The Christian Louboutin Boots Buying Guide
Known as much for ambitious style as for that iconic red sole, Christian Louboutin's shoes are some of the most coveted around. Each pair is infused with glamour and with the designer famously decreeing that 'no heel can be high enough,' the brand's collection of boots features stiletto styles, as well as luxe biker boots, sleek ankle boots and statement-making over-the-knee pieces.
Christian Louboutin’s wide selection of boots combines the Parisian label’s flair for the dramatic with artisanal Italian craftsmanship. The range includes everything from chunky-sole Chelsea boots to pointed-toe leather booties and hiker-inspired lace-ups, all featuring iconic red lacquered soles. Look out for the classic So Kate, Tagastretch and Adox designs, alongside directional Telesiege and Yetota styles. Read on for our Christian Louboutin boots buying guide, which will help you decide on a pair that works best for you, find the right size and tips on how to care for them properly.
The Most Wanted Christian Louboutin Boots
Christian Louboutin’s So Kate Boots
Taking inspiration from the brand’s best-selling pumps, which are named after Kate Moss, Christian Louboutin’s So Kate Boots are just as sophisticated. The pointed-toe profile sits on a slim stiletto heel, and has an inside side zip for easy on and off. They come in a range of styles, from a sleek black leather version in a 55mm, 85mm, or 100mm heel height, to velour and sequin-embellished designs.
Christian Louboutin’s Eloise Boots
Offering the perfect amount of lift without compromising on comfort, Christian Louboutin’s Eloise Boots can be worn day or night. Featuring a stiletto heel and side zip, these almond-toe boots are crafted in everything from smooth leather to suede and leopard print. The brand’s Eloise Boots are available in both an ankle and knee-high profile, with either an 85mm or 100mm heel height.
Christian Louboutin’s TS Croc Boots
Named after Taylor Swift, who wore them throughout her tour, Christian Louboutin’s TS Croc Boots rework a hiking-inspired silhouette with statement silver spikes at the toe. Crafted from black calfskin leather, this lace-up pair sits on a flat lug sole or 70mm heel.
The Christian Louboutin Boots Sizing Guide
Unsure what size you need in Christian Louboutin’s boots? The brand’s footwear uses French sizing, and the chart below makes it simple to find how your usual UK or US size correlates.
For example, if you normally wear a women’s UK 6 (or a US 9), you should take a size 39 in your Christian Louboutin boots.
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How To Care For Your Christian Louboutin Boots
The brand recommends taking your boots to a leather care professional or a shoemaker to help maintain and clean them properly. To keep them looking their best for longer, you can keep leather boots clean by wiping them with a dry, soft cloth.
Protect your Christian Louboutin boots from rain and moisture, and avoid contact with any abrasive surfaces that can damage the finish of the soles and uppers. Store them in a dustbag away from direct heat and sunlight.
It is worth noting that the red lacquer of the soles will wear out over time. This is not a manufacturing defect and is simply normal wear and tear.
- Do Christian Louboutin boots run true to size?
Christian Louboutin boots generally fit true to size, and it is recommended to take your usual size in styles like the Checkypoint, Constella, Belle and TS Croc.
However, the Eloise Botta and Suzi Folk boots do run half a size small.
- Will my Christian Louboutin boots come with red soles?
Every pair of Christian Louboutin boots are accented with the brand’s signature red soles, which are also stamped with ‘Made in Italy’ in capital letters. It has been an instantly recognizable feature of Christian Louboutin’s shoes since 1992, when the designer used his assistant's nail polish to paint the sole of a prototype high heel red.
- How can I tell if my Christian Louboutin boots are real?
There are several ways to ensure you’re purchasing authentic Christian Louboutin footwear:
An authentic box will have the Christian Louboutin moniker in white and ‘Paris’ written in the correct font, with both placed in the center of the brown lid.
Your boots should come with a red dust bag that is printed with the Christian Louboutin name and ‘Paris’ in a straight line.
The quality of the shoe will be a good indicator as to whether it is real or not. As the brand’s footwear is made in Italy, you can expect everything from the stitching to the color of the sole and placement of embellishments to be of the highest quality.