“Don’t buy them,” one of my girlfriends tells me, “They are so painful!”
I can think about a couple of other things that could possibly be more painful, such as reminding myself I spent a good chunk of 2015 dating a Bulgarian guy for the first time in my life. I’ve never been there before; I will never go again- talk about a misogynistic culture shock. That memory still hurts my head and makes me question my mental stability which according to my doctor is perfectly fine. Shoes on the other hand, shoes I can handle, even if they’ve got a painful reputation that recedes them like a pair of Louboutins.
I can handle a blister; I’m just not interested in anymore scars on my heart.
Throughout my existence, I’ve proudly owned three different pairs of Louboutins. One I sold on eBay before I moved myself to Europe, another in suede leather kept tearing where the platform meets the arch so I demanded a refund and my beloved satin bow mules in canary yellow circa 2007- hiding somewhere in my parent’s home back in Sydney. I’m going to admit, I’m not a big fan of Christian Louboutin heels and have never really had a great experience wearing them aside from the fact that people comment on your shoes…
Christian Louboutins Anjalina 100 in Patent Nude were second to the Valentino RockStud Ankle Strap Heels I was after but Selfridges did not have in my size in dove grey. First World Problems, right? I haven’t owned a pair of Loubies in years and how could I proclaim I was a lifestyle blogger based in Chelsea without a pair of Louboutins? It was time to build a collection.
The Christian Louboutin Anjalina heels are the perfect mix between punk rock and posh. They are very narrow and after a while quite uncomfortable to wear, even if you’re sitting at dinner or an expert strutter in red soles.
The first time I wore these Loubies was to Mahiki in Mayfair, London where an accidental blind-double date turned into a meticulous two-week double ended romance fizzling out just as fast. Moments before we met, he saw me getting photographed by the lovely doorman at the May Fair Hotel beside a Range Rover and later remarked, “I just thought… who the fuck do you think you are!?” I’d later find out our hook up had given him access my name and blog, the blind-double date wasn’t so blind after all. My second outing in these babies was to Novikov, also in Mayfair and if you don’t know about this venue or have never been inside, let me clarify one thing, it’s nothing like Ministry of Sound in London. I say this because, this was the evening the studs on my Anjalina’s decided to fall off and call Novikov home. Look, I may look like a party girl but I’m not, especially if I’m wearing £545 on my feet, I’m always a little more cautious… how I managed to damage both heels will remain a mystery. One must always be a lady in Mayfair, barbarianism is encouraged further down the road in Piccadilly.
Having only worn them twice in less than a month and already needing them repaired or replaced, of course I wasn’t happy but their absence didn’t leave a hole in my heart unlike peach flavored green tea from T2, now that’s something to cry for. I went back to Christian Louboutin in Selfridges and they were more than happy to have them repaired for me at no additional charge. A week later, I had them back.
What’s the AK verdict?
Christian Louboutins Anjalina 100 Patent Leather in nude are the perfect pair of shoes for the special occasion only, certainly not the pair you should incorporate into your outfit to an Eastern European wedding. There’s no doubt that they look beautiful on, accentuating your legs the way most Louboutins do but the pain factor after a while is where I draw the line. I understand Christian Louboutin himself doesn’t care for comfort over style but when you’re dancing to some beats or talking to a guy, the last thing you want to be doing is commenting on how painful your shoes are making your feet. I own the 90mm heel in Anjalina 100 nude, there is also a 120mm heel available in the same style. Call me a pussy but in Louboutins, no thank you. If you like compliments, buy them and wear them with all the glory you seek. When I wore these to Mahiki, in the space of 20 minutes, two girls commented on my shoes.
Now that’s the power behind a pair of Louboutins!
Note: These shoes have predominately sold out in the UK.1