First of all I have to say that it is very difficult for me to spend a big amount of money in shoes. I damage them very easily so they never last long! I bought some really expensive shoes in the past but in the last years I'm happy with Zara. What can I say? True is I always felt some attraction for those red soles even knowing that many Louboutin owners are posers showing off and yes, I admit some models are cheesy. But girls will be girls and I like the classic Louboutin shoes, actually I find them really pretty (and sexy). So after some talking about my big purchase in Paris, someone (yes, you know who you are) convinced me that it was about time to buy a pair of designer shoes once I made some investments in bags in the last years.
I had tried some Louboutin shoes before but this was my first time inside a Louboutin store. That's Disneyland for women. I went to the one in Saint Honorè and at a first glance you can't imagine how big it is. It has two floors, shoes everywhere and a giant ferris wheel (with more shoes) that my friend made it spin and almost ruined the entire store. I was already imagining us being kicked out the store when she finally managed to stop the wheel. It was a funny moment, I must say...
Unlike many stores in Paris, the staff in Christian Louboutin is extremely friendly. I was sitted down in a big opulent chair right away and it is important to say that the store was full of people and everyone was having a special treatment. I wanted some Bianca shoes. Nude or black, I think they are one of the most elegant shoes in the world.
I was surprised by the big amount of shoes they had in stock but there was not a single pair of Bianca in 37.5 size. The nice boy from staff told me that Bianca was the most wanted shoe in Paris and my size is the first to get sold out. He called the other two stores in Paris. Nothing. So I decided to try two other models I like: Bibi and Pigalle.
The first ones were extremely uncomfortable, too high for me and I refuse to buy something that I know I'm not going to wear (been there, done that, learned!). The stilettos were more comfortable, I liked to see them on my feet but there was a tiny little problem... The left shoe was too large for my foot, that is, who would say, my bigger foot. I thought I was getting crazy and I tried a different pair in the same model. Happened again. The left shoe just fell in the floor while I was walking.
I know, I know... The problem must be in my feet and not in the shoes. I walked a lot that day, maybe something weird happen, I don't know. When I have something in my mind I'm pretty determined. I wanted to buy a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes that afternoon. Didn't happen. I was sad but relieved at the same time. I acted like a fool, it was too much money for a pair of shoes and I have to admit, mainly after this, that Louboutin is indeed overrated. I left the store and I went straight to Chanel where I bought the earrings and I'm really happy I did it. Maybe I'll buy a pair during sales season but right now I think the universe (aka my feet) was telling me that Louboutin is so 2008 and everything happens for a reason. I'm already seeing some Charlotte Olympia blinking at me...
(Hey I'm joking ok? They are gorgeous but shoes this expensive only on sale, decision made!)