When I talk about beige shoes, I try very hard not to use the word “nude,” even though they’re commonly referred to as that by most of the fashion world. The thing is, most of the people on Earth aren’t light peach when they take their clothes off, and bestowing the moniker of “nude” on those colors has always smacked of the sort of casual racism for which the fashion world is often rightfully criticized. The words we do have power that we often don’t realize, which is why I was happy to see that Christian Louboutin Nudes includes five skin-inspired shades, from the palest beige to to dark chocolate brown.
As far as I know, Louboutin is the first major shoe designer to market his kicks in a wide range of skin-tone colors, but it makes sense that he would. Not only is Louboutin himself black, but his shoes are appreciated by an especially wide swath of women, from blonde socialites to female rappers, and his brand reaches to countries in every corner of the globe. Everyone can find a little bit of Louboutin to love, and now, everyone can get the magical leg-lengthening powers of wearing a Louboutin heel that’s close to her skin tone. At TalkShoes, we appreciate democracy of all types, but especially in shoe form. Shop the full range of Louboutin nudes via the designer’s official site. Right now, all that’s available is the Pigalle, but more are on the way, based on Louboutin’s promotional push behind the launch.