Christian Louboutin Piou Piou Python Pumps, $1195 via Net-a-Porter
Has anyone ever asked you the question, “Was it love at first sight, or do I need to walk by again?” If anyone has, he or she was likely kind of a jerk, but it’s a useful thought in some instances. When I first saw a pair of shoes for sale in the finish of the Christian Louboutin Piou Piou Python Pumps, I knew I really liked it. Now that the painted python has proved its appeal in a slightly different shape, I’m even more sure of my affection.
In all seriousness, if I had to pick a pair of very expensive, probably uncomfortable shoes to purchase right this very minute, it’d probably be these. The medium heel and classic pump shape are both very much in style and totally classic, and as I’ve said, the finish is my favorite from Louboutin in years, maybe ever. It’s the kind of shoe you can pull out and wear in five or ten years and still have everyone ask you where they can get a pair of their own. They’re a little kooky, but not prohibitively so. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $1195.