I love a sexy heel like the next gal but, in honesty, I usually have a pair of emergency flats when I am wearing them. Yes, there was a time where I was able to do severe damage to my feet by wearing them all day and, in my twenties, my feet were much more forgiving of the torture I put them through. Nowadays, in my late thirties, I just don’t have the same tolerance level. It’s sort of like drinking, I guess. When I was younger I could rebound like a champ and now, after one glass of wine, I notice a significant difference in my ability to get things done the next day. In addition to that, in my later years, I’ve become way too pragmatic and comfort-centric to wear heels all the time. I’ve got stuff to do, man. I work on my feet most of the day and don’t have a lot of time to ooch and ouch through my to-do list.
Christian Louboutin Links Flat Shoes to Depression
Well, Christian Louboutin says he hates the whole “concept of comfort” and was quoted as saying “It’s like when people say, ‘Well, we’re not really in love but we’re in a comfortable relationship.’ You’re abandoning a lot of ideas when you’re too into comfort. ‘Comfy’ — that’s one of the WORST words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It’s really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable clogs.”
So, based on that quote, are we to compare this image to the image of a woman with bunions getting hammer toes repaired? Just wondering.
And, hold on there Mr. Louboutin, there certainly is a broad spectrum between a farty pair of comfortable clogs and a stylish, yet comfortable shoe. Is it really fair of you to lump every pair of non-heeled shoes into one big mass of sadness?
Apparently he does, Christian Louboutin says that women should do without the comforts of sneakers, ballet flats and UGG boots. Um…okay.
Let’s be Frank, a day spent in a pair of ballet flats is hardly a day of comfort spent. Few have much support and, often, my dogs are barking after a whole day of wearing a pair. Granted it’s a different sort of pain compared to when I wear a pair of heels, but it ain’t a carnival ride, I assure you. UGGS. Well, there have been tons of reports stating that UGGS can cause major damage to your feet which is why I bought the UGG inserts that offer me some arch support while creating less of a loose fit when the boots start to stretch out. I just laid these inserts on top of the current insoles that were stitched into the boot.
Anyway, I digress.
Yes, just about every woman envisions herself, first of all, being able to even afford a pair of Louboutins. And secondly, imagine a lifestyle where prancing around in a pair, all day every day, is their glamorous reality. Yet, for most (especially we New Yorkers whose main mode of transportation is our feet), as comfortable as these enviable red soled shoes may be, this ins’t a reality. Sorry buddy, but the great unwashed masses, like ourselves, will have a pair (or ten pairs) of flat shoes in our closet. Can you ever forgive us?
HOWEVER, if you’re amongst those wondering if, maybe, Christian Louboutin is right, and you’re considering going home tonight and making a bonfire of your depressing flat shoes. Hold on one second before you throw the gasoline over your ugly Uggs and shameful sneakers. He also says that he actually isn’t designing his shoes for women. He’s designing them for men. He says, “The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men. Men are like bulls. They cannot resist the red sole.”
Oh no he di’n’t. What a d*ck.
That said, I’d still happily wear a pair of your heels Mr. Louboutin…while carrying a pair of flats in my bag. Let me know if you need my mailing address. OK? Thanks.