Santa has been kind this year and I am a proud owner of some Laboutin shoes. Hurrah! I thought this was definitely worth a blog post so here's a bit of background on the famous red sole.
Laboutin apparently helped bring heels back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s with heels as high as 4.72 inches and higher. Although he adds many a decorative touch to his designs he is most well known for his signature shiny red lacquered soles first seen in 1992 known as "sammy red bottoms" (Apparently Danielle Steele has 6000 pairs!)
It has been recently reported in the news that Laboutin can now trademark his red soles after winning an appeal. Courts say Laboutin can trademark this aspect of the shoe to protect the design against competitors particularly the red sole designs of Yves Saint Laurent, the only exception being if the shoe itself is red which means YSL can continue to produce their monochrome Tribtoo platform pumps. Everyone's a winner!
I'm saving my new flat version for new year's eve possibly wearing all black so the shoes are my statement I think, or maybe just place them on my mantelpiece to look at :-) lovely!