The answer to this is… It is completely down to you! If you’re buying them for work, clubbing or anything that involves being on your feet for a while, then think again, as these shoes will cripple your feet. If you’re buying them to wear for dinners, dates or anywhere you will be sat down a lot then go ahead just take a pair of comfy shoes with you just in case.
My boyfriend got me a pair of Louboutins ‘Iriza 100 Patent’ in black for my birthday as a surprise! At first I had a size 36.5 which were extremely too big so I went down to the 36 and they fit perfectly in length but they are very tight around the toe box so they pinch at my feet which after five minutes gets very uncomfortable! I love these shoes as I have always longed for a pair of Louboutins, so sending them back was a big fat no as I will put up with the pain or come up with a solution!
They look gorgeous on, so feminine and ultra sexy! I love them and am determined to find a solution to make them somewhat comfortable to wear. Christian Louboutin himself has admitted to his shoes being uncomfortable stating that he creates shoes on design not comfort. In a Vogue interview he says:
“I have been misquoted,” he told us. “People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.” http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/christian-louboutin-painful-shoes-comfortable-shoes
I have done my research and found many other Louboutin owners have had the same experience, some have either sold them, sent them back or brought the size up. However, I definitely want to keep mine and will not be getting the size up as that sounds absurd to me as that will cause more problems in the long run! I have read that some ladies stretch their shoes either at a shoe shop or they buy a cedar wood shoe stretcher, so this is one thing I’m going to try, I just need to find a place that stretches shoes and is a reputable company to leave my babies with!
So overall I would recommend you try them on and get your size perfect (they still may be tight) then if you love them that much buy them and have them stretched. Honestly, I adore my heels they are the most gorgeous heels I have ever owned and the red bottoms just makes them stand out. I will update this post when I have had my heels stretched and hopefully it has made them more comfortable!
– AliCat xx