This is why Louboutin heels have a red sole

Laura Capon
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From Cosmopolitan UK

When you ask any girl what their dream designer purchase would be, I can bet that a pair of Christian Louboutin heels would be at the top of almost everybody's list.

With their sky heel stiletto heel and iconic red sole, Louboutin's are the fashion statement we wish we could afford to make.

But we never knew the story behind the iconic red sole until now. After dissecting Christian Louboutin's Rizzoli book, Marie Claire discovered that as well as starting off his career as a landscape gardener, it was actually nail polish that gave Louboutin his inspiration.

After stealing his assistant's red nail polish, Louboutin painted the boring black sole on a shoe just to see what it looked like. But in the end he loved the result so much that from then on he produced all his shoes with a red lacquered sole.

Luckily Louboutin doesn't use red nail polish anymore to paint his shoes, but if your budget can't quite stretch to a pair of heels, you can now buy a 'Rouge Louboutin' nail polish that is exactly the same colour as those iconic soles.

Buy now Christian Louboutin Nail Colour in 'Rouge Louboutin', Net A Porter, £38

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H/T Marie Claire.

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