How To Protect Christian Louboutin Soles

Fashion | Apr 13, 2013

Hi Stiletts,

Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 6.08.32 PMAs you know, Christian Louboutin is mainly known for his signature red soles. I happen to think that’s marketing genius. Apart from the fact that he’s an amazing designer, I think his signature has definitely helped him reach the top. What I don’t like is how other shoe designers came up with the same concept but different colors. Come on now. Let me not even get started on how YSL launched a red bottom shoe once. I lost total respect for the brand at that point. If you didn’t know about it, the two brands went head to head in court, and the Judge ruled against Christian Louboutin, stating that color in fashion is a necessity and therefore cannot be trademarked by a designer. I think that Judge knew nothing about fashion, if you ask me.

But Christian Louboutin appealed the verdict a few months later, and the Federal Court ruled that the red bottom signature is in fact a trademark of Christian Louboutin, and no other designers can do that, unless the shoe is red. Don’t really get it, but still happy that he was able to appeal it and win.

Back to the soles….If you have had a pair of Louboutins, then you already know that the soles are only that perfect and pretty when they are brand new. Once you wear them the bottom wears off and so the red paint goes away best diet pills to lose weight. I’ve gotten many emails from my Stiletts freaking out about this; wondering if they did anything wrong or if they should take them back. It is absolutely normal.

Some people want to “protect” the soles. I, personally, like the worn shoe look. As much as I love the beautiful red on the bottom of my shoe, I don’t mind when it starts going away. I think shoes are supposed to do that. To me they look more real and natural. But I can totally see how some would want to preserve that.

Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 6.28.16 PMI don’t have any experience with any services or products that do this. However I’m happy to share what I’ve heard others do to protect them. The Christian Louboutin boutique in Los Angeles once recommended a shoe repair spot for me to stretch these boots I had just gotten. I figured if they were recommended by them, they were good. When I went there, the lady asked me if I wanted to add a red rubber to the bottom of my shoe so the red doesn’t go away.  I wasn’t interested in doing that cuz I love my shoes as they are, but I was curious to see what she was referring to.

Screen Shot 2013-04-12 at 6.44.03 PMShe showed me a few different pairs they had just done. It was basically a thin red rubber (not exactly identical to the red Louboutin soles, but close). They place it only on the bottom of the shoe, the part that would get come off once walking. It’s a cool concept for those that absolutely cannot see the shoes any other way but all red. But for me it just isn’t my thing.

Another company I’ve come across is Protect Your Pumps. They provide a non slip transparent adhesive that you cut and place on the soles of your shoes. It is supposed to protect them from “dirt, grime, unattractive scratches and scrapes”. Have never tried it, but something you might want to consider.

There are also a lot of products on Ebay but I personally don’t buy too much stuff on there. Just a personal preference. But I looked just now and they have similar products as the ones I mentioned above. Amazon seems to have a few as well. So feel free to check those out too if you are looking for cheaper alternatives.

If you have any other questions, leave a comment and I’ll respond ?