Dugueclina bootie

Beautiful practical booties from Christian Louboutin

Dugueclina bootieChristian Louboutin’s shoes may not be known for their comfort or practicality – in fact earlier this year Louboutin famously declared he hated comfort – but the designer may have gotten the combination just right with this new leopard-look bootie from his fall and winter 2012 collection.

Unlike some of his more towering stilettos, the Dugueclina has a 4 inch heel – that’s an average height, by today’s standards – and no platform. Practicality is enhanced because it is a simple slip-on with no laces or buckles anywhere to be seen.

Best of all, the Dugueclina is not a peep-toe bootie! That fashion trend was difficult to understand in the first place – booties are supposed to keep you warm, not freeze your toes off – so hopefully Louboutin is leading the charge in the other direction.

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The Dugueclina exhibits typical Louboutin craftsmanship, with elegant dipped sides and beautiful flowing lines. The bootie is available in black suede or plum suede from Neiman Marcus for $995, or in leopard or black leather from Louboutin for €795.