Hello! I’ve heard about the Christian Louboutin pumps a long time ago, as they are usually worn by celebrities and mall chicks. But I can’t say that I ever had a desire to buy them for myself. I couldn’t just make out what could be so special about them. Well, red soles, okay, I wasn’t caught by the hype as my bestie.
I changed my opinion when I saw a video from the internet where a girl was standing in these shoes. At that moment I had a lot of pairs of different shoes and there was no need for me to buy another pair, though like from nowhere I had an instant desire risen to have these pumps by Christian Louboutin. I didn’t want the exact ones from the video (she was wearing nude colored) I wanted to have more classic and chic pumps, like the first lady wears (even though Melania wasn’t the first lady at that time, anyways) but I knew that she was constantly wearing the red-soles stilettos.
Unfortunately, there was no chance for me to buy these shoes at once, as there are no Christian Louboutin shops where I live. I also didn’t want to order them online without trying them on. Once we even visited the store in another city but unfortunately they didn’t have my size.
And the more impossible the opportunity for me to find them was, the more I was eager to finally buy these shoes.
Half a year later my husband and I were travelling around Germany and headed for Munich to visit the Christian Louboutin shop. And the luck was ours! They had the shoes of my size. All in all, I also tried on some other shoes and couldn’t walk away with only one, and actually bought two pairs.
But today I’ll speak only about the Christian Louboutin So Kate Black Patent Leather Pumps 120mm
The pumps were packed into the brand’s shoe box of brown-beige color. It looks to be made of recycled paper.
The box housed the pumps, red velvet pouch (which I find extremely convenient for storing the shoes and travelling) and a small pouch with spare heel tips.
The shoes themselves are of a superb quality. All the seams are perfectly even and no defects can be seen on them. Inside the shoes, as well as on the red soles, you can find the brand’s logo.
Material. The pumps are made of leather which is beige inside and very soft, by the way, and of black tougher leather outside. The sole is also leather and is red, more cherry red, I’d say.
If I compare my shoes with pictures on the official site, I can see no difference between them. They are absolutely identical.
Size. My feet is of 24.5cm, so I bought the 38 size of So Kate.
The heel is of 120mm height.
When I was younger I used to have complexes about my feet size. My friends had feet 2 sizes smaller which I was distraught about. But now I feel proud of my feet, as I can’t imagine a 36 size feet girl walking in these shoes, as the heels are 12mm and the arch is very high.
Peculiarities. Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps are very narrow. So before trying them on the shop assistant warned me several times that these shoes are for narrow feet. I have narrow feet and still feel uncomfortable wearing them. The sales girl also hurried to warn me that the shoes aren’t for active walks or wearing all the time. They are more “from the car to the restaurant” kind of shoes. And can’t be worn for more that 3 hours straight.
Even though I’ve had these for about a year and a half, I think that I’ve worn them 5 times max. And all those 5 times were from the “car to the restaurant” types. The red sole still looks great but I didn’t put the shoes through wear and tear to be quite frank.
The pumps are very beautiful and chic. These are the most beautiful stilettos that I’ve had. But they are uncomfortable and very narrow. Moreover the high heels and narrow toe area make them even more uncomfortable.
I’ve never regretted buying these Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps, They are perfect for night outs. The black color looks true black and makes the shoes so glam. The pumps suit any attire (no matter denim or office dress) making me look more elegant and sophisticated.
This is how the Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps look on me (my look is complemented with a dress, black thin tights and a small black clutch).
I recommend these pumps for purchase, though I highly recommend you try them on beforehand.
Even though I take these shoes as the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ever, I still take away one star as they are uncomfortable (I understand that it’s difficult to create comfy shoes with a 12mm heel though I have a lot of high-heeled pumps so I do have some to compare them with)
Price: We bought them for €515, though they are price $675 now on the official site,
Made in Italy