It’s safe to say that the Christian Louboutin So Kate Pumps are the official “It” shoe of the year. Anyone who’s a fan and loyal follower of the brand knows how hard it is to get your hands on a pair, or, more accurately, how to get your feet into a pair.
Complete size runs fly off store shelves, and when I spoke to someone at Manhattan’s Saks Fifth Avenue flagshop about it, she said that the solid-color So Kates can be completely sold out in less then a weekend. It can seem like an endless cycle of searching just to find the horrid words “sold out” next to your size, to be told to your face that your size is unavailable, to get your name on a wait list, or, in maybe the best of the three, to get in a pre-order. (Relevant: you can actually pre-order a pair of So Kate pumps now at Saks!) If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. In fact, I’m right there with you.
Yesterday, I decided to walk down to Saks and see if, by chance, any So Kates were available, and I was lucky to find three pairs in my size! This is the first time I’ve tried on a pair of So Kates, and the sales representative brought out the light blue suede pair first. I was tall, my legs looked incredible (who needs the gym?), and the color of these pumps was just magnificent.
As I was modeling them to myself in the mirror, the salesperson brought out two more pairs for me to try – one in snakeskin print, the other in mustard-yellow patent leather pair. Out of the three, the patent leather pair were the most snug, but as a rule of thumb, real leather always stretches – buying them a pinch snug is actually a good thing.
Overall, these pumps did not hurt as much as I was anticipating. Don’t get me wrong, your foot is at a very steep pitch, and after going back and forth between the three pairs for about a while, my feet were just starting to get a little sore. The way this shoe looks on your feet and they way they somehow change your overall stature, though, are totally worth the pain!
Now if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m VERY indecisive, so you may not like what I’m about to say: I didn’t buy any of the three, and I could really use your help. If, by some chance, my size is still available, which pair do you think I should get?