As a man, I’ll admit I’ve never even thought about it, but once you do, you realize one “nude” really doesn’t fit all. In 2013, Chistian Louboutin debuted a collection which featured five shades of nude shoes to accommodate a wider range of skin tones. That’s now been expanded the to seven. Nude #1, described as “porcelain,” through Nude #7, which it describes as “deep chocolate.”
The shoes are notable not just for their broader range of shade inclusivity in terms of race, but certainly not price. Consumers with enough dough have the additional option of a flat called the Solasofia shoe, which retails at a steep $595.
Louboutin himself says the goal of these new shoes is simply to continue making the person wearing them feel great,
“The nude collection is dedicated to people who want to have great legs, to have a great silhouette. Not necessarily to emphasize the shoe. If you look at the shoe, it looks good, if you don’t look at the shoe, if you don’t see the details, it’s all about the legs; it’s all about the person. It’s great for when you are just thinking of yourself, when you’re not thinking of being dressed. It keeps you undressed in a way.”
It’s great that the collection is out at any price, but the fact that it has taken this long for even luxury brands is a bummer. Now the challenge is thrown down Payless & Target. Where’s the $59.95 version?
(Photos, Sofia et Mauro; via Huffington Post)