Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps

As much as Christian Louboutin receives lots of attention for (and makes lots of money off of) his crazy, embellished, often spike- or crystal-covered shoes, his basics are the brand’s bread and butter. They’re also the basis on which a lot of those eccentric variations are made, and this season, Louboutin has taken it on himself to introduce some new not-so-basic basics to his arsenal. First we examined the differences between the classic Pigalle and the new Batignolles, and now we’re here to take a close look at the Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps.

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  • Florcom

    This high heel is even sexier than the Pigalle 120. Too bad they have to hurt womens feet so much.

    • kaycee

      no, pigalles will always be sexiest..the elongated front is not my cup of tea, along with the curved heel

      • Soren Que

        You are so right! At least about the elongated front. The Pigalle-front is far more elegant, simple and sexy. But the heel and curve of So Kate is (slightly) better…

  • Sandra

    It would seems that CL is in the market to make shoes that we just cannot walk in. I have a variety of designers in my closet and my CL shoes are unfortunately the most uncomfortable and the quality….well, lets just say I am not that happy with them. I have purchased 6 pair of CL’s (including a pair of flats)…and I had issue with almost all of them in regard to the quality. Very disappointing…

    • http://twitter.com/SoNotIram Iram

      Well he did once state that he doesn’t make shoes for comfort. In fact, these are his exact words, “I would hate for someone to look at my shoe and say, ‘Oh my God! That looks so comfortable!’ That’s not what I want to project. But I’m not a sadist. I don’t believe suffering makes you beautiful. But comfort is not part of my creative process.” so nobody can really hold it against him.

      • shueaddict

        While I do appreciate him for saying that there are plenty of high heels out there that are completely wearable (Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Manolos … come to mind).
        And I am with Sandra, for that kind of price you do expect flawless quality. I own only 3 CLs – the last ones were tall boots ( not super impressed with the quality of leather and stiching – not to mention the fact that I cannot drive in them – there were designed to be worn standing up only)

    • Soren Que

      if you buy shos to walk and CL does not make shoes for walking – then why six pairs..?

      • dalhlousieKid

        ditto

      • Nola Darling

        right?… lc’s are not for walking, they are as my husband says car shoes…

        • Alia

          I agree!
          They are shoes you wear and just look pretty in!

    • Hannah

      You liar, you dont have 6 pairs or one pair. CL shoes are known for their quality..hes a luxury designer! youre a broke bitter female who’s mad she cant afford CL’S!

  • fudgeicecream

    I have the pigalle 120, and I cannot walk in them…. so no thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/SoNotIram Iram

    The look of this new stiletto is faaaaar sexier and better looking than the pIgalle but who can actually walk in THOSE?! :O

    • florcom

      This high heel is wickedly sexy but looks to be even more painful than the Pigalle 120. I would love to buy these for my wife , but she is a mere mortal and I don’t think her feet can handle these killer heels. Only celebrity shoeperwomen with sky high heel wearing powers can handle this super thin sexy sky high heel. This is the perfect looking sexy sky high heel pump except for the fact that they are excruciatingly painful and impossible to walk. Soon to be a Kardashian and Beckham favorite.

    • Nola Darling

      i can and do in nyc all the time, i don’t take the subway when i do where them but i can walk in them with no problems at all… i love his shoes.

    • free

      Rihanna of course!

  • Khaya

    I definitely copped a pair in rouge noir and a glitter embellished one from Neiman’s…I do agree that they look super uncomfortable though lol, but I guess I’m in the same vain of thinking as Mr. Louboutin, I’m not looking for comfort with him :-)

  • Adore classy women

    My wife has a pair of the classic pigalles 120 and they are a perfect match. She does not wear them at work – but pigalles are not everyday shoes. She wears them to dinner and in bed, and that is good enough for me. I have just bought her a pair of So Kate for her birthday. They are close to the Pigalles – but why change a winner? She looks so elegant, sophisticated, feminine and sexy in them. I adore her when se is walking her red soles – if it is the classic ones. And I adore her, when she is not wearing her Louboutins – just not as intense.

    Louboutin makes some of the most overdressed and unimportant shoes, and he makes the most adorable shoes a woman can walk, stand, sit and lay down in. When he goes simple and classic he is simply outstanding. And then it doesn’t matter if the heels are 10, 12, 14 or 16 cm.

    So her pair number seven of red soles will be So Kate. So Kate. So sexy, so feminine and so elegant…

  • Guest

    My wife has a pair of the classic pigalles 120 and they are a perfect match. She does not wear them at work – but pigalles are not everyday shoes. She wears them to dinner and in bed, and that is good enough for me. I have just bought her a pair of So Kate for her birthday. They are close to the Pigalles – but why change a winner? She looks so elegant, sophisticated, feminine and sexy in them. I adore her when se is walking her red soles – if it is the classic ones. And I adore her, when she is not wearing her Louboutins – just not as intense.

    Louboutin makes some of the most overdressed and unimportant shoes, and he makes the most adorable shoes a woman can walk, stand, sit and lay down in. When he goes simple and classic he is simply outstanding. And then it doesn’t matter if the heels are 10, 12, 14 or 16 cm.

    So her pair number seven of red soles will be So Kate. So Kate. So sexy, so feminine and so elegant…

  • Coronae

    I’m very excited to get the So Kate, but not sure when I’ll be able to find a pair! It seems that they sold out so fast that now eBayers are selling them for $300+ what their MSRP is. I have more than my fair share of Loubs (23 pairs) and I am a teacher, so I do stand all day as sitting is one of the #1 no no’s in our profession. I’m not saying that they are like wearing UGGS to work, but I certainly don’t rush to get them off once I get home. I wear all of my pairs around the house very often, and I think that makes them a bit more tolerable and softer in areas that might cause blisters or soreness. I believe the So Kate is not going to be any worse than my JC Anouks, and the Pigalle has never bothered me either. I do not have “celebrity shoeperwomen with sky high heel wearing powers” as florcom stated:-) In fact, I have flat feet that are very broad and when I’m not in my Loubs or Choos, you can find me in the barn in my paddock boots. Just my opinion: I feel like when women are having great difficulty with foot pain being caused by the cut, fit or height of a heel, she probably isn’t wearing them often enough. Lastly, I am so pleased to see the masculine gender joining this discussion on behalf of their fairer partners for whom they buy CLs as gifts. Atta boy gentlemen!

    • free

      PLEASE tell me how you discern a shoe budget, if you even have one :)
      #willTEACHforShoes

  • Soren Que

    Have seen my wife in both pairs now for some time. One pair is sexy and the other pair is sexy… Think that the front (pointy toe) of Pigalle is more elegant and sexy than on So Kate because it is shorter and more open. But the rest of the So Kate is a bit more iconic than the Pigalle. More elegant curves… But both are so hot and so sexy – and so elegant

  • Mya

    I just love how men are so involved on behalf of their wives, quite cool! As for the So Kate, im loving it except for that killer pitch, they are sexy as hell but I most certainly wouldn’t be able to walk! I shall stick to my Pigalle 100mm.

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