I'll admit it.
That red sole.
That skinny stiletto heel.
I can't help myself.
My Louboutin journey started when I was 21 and I bought a pair of black crepe Yoyos with crystal heel off eBay. They were deliciously pretty but when I got them I couldn't shove my fat feet in them. My family say I have 'yenjai' feet (yenjai: native person of Papua New Guinea, where I lived for half my life) and they definitely are wide (22cm long x 9cm wide). I had to get rid of these beautiful shoes. It was a sad day.
3 years later I thought I'd try again. By now, the Sydney CL boutique had opened up so I went in there to try a few styles on. I tried the Pigalle Plato 120 and I foolishly thought it would be the same fit as the Pigalle 120s. BOY WAS I WRONG. To date, the Pigalle 120s have been the most painful shoe experience of my life. I got them off net-a-porter and sized 1/2 size down from my true to size (TTS) and it was still gaping at the back, yet my fat feet were spilling out the sides:
This was my second setback. After that, I gave up for a few years, deciding that Louboutins were just too narrow for my obese feet.
..... Until I spotted these blue and yellow Architeks on eBay which I had seen on celebrities when they first came out and fell in love with. I thought I'd give Christian a third and final go.
You know what they say about 3rd time being a charm.
After my faith had been restored in Mr Louboutin I decided to be smarter about my future purchases and actually started using this amazing thing called the internet to do proper research. I rediscovered the purse forum where I had signed up 5 years ago but never visited, and tPf has helped me SO much.
Anyway, I plan to blog about my Louboutins to help other flat-footed, muffin-top-footed "yenjai feet" ladies out there.