Louboutin Shoes: Are They Really Worth The Money And The Buzz?

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We’ve all followed the news and found out how Christian Louboutin is fighting to protect their red soles. For that’s what the world has come to: fighting not for the quality but for the appearance of merchandise. Subjective, I know, but you know it’s out there!

Another thing about the famed Louboutin shoes, besides their red soles? Their price. You know that if you want a piece of that red sole, you’ll have to pay dearly for a chance to wear it down. Well, my daahlings, since I never owned a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and I cannot speak from my personal experience, I have to share another’s direct interactions with the Louboutins.

And, sadly, there was not a happy experience (you can read all about it here). It would appear that the $900 Christian Louboutin ankle boots were worn out at the end of an 8 – hour wear day! A single, first day of wearing the Louboutin booties and they were completely wrecked (check out the zipper, not to mention the heel)! And yes, they were the real deal! (unless Bergdorf sells fakes) How do you weigh in? (see larger images by clicking on the picture, also check out the worn out Loubs after the jump!)

Worn out Louboutins

Christian Louboutin ankle boots slightly worn


#1 Ellington on 09.21.11 at 7:21 am

I do hope that she took them back, because for that kind of dosh, the wear and tear for a day’s wear is scandalous!

#2 ajginger on 09.21.11 at 8:30 am

I told ya some time ago! Or did I not? Other expensive brands have the same issues. Never been impressed by these shoes anyway. All you pay the money for is a name, a label…..it’s for sheeps. Rich sheeps. So!

The heel..mwah..try to walk on these on Dutch stones..lol…but the soles?? No, no…..can you imagine me walking on high heels this like this on my toes to save the heels? Ja, ja…no more!

#3 Madison Chua on 09.21.11 at 5:22 pm

Show us the official receipt. Show us all angles of the shoe. Because the “before”and “after” shoes are not the same pair.

#4 ajginger on 09.21.11 at 5:31 pm

Ah, you have a sharp eye! I have to give you that. :)
But the facts are true. Read enough about this to believe it.

#5 Allison on 09.21.11 at 6:16 pm

Well I’m sorry but this stinks. I am by no means wealthy but I own four pairs of Louboutins – and yes some of them are sky high but they are the most comfortable shoes. It’s all in the angle of the shank, I do not regret a penny I spent on them.

The bottom line is that if you “stomp around like a clydesdale” in any shoes they’re going to get damaged. I have $50 boots I wear most of the day and guess what? I still make sure I don’t step on a crack in the sidewalk becuse I don’t want to scrape the heel as in one of your photos.

It’s just inverted snobbery, if people are stupid enough to pay $2000 for shoes and then treat them like crap they have my sympathies.

#6 ajginger on 09.22.11 at 5:09 am

Anyone who can walk on high heels knows that in a few seconds when they try out a shoe or a boot. There’s a lot of cheaper and great looking shoewear out there with a good angle of the shank. That’s what it’s all about for comfort whether a shoe is high or low. Even a low heel or flat shoe can cause damage when the angle ain’t right. To the shoe itself or the body.

When I am in a hurry I have no time to stare all the time to the ground to avoid all the cracks in the sidewalk. And it doesn’t look that elegant either to stare at the stones all the time with one’s head down does it?

The whole label madness is inverted snobbery to upgrade certain bankaccounts. That’s my opinion since years.

What has happen to the new IT-bag of the season with long waiting lists?

#7 Allison on 09.22.11 at 6:42 pm

AJginger – I mentioned the comfort issue because people always assume Louboutins are uncomfortable but they’re not.

Sorry but I disagree with your observation about cracks in the sidewalk. I don’t walk round with my head down all the time but it’s simple common sense to look where you’re going. By your rationale I presume all your shoes have scraped heels and are covered in dog poop?

Having said that, you’re entitled to your opinion and I respect it.

#8 ajginger on 09.23.11 at 4:07 am

Allison; what a charming and stylish reply. That’s all.

#9 Allison on 09.23.11 at 5:19 am

I meant it in jest but I hate when people are rude on forums so, if I offened you, please accept my apology.
I think we’re getting bogged-down in the details here; any heels will get scraped if you step on a crack so it’s really not a quality issue.
Anyway, I have some and I like them – final word on the subject.

#10 kpriss on 09.23.11 at 7:23 am

Sweethearts, if anything – Louboutins are not worth fighting for! Just a pair of shoes. We’re united in style here and we all love each other! plus… surprises comin’ over! Can’t say much, today I have to flee, I have to prep the birthday party for one of the boys (who specifically asked for his girl – friend to attend – if I can be excused for saying “his girlfriend” while our boy just turned 5 today and the girlfriend in question is joyfully heading for a 3y anniversary this December. Oh, life! How they grow up, huh? So yeah, I have to keep it short today, but I’ll be back, daaaahlings! In the mean time, check out Drive, please? pretty, pretty please?)

like they say, peace on Earth and pretty shoes :P

#11 Allison on 09.23.11 at 7:34 am

Very true!
Enjoy the party

#12 ajginger on 09.23.11 at 6:27 pm

Okay, Allison, no problem at all. I LOVE all my footwear you see and treat them like that; the cheaper ones as the more expensive ones ;) :)

Aww, Kpriss you probably don’t read this anymore so I hope the party is fun and the “young lovers” blossom with joy. Many hugs to you and the family :) :*

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