Shoe wars: Louboutin v Manolo on the 8 inch stilettos

20 October 2008

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Brace yourselves - quite literally - because the new shoe is here: and it's a ground-breaking 8 inches high. Christian Louboutin's high-rise shoes are expected to go on sale early next year. And why will women be willing to don such skyscraper heels? ‘There's a natural desire to be closer to heaven, plus there's the idea of the little girl stepping into her mother's shoes for the first time and feeling transformed, tasting womanhood,' the red-soled shoe guru said this weekend. ‘We all have different pain thresholds - for some it's 3cm heels. Often the threshold of pain becomes the threshold of pleasure.' We don't want to estimate Victoria Beckham's threshold of pain but we are predicting VB (who rocked Louboutin for Rodarte gold spiked heels this weekend) will be first in line for the new stellar shoes. Mind you, there's one man who's not such a fan. Manolo Blahnik has added 5.9 inch shoes to his collection but refuses to go any further. ‘They are Frankenstein shoes - it makes the wearer look like a Hollywood tart.' Yikes! Stilettos at dawn... [The Times]


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