If you don't know a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes by their name, you definitely know the brand by its famous cherry red lacquered soles— also referred to as "red bottoms".
Loubs, Loubies, Louboutins, whatever you refer to these sexy stilettos as, it doesn't really matter because their red bottoms speak for themselves.
Christian Louboutin is a French brand, synonymous with sexiness and luxuriousness. Luxury always seems to come with a price, so the cheapest pair of Christian Louboutin heels starts at around $600 and caps at about 4k for a pair drenched in Swarovski crystals.
Regardless of the price, Christian Louboutin shoes continue to remain top sellers, and are seen on countless celebrities, Instagram influencers, fashionistas, and shoe lovers worldwide.
Here, top women's fashion blog, Shop It To Me, will uncover the wonderful world of Louboutin with our Christian Louboutin Shoes Buying Guide, to help you better understand the difference between this famed designer's most popular shoe styles. Let's GO . . .
What is a MM and why is this important?
First a very important piece of information: the MM. You'll often see a number such as 100 next to a pair of Louboutin's and this stands for the height of the heel in millimeters. The higher the MM number the higher the heel height. For example:
80 MM = 3.15" / 85 MM = 3.45" / 100 MM = 3.94" / 105 MM = 4.13" / 120 MM = 4.72" / 130 MM = 5.12"
Also, something to keep in mind, if you don't like the MM on the style of shoe you're viewing, chances are that it comes in another MM or heel height. Christian Louboutin makes the same style of shoes in different MM sizes and sometimes you'll even see a popular red bottom style with the word "platform" after it, meaning that it's the same shape and style of said heel, but with an added platform for comfort.
Basically, Christian Louboutin knows that women love options, and he's clearly giving us just that with his very diverse and numerous Louboutin styles! And of course we can't outline every single Louboutin style here or you would be reading a novel, but we are definitely going to equip you with all the Louboutin buying knowledge that you'll need to make an informed decision about your next pair of red bottoms.
Christian Louboutin Sizing
Also super important to note is this: Christian Louboutin sizing is ALL over the place. What works in terms of sizing up for others may or may not work for you. And you can't count on your shoe size to be the same for all Louboutin's across the board. The truth is, it's best to go into a CL store, or a store that sells Loubs such as Nordstrom, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, etc, so that you can try on the styles for yourself.
Many women also have success with stretching their Louboutin's if the toe box is too tight etc, yet some women say they stretch with ease and that you should stick to your normal shoe size. Honestly, it's a gamble, but that's part of the thrill and the hunt for the elusive best fitting pair of Louboutin's for your feet.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle
The Christian Louboutin Pigalle is favored for its low sides and short toe box, making for the ultimate toe cleavage effect. Shoe lovers love to take "shoefies" with this pair of red bottoms on.
And, like most Louboutins, this style comes in multiple colors and fabrics like regular leather, patent leather, suede, etc. So if you don't love the color combo or fabric of the Loubies that we're showing you, don't worry, check out the insane inventory of Louboutin's out there to choose from.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies
Another take on the Pigalle, the Pigalle Follies, this CL pump actually features a cushioned insole, so in terms of comfort, this pump is going to give it to you. The toe box is not as short as the above mentioned Pigalle, so if you have longer toes, you might want to opt for this style.
Christian Louboutin So Kate
Christian Louboutin's So Kate is named after the infamous model, Kate Moss, who favors this shoe above all others. Louboutin's So Kate has the thinnest heel in comparison to the Pigalles, and the toe box is the pointiest. The toe box is longer than the Pigalle, so even though it's sharp, there's some wiggle room for your toes.
Christian Louboutin Iriza
The Christian Louboutin Iriza comes in new textures and colors each season, so it's definitely a fun shoe to collect and watch out for. Also, this sexy shoe is available in the form of flats, as well as different heel heights, catering to a variety of women's wants.
Christian Louboutin Very Prive
If you're looking for a pair of pumps with a built in platform, the Louboutin Very Prive is the pump for you. These stilettos come in the form of a peep toe and are said to be easier to walk in than most Loubs. This Louboutin lace peep toe platform is perfect for any wedding or bridal moment.
Are Christian Louboutin Shoes Worth It
Christian Louboutin shoes are absolutely worth buying. They are beautifully crafted and there is truly a CL shoe for everyone out there.
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Happy Shopping Shoe Lovers !!!