Style on Trial: Christian Louboutin’s fringed peep toe boots

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Christian Louboutin rarely falls out of favour with The Fashion Police, so these boots have come as something of a shock, it must be said. It’s a bit like that moment when you find out your parents aren’t actually infallible, and it kind of sucks, really.

The fringes themselves we can deal with: there is a version of this boot that has a “normal” front to it, and we’re totally down with those, as are the many celebrities they’ve been seen on. Why then, having created a boot that had absolutely nothing wrong with it, did Louboutin have to do and do this, we wonder? Why, for the love of God, did he go and attach the fringed leg to a peep toe?

We don’t know. We really don’t. The Fashion Police are not always right, though, which is why we turn to you, readers, in our hour of need. Is it true that Louboutin has messed up here, do you think, or are these boots actually perfectly acceptable, and it’s just our “peep toe boot” bias guiding us wrong?

12 Comments

  • November 12, 2008

    Anonymous

    ugh. terrible. when i at first saw the top, i thought it looked fine. but when i scrolled down and saw how he had attached what seemed like the top half of a boot to a peep toe heel i was in shock! tsk tsk tsk. but im sure the closed toe version looks much better.

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  • November 12, 2008

    Sarah

    Two words: Holy. Crap.

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  • November 12, 2008

    Arielle

    Those should definitely be arrested.

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  • November 12, 2008

    northmoon

    I love fringe, but this is just strange! No one could wear it without looking ridiculous.

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  • November 12, 2008

    JC

    Peep-toe Boot..im sure thats an oxymoron!
    Will someone pleasee just tell them…IT DOESNT WORK!

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  • November 12, 2008

    bookmole

    Where can I find a picture of the OK boots – I just cannot imagine a pair of peep-toe boots I would actually like. I did a quick image search, but failed to find them.
    And these – they just suck. It looks like someone got hold of that raffia you get round certain Italian wine bottles, that I cannot recall the name of but that were huge in the sixties, and tied 6 bottles worth round some nice legs. Ruining a good pair of shoes into the bargain!

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  • November 12, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    Bookmole, the other boots aren’t peep toes, they have closed toes:
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod60860008

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  • November 12, 2008

    Anna

  • November 12, 2008

    Helen

    kind of like pasta with little toes sticking out

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  • November 13, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Do these even count as boots? More like shoes with gaiters attached, surely?

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  • November 14, 2008

    Zoe

    Christian Louboutin made a pair of shoes I don’t covet. My world view has been drastically altered, I don’t know what to do with myself!

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  • December 3, 2008

    joan

    Gross. Alot of his shoes suck now.

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