Red is said to symbolise love, passion and blood, which empowers women and unleashes their inner confidence, allowing them to break the constraints of society, whilst wearing the ‘forbidden shoe.
What is so special about Louboutins?
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.
Christian Louboutin sells more than half a million pairs of shoes a year, at prices ranging from $500 for espadrilles to $6,000 for super-platform pumps covered in thousands of tiny, sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Why are red soles expensive?
Using the most exotic leather, embellishments, and silhouette ideas, Louboutin red soles are created keeping in mind its customer’s demands. The craftsmanship involves sketching, material selection, polishing, and finishing – a long-drawn process of 30 steps – which all add up to the price tag of the red soles.
The soles of Christian Louboutin shoes are made of bright red leather, which is really smooth and silky, so they can be quite difficult to walk in on shiny or slippery surfaces due to no grip.
What Do Christian Louboutin Recommend? The official Louboutin website simply states – “the red lacquer sole will wear off with use of the shoes” – they also emphasise the fact that wearing of the red soles is not a manufacturing fault or defect in the shoes.