Shoe Style on Trial: Christian Louboutin’s gold spiked heels


Wow. Wow, wow, wow. And once again: wow.

We’re not quite sure whether we’re “wow-ing” at these shoes in a good way or in a bad way -or even just in an “those babies could really hurt if you got in the wrong side of them” kind of way – because every time we look at them, just one word pops into our heads. That word is – yes! – “wow”. And then we sit and look at them for a while, and realise that ten minutes have just passed while we’ve been sitting here staring at a pair of gold, spiky heels.

What do you think of these, Fashion Force? They’re by Christian Louboutin and the price is available on request, which generally means that it’s a case of “if you have to ask, you can’t afford,” so while this will never be a real life “to buy or not to buy” dilemma for The Fashion Police, we’re still interested in hearing your views.


  • August 4, 2008


    Well, I’m with you, all I can say is “wow”. Obviously a “personality” piece. One wouldn’t catch a classy “Jackie O” type wearing these unless she has a kinky secret nightlife. They kick ass, though…to use the police metaphor, these are like the really charming criminal that even the fuzz kind of admires, even though they still have to lock him/her up.

  • August 4, 2008


    Gold bling with gothic / punk detaiiing? That’s all kinds of wrong, and those shoes scream out that they’re going to be worn by attention-hungry celebrities and musicians with poor fashion sense.

    • August 9, 2010


      Victoria Beckham wore them and I highly doubt she lacks a sense of fashion

  • August 4, 2008


    I could also see a female villain in a 60’s-style Bond movie wearing those.

  • August 4, 2008


    These are wild! I agree with Arielle – they are costumy, and I don’t see how anyone could wear them otherwise.

  • August 4, 2008


    I had the very same reaction. They’re really beautiful shoes, but I think the big scary spikes aren’t safe. I mean, those are HIGH heels. Especially for those of us lacking in the balance department to begin with.

  • August 4, 2008


    At least they’d be a really effective way of creating some personal space on the subway.

  • August 4, 2008


    They scare the shit out of me. For me being a shoeaholic, that means a lot. Posh will probably wearing them.

    • August 9, 2010


      Victoria Beckham already wore them. So did Janet Jackson

      • August 9, 2010

        The Fashion Police

        Yeah, the post is over two years old. You’re getting worked up about comments people made years ago.

  • August 4, 2008


    I can’t decide if I’m scared of them or disgusted by them. They almost look like they were designed for kicking men in the crotch.

  • August 4, 2008


    I love looking at them, but can’t imagine a single outfit they could be worn with, by anyone!

  • August 4, 2008


    Two words: Fetish Gear….. that said I bet Beyonce buys a pair… I mean she did rock the Lego Shoes

  • August 5, 2008

    ila, Bangalore

    Fergie would look fab in these…. personally everything is good except the row of rather dangerous spikes!

  • August 6, 2008


    As a usual devotee of all things Louboutin, I am shocked and appauled. These are just ghastly! It’s like trophy wife meets S&M dungeon! Not good!!

  • August 10, 2008


    Oh my dear Christian, what have you done?!

  • August 20, 2008


    Absolutly fabulous. Christian Louboutin is an amazing designer. Uh no outfits? Imagine skinny jeans a leather jacket and a mcqueen skull scarf. After all, punk is in this fall. Dont you woman read Vogue or Elle? Gorgeous.

    • August 9, 2010


      Exactly what I was picturing. Fashion isn’t about being safe. Right on the money honey

  • August 20, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Emily: You’re so right: if Vogue and Elle say it’s cool, we must all blindly follow! Silly us for having an opinion of our own!

  • October 12, 2008


    Janet Jackson has a pair. She had them on when she was on Tyra. :-O If I could I’d wear ’em!

  • October 21, 2008


    I LOVE THESE SHOES!!!!! I wish I were a woman – many don’t deserve to be female! They don’t embrace the glory, and public allowance of what they can leave the house in. Men’s shoes and fashion is very boring.
    I’m still debating the gender change so I can wear hot shoes like these to the grocery store!

  • October 25, 2008


    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these… I tell ya, they were not created for the average women. You have to have a certain SOMETHING to wear these.. Thank You Christian!

  • December 4, 2008


    I love them shoe…. christain out done himself this time… i wish those shoe were out for the average people like myself cud get sum…. that a shoe to die for…. i really really wish i get a pair.

    • August 9, 2010


      You can make ur own pair if you’re crafty. I did. I love taking on projects. google….”Chic Steals DIY christian louboutin rodarte heels”

  • January 18, 2009


    Im in love!!!!!!!SERIOUSLY!!! abosolutly adore these shoes and so want em for my 21st coming up in july, I already have tyhe perfect outfit to wear these with!!!!1

  • January 19, 2009


    these shoes are my world… i need them sooooo bad i have bidded so many times on ebay, entered for so many shopping sprees and scoped the interwebs soooo many times to get these babies for a decent price. i need them.

  • January 22, 2009


    Oh, I could wear these … oh, yes. I could pull it off, I could. Damn right I could.
    Unfortunately my talent for wearing fabulous shoes does not match my budget ;_;

  • February 2, 2009

    chiffon flower girl dress

    Well i must say many don’t deserve to be female! They don’t embrace the glory, and public allowance of what they can leave the house in.

  • March 15, 2009


    I think these shoes are fabulous. They can be worn out, just keep the rest simple. Obviously, for a dramatic night look. Pair them with a little black dress. Some simple gold jewelry, maybe with some Swarovski crystals accents to pull it altogether. IF you keep the rest of your look classy, these would be killer for a night out on the town!

  • May 10, 2010


    I actually love them : )

  • July 29, 2010


    OMG!!! I canNOT believe all these negative – reviews!!! These shoes (esp the ones in RED) are so incredibly fab! Those of you who are intimidated by them, well, that merely tells me that you dont deserve to wear them, & most likely have your own issues w/ self esteem & individuality. I would SLEEP in these; & I can BET that there will be at least 3 others in bed w/ me when I do!!! The spikes are wonderful, so glad to see a “ooh la la” named company pushing the envelope!!!

    • July 29, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Lordy! You’re diagnosing personality disorders in complete strangers just because they don’t like the same two-year-old pair of SHOES as you? And you don’t see any irony at all in the fact that you’re the one freaking out over the shocking news that not everyone in the world has exactly the same taste? Um, I think that says more about YOU than anyone else, to be honest… Do you get this annoyed every time someone doesn’t like the same things as you, or is this the first time you’ve encountered a different opinion?