duh. Need I say more?

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2. Trends come and go, but red bottoms are forever.

The brand’s sustained popularity proves Louboutins aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Louboutin revolutionized the luxury footwear market back in the early 1990s by painting the bottom of his footwear with red lacquer, and in the intervening decades, no other brand has found such a distinctive way to mark its shoes.

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3. The prices are only going up, so you may as well bite the bullet now.

Like anything in the luxury market, prices are rising. If you dream of owning your own pair of Louboutins, doing it now will likely save you a few bucks over dithering for another year. Back in my TalkShoes days, I fell victim to the fluctuating prices. I yearned for a pair of black patent leather So Kates, and when I finally splurged, had increased from $625 to $675 in the few months I waited. Learn from my mistakes: if you’re yearning for a pair of red bottoms, buy them sooner rather than later.

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4. Louboutin pumps are unlike anything else you’ll own.

Christian Louboutin’s attention to detail is the best in the footwear business. The brand’s seasonal shoes are works of art, and its classics are luxe and elegant. Louboutin experiments with everything from chains and spikes to exotic materials like python and snakeskin, and somehow, makes it all comes together in the sexiest, most sophisticated way.

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5. Louboutins don’t need an introduction.

The brand’s shoes are ubiquitous, but in a good way. There’s a high standard of craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail that comes with the name Louboutin, and every time you slip your foot into a pair, you know what you’re getting. Not only that, but you also let everyone else know you have great taste.

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6. They make for a great Instagram picture.

Okay, this may not be the most practical reason to drop $600+ dollars on a shoe, but doing it for the ‘gram (at least in part) isn’t something we’d fault you for. You can join the community of other loyal Louboutin consumers with the hashtag, #LouboutinWorld, all while spicing up your own Instagram. Win-win.

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7. Walking in heels is a workout (sort of).

Coming from someone who owns several pairs of the brand’s 120mm stilettos (three pairs, to be exact), I know all too well that it’s as much a balancing act as it is a workout. You may not be able to skip leg day at the gym, but you’ll for sure find a few muscles you didn’t know you had.

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8. Louboutins will always fit, no matter how you feel

Just remember, Louboutins are the perfect pick-me-up, no matter what.

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9. Wearing red bottoms is an instant mood-elevator.

Wearing something you feel great in is an instant boost for almost anyone, and Louboutins are so polished and perfect that a little endorphin rush is practically guaranteed.

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10. Bottom line: Louboutin shoes are simply stunning.

If this hasn’t proved that you need a pair of your own red bottoms, I don’t know what will. Owning a pair of Louboutins that you can cherish forever is what makes the splurge worth it. Sometimes, you just want to feel a little fancy.

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Sparky
Sparky
8 years ago

Never. I won’t even try them on. Trash hooker shoes (sorry I know that’s a bit harsh but I can’t stand them).

BabyDietrich
BabyDietrich
8 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

That’s what turns me off about this brand. It’s practically part of a hooker uniform around here.

anon
anon
8 years ago
Reply to  Sparky

Same. Even the more exotic and unique shoes are so short lasting style wise its not worth it.

kroseg
kroseg
7 years ago

Why in the hell would anyone pay nearly $6000 for a pair of shoes that, by reading the comments, hurt your feet anyways? I’ve got a pair of pumps from Payless that make me look/feel sexy, they’re attractive, and they cost $30. This article made me hate elitist rich people more than I already do…none of the reasons listed in this article are valid for making me want to buy a pair of shoes that cost anywhere from $400-6000 (according to an article in Forbes). What’s the big deal? Why are you wasting money on shoes that hurt your feet anyways? Donate to a charity, for God’s sake.

sasfangirl21
sasfangirl21
8 years ago

They look great, but damn if my hurt don’t hurt like crazy after wearing them. I’ll stick with my Manolos.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
8 years ago

I have always wanted a classic pair of pumps, but the toe box is too small. I am at an age now where in don’t wear uncomfortable shoes no matter how gorgeous they are. It’s just not worth it.

Mila Mihailovic
Mila Mihailovic
8 years ago

I do not own a pair because every model I tried was super uncomfortable 🙁

Y Ajayi
Y Ajayi
8 years ago

I have one pair and I haven’t felt the need to get another. I think they were a waste of money and a bit passé now. Gimme Jimmy choo any day.

Ruthie
Ruthie
2 years ago
Reply to  Y Ajayi

I totally agree! I have shoes that are much less expensive than these and they damage as easily as my CL’s have. What a waste of money!!! I’m going to try Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik.

Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief
Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief
8 years ago

I only have one reason not to get them, they’re not comfortable. I prefer Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik. Actually, Jessica Simpson and Franco Sarto are more comfortable.

Tonya Renee Topete
Tonya Renee Topete
8 years ago

I love Jessica Simpson shoes. My favorite pair are the light tan, brown striker heel with zipper. I ADORE Franco Sarto bags and did wonder about the shoes. I”ll try them, now!

anon
anon
8 years ago

Agreed. Franco Sarto shoes look and feel amazing simultaneously! Which for some reason is too hard to ask for with Louboutin.

Sandy
Sandy
8 years ago

Ok, yes, many of the Louboiton styles are gaudy and a little street walkerish. Every now and then I come across a pair that is so very wearable and when that happens they are so worth the money. I have a couple pair of pointy toe flats, a pair of suede wedge booties, and a sling back pair of pumps with about a 3″ heel. If you ask me this is Louboutin at its best. I agree that some of the 4″ plus pumps are beautiful but let’s get real, no reasonable amount of walking can be done in them so they are of no use to me. The garish platforms that are 6″ plus, well, I can completely do without them!

Jerri R
Jerri R
8 years ago

Then you go straight to the Louboutins threads on purseforum and see just how many people are saying that they can’t walk in them.

kemilia
kemilia
8 years ago

While some of the styles are like beautiful works of art, I treasure my little wide duck feet too much to force them into uncomfortable shoes, which is what these seem to be. Even these pics make my arches cringe.

SerenLuv
SerenLuv
8 years ago

I have 2 pairs of Louboutins that I do not wear because my heels slip out of the shoes. They are gorgeous but I have no time to embarras myself by walking out of the shoes. Such a disappointment.

Lily
Lily
8 years ago
Reply to  SerenLuv

Same here, my heels are too narrow.

Jennifer
Jennifer
8 years ago
Reply to  Lily

The shoes are beautiful. I own five pair and can only walk in 3 of them because my heels slip out the back while walking:(

TexasST
TexasST
8 years ago

They are really works of art and I have 2 pairs that I have never worn because I hate toe cleavage!!! I don’t mind it so much on someone else, but for some reason every time I got to put them on all I see is toe cleavage, argh!!!

Camilla Valle
Camilla Valle
8 years ago

I love Louboutin. I saw this really exclusive pair on DAYS the new luxury fashion app. Have you ladies seen it? https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1097827734

Holly Stanton
Holly Stanton
8 years ago

I think they are boring now. Every “high fashion” look is the same. Where is the originality?

Jewish Chick
Jewish Chick
8 years ago

So happy you did a feature on CL’s! If you check out my IG (@jewish_chick), you can see my collection is made up entirely of Pigalle’s, both 100 and 120mm. I can wear them for hours and find them fairly comfortable (I do size up to a 41 though in them and I normally wear a 39.5 or a 40 in other brands)! I had a pair of So Kate’s and could not even take a few steps in them and ended up selling them!

Katherine Callaghan
Katherine Callaghan
8 years ago
Reply to  Jewish Chick

You have an AH-MAZING collection!

Jewish Chick
Jewish Chick
7 years ago

thanks so much! xx

Jewish Chick
Jewish Chick
8 years ago

aw thank you!!!

Jewish Chick
Jewish Chick
8 years ago

thanks so much! xx

Ruby
Ruby
8 years ago

I just can’t see an article of apparel that can so easily wear Itself out of shape as a good investment. Also, when shoe silhouettes change, they change EMPHATICALLY.

Stephanie Murphy
Stephanie Murphy
8 years ago

I don’t mind the discomfort of Louboutins (from time to time), but what really kills me is how quickly the red from the soles is destroyed. I tend to take good care of my nicer items, and I hate that the one thing that makes these shoes so special gets scratched off on the first wear.

TNY
TNY
8 years ago

As someone that has several pairs of Louboutins, I find that if you buy the sky high ones, your feet will hurt. It’s best to purchase the 120 or 80 MM ones. Those may not come in all the crazy styles, but you will be able to walk in them. I also own, Chanel, Jimmy Choos, Stuart Weitzman, but a classic pump in Louboutin goes a long way.

SPA
SPA
8 years ago

I have 2 pairs of flat Louboutins and they are comfortable and very chic. I can’t wear heels, wish I could !!

Mel
Mel
7 years ago

Things ultimately can’t make you happy

Ting
Ting
7 years ago

i like only the rollerboat sneakers.

Barbara C. Williams
Barbara C. Williams
2 years ago

The most beautiful shoe to me in the world and I have all types of designer shoes!

Barbara C. Williams
Barbara C. Williams
2 years ago

P.S. The Pigalles and the Irizas are the most comfortable shoes.

C gen
C gen
2 years ago

I own 3 pairs of boots with 3 inch heels. They’re very comfortable for me. I have pumps that I couldn’t wear bec there’s something wrong with my feet. I guess they’re spurs so I can’t wear closed shoes but I can wear strapped or open toe shoes. They’re actually the most comfortable boots I have. Compared to heeled Chanel’s, jimmy Cho’s, Manolo’s.