The woman carries the clothes, but the shoe carries the woman.
– Christian Louboutin, shoe designer.
Nice quote but ironic coming from Mr. Louboutin given his recent influx of impolite shoe designs. Seems to me these unattractive devices of torture certainly do not carry the woman. Indeed this style of shoe gives women an awkward gait, struggling from step to step with fingers crossed that they won’t take an embarrassing tumble. And this shoe is an inappropriate choice pretty much everywhere except perhaps for a strip club.
Mr. Louboutin commented in a video, shown at the recent Fashion Institute of Technology shoe exhibit, that he created a very high heel thinking: Oh, women will not wear this. But they did, so he created even higher and higher, and he says (with a shrug in his tone) that he’ll keep on raising the heel as long as women keep buying.