Louboutin shoes are wildly famous, especially among celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker. For that reason, chances are you know what makes them stand out from other luxury heels: the red soles. It’s hard not to know about them. In the past year alone stories have circulated about people painting their own soles red to fake the Louboutin look. There was a controversy over whether other shoe manufacturers should be allowed to copy the look. Plus, a couple of weeks ago, women around the web were shocked when Martha Stewart admitted to painting over her actual Louboutins with black paint, because she doesn’t like the red-soled look. But whether you love Louboutin’s signature on your shoe or hate it, it’s undoubtedly iconic. Yet despite its symbolic status, many don’t know the origin of it. Why are Louboutin soles painted red?
In this clip from an episode of Resale Royalty, Laura Maurice stumbles upon a pair of Louboutins made famous in a Sex and the City season finale. She takes the opportunity to explain why as a resale professional they’re such a great find and to explain the history of the first time Christian Louboutin painted one of his shoes and changed the world.