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High heel sneakers from Christian Louboutin

It’s 100% a mystery to me why more designers don’t produce high heel sneakers. Every time a pair come on the market they fly off the shelves. Anyhow, Christian Louboutin knows a money-making shoe when he sees one, hence his new Boltina trainer high heel. This new 4.8 inch stiletto has mesh side-panels and lining just like a …

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Saint Laurent’s Tribute sandals – and the Tribtoo too

Saint Laurent’s platform Tribute sandal made its debut in 2004 under the brand’s then creative director Stefano Pilati. Back then, Saint Laurent was known as Yves Saint Laurent and Tribute fast became a celebrity favorite. Production of the shoe continued after French fashion designer Hedi Slimane took over the brand in 2013, rebadging YSL as Saint Laurent. …

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Gianmarco Lorenzi sandals: creating dreams on women’s feet

Gianmarco Lorenzi’s mission statement is to create dreams on women’s feet. He’s been doing that for over 30 years, finding particular fame with the double platform look featured here. So much so that the indented Lorenzi platform was rapidly copied in stripper shoes. Many of Lorenzi’s recent creations have incorporated the double platform, including the Daisy leather sandals embellished with  yellow gold Swarovski …

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BB pump by Manolo Blahnik: “totally timeless and very chic and flattering”

In 2012 Manolo Blahnik confirmed that his BB pump is the best-selling shoe he had ever produced, describing it as “totally timeless and very chic and flattering.” BB is named after sex symbol Brigitte Bardot, and it is inspired by the fashions of the 1950s when Bardot reigned supreme. Blahnik reintroduced the BB court shoe in 2009, and …

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Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle high heel: “the design that encapsulates my career”

With its trademark red sole and revealing toe-cleavage, the classic Pigalle pump is Christian Louboutin’s most popular and revered stiletto of his 20+ year design career. The shoe is named Pigalle after one of Louboutin’s favorite neighborhoods in Paris: the Quartier Pigalle is home to the famous Moulin Rogue cabaret as well as dozens of …

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Cesare Casadei’s Blade high heel: a magnificent obsession

  In the same way that the Charlotte Olympia platform has come to define that brand’s shoes, or the Alexander McQueen armadillo heels have allowed McQueen’s legacy to live beyond the grave, Cesare Casadei’s blade heel has become the label’s signature tune. Casadei is already describing it as “iconic.” Launched in 2011, the ‘blade’ heel is …

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Christian Louboutin’s iconic Pigalle high heels turn 10 years old

At the 10th birthday party of his favourite high heels, HighHeelsDaily.com reflects on the secrets to Christian Louboutin’s success. Now nearly as famous as its creator himself, this season Christian Louboutin’s iconic black high heel the Pigalle turned 10 years old. A sleek, low-cut heel with Louboutin’s trademark red sole, Pigalle’s soaring stiletto is the …

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