LOUBOUTIN’S NEWEST HIGH TOPS FOR GUYS ARE A REAL KICK IN THE PANTS
BY KIMBERLY LANDAU
In 2011, Christian Louboutin twenty years after opened his first store in Paris launched a collection of men’s footwear at a new store in the City of Light, at 19 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, steps from Les Halles. “It didn’t look so good,” Louboutin said to the New York Times in that year, of just selling women’s lines. “Sometimes women feel uncomfortable when men stare at them when they try on shoes.” The writer of that Times article, Eric Wilson, memorably described that first guys line as having “detail of decoration…reminiscent of courtiers’ shoes last seen in the court of Versailles.” Calmed down in their exuberance slightly, Louboutin’s chic statement shoes for men are now available at CoCo Parì one of the few area boutiques to showcase them.
Lou Spikes Orlato Men’s Flat Men can be stylish and fashion-forward, while still looking unrestrained, in these denim Lou Spikes Orlato sneakers. The detailed braided pattern on the sides and silver tone studs on top of the toe add a unique flourish to a classic profile. Featuring navy grosgrain piping and a wider toe box to combine comfort and style. It’s the perfect look for going out on the town or for day casual wear. Made in Italy. $995
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