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Hey, I call things the way that I see them, and keeping it one hundred is what I do. Ghetto folks that wanna parlay as boujee, are painting the bottoms of their shoes red to simulate Christian Louboutins. People are always finding new ways to keep up with the Joneses, but not.
Sales of red gloss colors such as Duracoat’s ‘Flame’ and ‘Show Stopper’ have soared by 40 per cent compared to the same period last year and Homebase claim the surge is due to women copying the Louboutin shoes worn by their style icons which retail for up to £635.
Christian Louboutin famously came up with the idea of giving all his designs a distinctive red sole in 1992 after painting an assistant’s nail polish onto the bottom of a pair of shoes, because he felt the shoes “lacked energy”. A legend was born, and in no time, flashing a red sole became a badge of honor for the fashion pack and Hollywood stars alike.
Claire Stevenson, 24, a PA from Croydon, wanted her dream pair of Louboutins to wear to her cousin’s wedding and confessed to using the DIY trick.
She said: “There was no way I could afford to buy a pair of Louboutin heels, but I had my heart set on them and felt the pressure to be fashionable at the occasion.
“I bought a £20 pair of plain black shoes and a tester pot and recreated the designer look at home. I carefully painted the soles, let them dry overnight, and by the next day they were ready to wear.
‘I received so many compliments at the wedding about my gorgeous shoes but I didn’t have the heart to confess they were DIY fakes. It was such a success I plan on doing the same for another pair of heels.”
Well, would you rock or shall I say have you rocked DIY Loubous?
Who me? Hex no. It’s just not that serious to me. I’m cool with my BCBG, Steve Madden etc. Not to mention, I have seen affordable Loubous HERE. Don’t look at me if they aren’t real, but I assume it’s better than pulling out a can of d*mn paint. Not to mention, I bought a pair of Jimmy Choos for about $150 bucks from the Sax 5th Ave outlet store, so there are other ways around it.
Hey do you, I just don’t think it should be this serious.
Pfffft and Hmpt