Louboutins Hurt? Louboutin Doesn't Care
High heels 'pleasure with pain,' designer explains
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2012 12:08 PM CDT
Updated Apr 22, 2012 7:47 AM CDT
A dress by fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo and hot-pink Christian Louboutin heels made for the Barbie fashion show are seen Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – Your Christian Louboutin high heels giving you blisters? Don't expect any sympathy from Christian Louboutin. "High heels are pleasure with pain," he tells Grazia magazine. "If you can't walk in them, don't wear them." In the interview, picked up by the Telegraph, the designer adds, "If Tina Turner and Prince's back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can't tell me they are impossible to walk in."

Louboutin, discussing his history as a designer ahead of next month's exhibition at the London Design Museum, does sympathize with men: "Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller," he says. But "men in high heels? That's a prosthesis. … The men need help, but a man in heels is ridiculous.''

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May 20, 2012 7:18 AM CDT
I'm a woman & I only wear flats because I have no arch. I however love heels on men; men's formal shoes with a little heel, men's boots with a heel, hell I've seen men with really nice legs who would look better in women's heels than a lot of women do.
Apr 22, 2012 3:10 PM CDT
High heels equal modern foot binding. I wouldn't be caught dead in them. Thank God I came of age in the 60's, when girls could get away with sandals and Fry boots.