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Christian Louboutin Shoes

French, b. 1963

The iconic red-soled shoes by Christian Louboutin (b. 1963) have made it onto almost every red carpet since the French designer opened his first boutique in Paris in 1992. His fantastical heels have gained attention and praise for their provocative heights and arching shapes, leading the designer to be nicknamed the “King of Stilettos.”

Since childhood, Louboutin was artistic; he began sketching shoes at the age of 10 and later studied drawing at the Académie d’Art Roederer. However, it was the regular visits to the Musée national des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie, then in the Palais de la Porte Dorée, that inspired his interest in women’s shoes. Growing up in the Paris neighborhood of the museum, he regularly spent weekends there and became fascinated by a sign asking women not to wear heels on account of the antique wooden floors. The severe arch of the heel on the sign and the violent red slash through it inspired him to think about shoes as something that could be dangerous and powerful in their allure. As he has said, “I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered.”

Breaking rules came naturally to Louboutin, who dropped out of school at the age of 16 and traveled to Egypt and India. When he returned to Paris in 1981, he had his mind set on shoe design and was hired by French fashion designer Charles Jourdan whose women’s shoe designs had been popular amongst the Paris elite since 1919. Louboutin later worked as a freelancer for such fashion houses as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Roger Vivier.

When he went out on his own and opened his first boutique in the Galerie Véro-Dodat covered passage, Princess Caroline of Monaco became his first famous client. The now-revered red sole emerged with his third collection, when Louboutin noticed an assistant painting her nails bright red. He tried applying the polish to a sole and was enamored with the results. Soon, his glossy, red-bottomed heels were all the rage in the fashion world.

Today, Louboutin sells his wares in department stores and over 50 Louboutin boutiques across the world. Beyond shoes, he has also expanded into accessories, beauty lines and handbags, launching the Passage collection of bags in 2014, inspired by the location of his first boutique. Conceptual pieces like his 2007 “Pumps,” now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, have taken his stilettos to the extreme with a ballet-like en pointe silhouette balanced on a spiked heel. Louboutin is a go-to designer for celebrities, including Blake Lively, Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez (who has a song about the famed shoes), among hundreds of others. In February 2020, a retrospective of his career opened in the Palais de la Porte Dorée where it all began.

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2010s Christian Louboutin Pink Pumps
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The lovely Christian Louboutin flamingo pink suede sling-back sandal features vertiginous 16cm spike heels and 5.5 cm plateau. With open toe and embellished by a fancy decorative det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Louboutin Black and Silver Leather Boots
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Paris, FR
Louboutin black and silver leather boots featuring an high heel (3.1in. (8cm)), logo-embossed red sole, stamped Sample as an unique piece. Made in France. In good condition. ( see ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Alice Shoes Purple Suede Bow Pumps With 3" Heels Size 37
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Portland, OR
These Christian Louboutin deep purple suede pointed toe pumps have metallic leather trim and a bow on the toe box. These shoes are a fun take on a classic pump silhouette. The purple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Louis Spikes Flat Sneakers
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Elevate your look with these show stopping sneakers. Featuring a deep red suede and spikes throughout, these sneakers were originally created in 2009 and have had multiple variations...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Suede Burma Mens Potpourri Dandy Flat Loafers Gold (44 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
These Louboutin loafers for men are made of gold suede embellished with various shaped silver spikes all over the shoe. These shoes also feature the iconic shiny red lacquered soles....
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Nude Patent Leather Pigalle 120 Pumps - Size EU 38
By Christian Louboutin
Located in London, GB
Christian Louboutin Nude Patent Leather Pigalle 120 Pumps A Louboutin classic, the Pigalle pump embodies the essence of its Parisian namesake and the glamour of the district's Mouli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Size 7 Black Sequined Over The Knee Round Toe Louise Boots
By Christian Louboutin
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN "Louise" boots comes in a black sequined material featuring a round toe, over the knee, patent leather trim, side zipper, stacked heel, and it's signature red bot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Louis Spikes Sneakers 44
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Crazy and super Louboutin's men sneakers Suede Red color Decorated with a covering of tonal signature spikes Laced Original price € 1200 Worldwide express shipping included in the p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Souris 70 Pony Fur Cheetah Lace Zipper Bow Kitten Heel Shoes
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Portland, OR
These incredible Souris 70 leopard print pony hair pointed toe pumps by Christian Louboutin have a really unique black lace mesh detail. The toe box has a fabulous zipper bow with th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN "Josefa 120" Suede Leather Peep Toe Platform Pump Heels
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Thiensville, WI
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN "Josefa 120" Suede Leather Peep Toe Platform Pump Heels Estimated Retail: $1025.00 Brand / Manufacturer: Christian Louboutin Manufacturer Style Name: Josefa M...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

2000s Christian Louboutin Color Block Sandals
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The stylish Christian Louboutin fuchsia black and liliac suede and leather sandals feature a vertiginous 14 cm high stiletto heel, 3cm short plateau, and ankle buckle string fasteni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Glitz Studded Leather Loafers EU 42 UK 9 US 12
By Christian Louboutin
Located in London, GB
These loafers by Christian Louboutin are a glamorous approach to rock cool with spiked leather slippers which are a fresh update on the look, capped with silver metal, this tough-lux...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Leather Fringe Bootie
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fringe bootie by Christian Louboutin Black leather Fringe Tassel side detail Side zip detail Round toe Classic red bottom Made in Italy Condition: Great, scuffs on sole. Light le...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN "Maryl 120" Calf Hair Leopard Print Peep Toe Pumps Heels NIB
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Thiensville, WI
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN "Maryl 120" Calf Hair Leopard Print Peep Toe Pumps Heels MSRP: $895 Brand / Manufacturer: Christian Louboutin Manufacturer Style Name: Maryl 120 Style: Peep to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin PVC Trash Sling Platforms (36.EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Sandals by Christian Louboutin are a note on eco-friendly fashion as the are crafted from trash-printed PVC. Designed with peep toes, sling-backs and leopard-printed heels supported ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Red satin open-toe pump with black passementerie Christian Louboutin
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Red satin open-toe pump with black passementerie
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Early 2000s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Black suede pump with black beads and rhinestone Christian Louboutin
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black suede pump with black beads and rhinestone
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Early 2000s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Rare Vintage Christian Louboutin " Trash " Mules Shoes
By Christian Louboutin
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredibly rare vintage Christian Louboutin "Trash" mules! These are impossible to find, and were produced in very limited quantities. They were created with 'scraps' that were gathe...
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1990s Christian Louboutin Shoes

2010s Christian Louboutin Leather Gladiator High-heel Sandals
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Louboutin brick-tone genuine leather heeled sandals. Gladiator model with interwoven laces and decorative tassels, ankle strap, open heel and toe. High ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

2010s Christian Louboutin Ankle Boots
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - Italy Christian Louboutin colorblock velvet and shiny leather ankle boots. Model with open toe, closure with front laces and wide high heel and platform. The ...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Leopard Pony Hair Nuria Flat Gladiator Sandals Size (44 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR\MATERIAL: Brown leopard print pony hair and brown leather SIZE: 44 EU / 11 US COMES WITH: Box CONDITION: Good - marks, stains, indentations to the bottoms. The shoe is stored i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Suede Nude Open Toe Prive 120 Heel (37.5 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR\MATERIAL: Brown leopard print pony hair and brown leather SIZE: 37.5 EU / 6.5 US COMES WITH: Box CONDITION: Good - light scuffs and marks to bottoms. The uppers have minimal si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Louboutin Madmonica Madcarina 120 Spiked Raffia Gold
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Paris, FR
Amazing heels ! Those Louboutin are crafted from soft taupe suede and raffia. The vertiginous 120mm wedge heel is balanced by a 30 mm platform front. In very good condition. Go for i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Spiked Oxfords (45 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black MATERIAL: Patent leather/spikes SIZE: 45 EU / 12 US COMES WITH: Dust bag and original box CONDITION: Good - used shoes with marks, stains, scuffs throughout out. Made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Pik Pik Flat Nappa Laminato High Top Sneakers (44.5 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This stylish update of the timeless gladiator flat sandal comes on a relaxed flat heel and is embellished leopard print pony hair straps, brown leather and an espadrille sole. The Nu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Black and White Lady Daf Leopard Mary Jane Pump
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Louboutin Black and White Lady Daf Leopard Mary Jane Pump - 36 These amazing leopard print pumps are in very good condition with some minor wear. The shoe is completely c...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Round Toe Heeled Pumps - Size 40 UK 7 - Beige Leather
By Christian Louboutin
Located in London, GB
A lovely pair of Louboutin round toe heeled pumps. These shoes feature a round toe design, Includes 3 cm covered platform with 9 cm stacked wooden heel, to reveal signature red botto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Monnono Patent Penny Loafer - 36
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Louboutin Monnono Patent Penny Loafer - 36 These uniquely beautiful shoes are in good condition. The black part of the show is completely made of patent leather. The red t...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Brown Sueded Booties with Zip Flower (36 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Christian Louboutin beige suede booties with zipper flower. Featuring a beige suede exterior, a beige leather interior, iconic Louboutin red bottoms, and beige heels with a height of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Grey & Brown Wool Peep Toe Deroba Wedge Espadrilles (37 EU)
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: grey and brown MATERIAL: Wool. Straw and leather SIZE: 37 EU HEEL HEIGHT: 100 mm (4 inches) COMES WITH: Dust bag CONDITION: Bottoms are worn with stains & scuffs, but the to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Woman Ballet flats Black Leather IT 35.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Milan, IT
Shoe, leather, solid color, shiny effect, patent, square toe, branded sole. Product Condition: Very Good Sole: negligible residues. Upper: slightly visible deformation. Insole: negl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

2010s Christian Louboutin Color Block Patent Leather Slingback
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The lovely Christian Louboutin black, light blue, fuchsia and yellow patent leather color block slingback with beige leather insole and red iconic sole, it features 14 cm spike heels...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Yoyo Tassel Heel
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Yoyo" tassel heel by Christian Louboutin Black satin heel Decorative cord tassel detail on back. Round toe Peep toe Leather insole Slingback Made in Italy Condition: Excellent,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Chinese Dragon Heels
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Elevate your look with these amazing Louboutin heels! Circa 2000s, these heels are crafted from teal/rich red suede and gold metallic leather to form a Chinese dragon motif. Dragon f...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Animal Print Pony Hair Peeptoe Slingback - 42
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Louboutin Animal Print Peeptoe Pony Hair Slingback - 42. These fun peeptoe heels are covered in animal print pony hair. They are tan, brown, and black in color. These shoes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Size 9.5 Black Spikes Suede Cap Toe Loafers
By Christian Louboutin
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Loafers Shoes comes in a black suede and patent leather material, featuring a cap toe with multicolored spike embellishments and a black trim, resoled. With spike...
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Late 20th Century Christian Louboutin Shoes

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN S/S 2009 "Very Galaxy" Mirrored Metallic Art Deco Pumps
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Thiensville, WI
Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2009 "Very Galaxy" 100 mm silver/gold mirrored sequin open toe platform pumps. All over silver/gold mirrored sequins in geometric art deco motif. Pe...
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Early 2000s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Earthtones Snake Peeptoe Slingbacks - 42
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Louboutin Earthtones Snake Peeptoe Slingbacks - 42. These peeptoe slingbacks are made of earthtone colored snake skin. The heels are a burgundy color patent leather They a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Louis Python Leather High Top Trainers/Sneakers - Size 40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in London, GB
A LOVELY PAIR OF LOUBOUTIN LOUIS PYTHON LEATHER HIGH TOP TRAINERS FOR SALE IN A SIZE 40. A PRE-LOVED PAIR IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. BRAND Christian Louboutin COLOUR Gold, Silver A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin 2000s Black Peep Toe Stiletto Booties
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Show everyones whose boss with these killer Louboutin stiletto booties! Circa 2000s, these peep toe stilettos are crafted from black leather and feature glossy black leather lacing u...
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2010s Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Red Patten Zipper Detail Heel - 40
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Louboutin Red Patten Zipper Detail Heel - 40 These beautiful and unique shoes are in good condition. There is some wear on the bottom of the shoes and the front where the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin "Barbaria" Espadrillas 39
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Beautiful and original Louboutin shoes High wedge Canvas Black color Heel height cm 12 (5.5 inches) Plateau height cm 7,5 (2.95 inches plateau) New without box Worldwide express ship...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

2010s Christian Louboutin Espadrilles
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The lovely Christian Louboutin leather espadrilles feature a 14 cm high raffia platform and 4 cm high comfort plateau. Gold-tone and bordeaux decorated crossed strings embellished th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Christian Louboutin Black Suede Flats with Tie Up Front - 37.5
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Christian Louboutin Black Suede Flats with Tie Up Front. These Size 37.5 Shoes are in Very Good Condition with Moderate Wear on the Bottom.
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Louboutin Black Satin Patterned Mules
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Louboutin black satin patterned mules, heel 2" ~ size 38.5
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

Louboutin Taupe Woven Shoes
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Louboutin taupe woven shoes with flower detail and 3" heels.
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Louboutin Shoes

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Questions About Christian Louboutin Shoes
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Louboutin shoes are so expensive because of their craftsmanship, luxury materials, and brand name. These shoes are highly coveted and therefore in high demand, which also works to drive up the price.