Hello gals! Today I am giving you the details on my Louboutin’s but before I do I have to tell you why I got them and how I chose this shoe for my first big designer purchase. For the past 5 years, yes you read that correctly 5 years, I have wanted red bottoms! My Birthday is the day after Christmas and every year I would say, “This is the year I buy myself Louboutin’s!”, but then I just couldn’t get myself to buy them. I love having nice things but actually paying for them is a different story.
I got pretty close to buying them several times but just talked myself out of it. As I was thinking what I wanted for my 26th birthday, I knew just the thing. I finally pulled the trigger and made the huge purchase. It was hard to dish out that kind of money for shoes, not gonna lie. I don’t own anything in my closet nearly this expensive but I had done a lot of research on the first designer item I wanted and these were it.
I researched the color, type of leather, heel height, comfort, width, fit, look and so many other things before I purchased them so I felt pretty well informed on the decision. The exact shoe I have are the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies 85 Leather Pump in Nude.
I knew that these were a classic style that I would have for years to come. You really can’t go wrong with pointed toe nude leather pumps. I have worn them several times since I got them and my verdict is in. Drum roll ….please…I LOVE THEM!
I ordered them in a size 37.7 which is a US size 7.5. I’m a 7 in all my other shoes but since I read that they run narrow, I thought I would go up half a size to compensate for how skinny the shoe is. I also ordered them from Saks which I knew I could exchange for a larger or smaller size if they didn’t fit.
At first, they were so tight! I was so worried that I made a terrible decision in spending this much money for the most uncomfortable shoes in the world. Luckily, after a couple of wears, they did loosen up a bit and molded to my feet a little better.
I am not going to lie to you and say they are super comfy like slippers because they are not. The longest I have worn them for has been maybe 3-4 hours. After that, I’m so done! I should also disclose that finding comfortable shoes for my feet is super difficult. Every heel hurts me. I’m just not a very good heel person if that makes any sense. I have never found a pair of pumps that I can wear for hours upon hours at a time. This is partly the reason why I went with the 85mm rather than the 100mm. I wanted a good heel that was not too high so that I could wear them longer and not die.
I purchased them as a gift to myself (well Raymond bought them too since we share our money, lol) so that I could wear them whenever and with whatever outfit. I didn’t want them to be just a special occasion shoe because that would mean only for special dates or weddings etc. I have worn them several times and they go perfect with any outfit and make you feel classy and put together. Yes, I am still talking about a shoe, I’m clearly in love.
Some advice I would give you if you are looking to purchase Louboutin’s is do your research! Go to Saks and try them on. Ask the sales person to give you some advice on the fit of the style you like. Apparently, every style fits so differently. Research the height that you are comfortable walking in because this will make or break the shoe.
There are so many styles like the very popular, So Kate’s which are the iconic Louboutin pump that I could never imagine myself wearing because of how high they are (120mm!!). I also went back and forth between the Pigalle Follies or the Decolette, both 85mm, but thought the Decollete were too pointy.
Also, let’s talk toe cleavage. I don’t mind it at all but I know some ladies totally hate that. So take a look and see if the style you like is more covered at the top of your foot rather than exposed like the ones I have.
I purchased a clear sole protector to protect the red soles from chipping and fading over time and that was the best decision! They were about $30 and I bought them from here. I actually purchased 2 of them because I wanted to apply both of them on for extra protection. You apply them like you would a screen protector for your phone. They were very easy to apply.
Overall I would say they are a beautiful shoe, fit well, not made for dancing for sure, but definitely wearable. Now are they worth the money? They we’re a gift to myself for my 26th birthday and if I could own several pairs I would. So they are kind of special to me. At the end of the day they are just shoes (shhh don’t tell them I said that). If they are worth it to you go for it, if not then there are plenty of other nude pumps that are a similar look for much less. To me they were worth the investment. Ps I told Raymond that and he was like “you know an investment gives you something in return right” and I said “yes these give me confidence and make me happy!”, haha!! I think any good shoe will do that!
Thanks for reading ladies and let me know if you would purchase these for yourself!