Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Giving Louboutins Another Chance


Since the patent Louboutins which I loved, bit my feet, crunched them hard and induced blisters to flare each time I wore them, I've thrown all of them away in exasperation. The shoe cabinet has resolutely steered clear of Louboutins.

Today, I stepped into the boutique and was quite tempted by the non-patent leather ones. The front on a couple of pairs look wider than say those designs 2 years ago. "New and improved styles", the sales rep proclaimed. I was like, whatever. It was the girlfriend who wanted to buy a pair of bling bling heels. She took a really long time in selecting, shortlisting, trying and posing.

With all that waiting, I was bored, so I also tried on a few pairs of not-too-fancy shoes with heels of a reasonable height. Hmmmm. The label has definitely done something to the mould of these shoes. Strangely, they now fit quite alright. It can't be just the weight loss. I've bunions and wide feet. The overall weight loss can't have made the feet lose the blubber too right?! Then the girlfriend reminded me that in a matter of 10 months, I've dropped 2 ring sizes, so why not a better fit for Louboutins. In response, I glared at her.

I put on the patent ones again, just to see if they feel alright now. They felt odd. They were still hard and unfriendly. As the saying goes, if it doesn't fit now, it ain't gonna fit ever. All the sales pitch about leather expanding after some wearing is bullshit. So I decided to give the softer matte leather ones a shot. 2 pairs- 1 peep-toe and 1 covered-regular. Let's see if they'll piss me off.

12 comments:

tuti said...

elegant! nice and simple lines.

i laughed when i read your 'if it doesn't fit now, it ain't gonna fit ever'.

it's true, if they are unwieldy at first, they'll stay that way. i've bought the shoe expanding thingy that they use in professional stores, and even after two weeks, they stay put. it's a wonder how strong the glue was. i almost tore the edge apart. hah.

Anonymous said...

But u got two pairs for something that have a history of biting your feet... Not to mention you ended up throwing them away... It's a bit wasteful I feel for something that cost almost 1k sgd... And i believe they might cost more since you get them in Jkt... Not saying you can't spend the money anyway you like it of course...

sinlady said...

hmm...i am keeping my fingers crossed for you. they look lovely...

b.muse said...

Wow nice! They look good on you, hope they stay reasonably comfy! :)

ame said...

the height of those heels!

din realise u were away. lost both my lunch partners today!

imp said...

tuti: I tried those shoe expanding thingy- doesn't quite work that well. So will just stick to first try on the feet for fit.

anon@2.03pm: I'm boring that way. If something works for me, I get them in twos or threes of different colors. Decided to take a gamble with a different cut and leather. So far, the shoes have been worn and both seem fine. A pleasant surprise that both are comfortable and don't bite like the previous pairs.

sinlady + b.muse: one pair lasted fine for last night and the other lasted all day today, so I think they've safely passed the test!

ame: it's got a hidden platform, not that high! Only for dinners I suppose. I don't even walk very far in my usual 2-inch heels anyway. Heeeee.

JoMel said...

I will just trip and fall face flat in those. Guaranteed!

imp said...

jomel: i won't fall, but i won't walk very well in them! Totter, can!

corsage said...

i like eeeet veerrry much. The heels are at the perfect height in my books. muahaha!

imp said...

corsage: YES! You'll love the height! My peep toes are very sane though, only 2.5inches. Heh.

shuhuiii said...

I've wide feet and bunions too! Very sad, have to steer clear of stiff shoes.

imp said...

shuhuiii: we've alot of brands coming in that are quite pretty! try the new range of Rockport!