Sunday's picture and a song - Blue Suede Shoes...with silver spikes!


Wondering what's all the rage in men's shoes in Paris? Silver spikes! I didn't see one pair without them in the Christian Louboutin window displays in his boutique at the Galerie Véro-Dodat.




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  1. Oh, MK....I cannot believe that you posted a shot from the CL shop! It's top on my list for my return trip. (That and Pep's).......will pass on the spikes though if the Women's line starts to include them. Wondering if the soles are red as on the Women's shoes. Do you know? As always, your photos are perfect.
    nancyb

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    1. Had I known that you're a CL fan, I would have taken some pictures of the women's shoes. My only excuse is that I wasn't looking at them with the same level of detachment as at the men's shoes! ;) I didn't see a single silver spike on the women's shoes. And since I don't know if the soles of the men's shoes are red, I'll have to go back and take another look. And thank for the compliment about the pics. I'm finally starting to figure out how to get some clear shots through the shop windows.

      Oh! When you go to CL in Galerie Vero-Dodat, be sure to look at the shoe repair shop next door with a supply of red rubber soles. One of these days I'm going to ask if the two are connected, or if people take their regular shoes there to have red soles put on them.

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  2. Love, love, love the spike trend! It's so Gaga!

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    1. That's what I love about your blog - I've actually watched some of her videos thanks to you and don't feel so out of it.

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  3. At least the spikes are pointing OUTWARD. Inward-facing spikes might make for another blog post.

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    1. Ha! Your comment reminded me of Steve Martin's "Cruel Shoes". "I'll take them!"

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  4. And perfect for self-defense!

    -Mark Craft
    www.parisinsidersguide.com/

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    1. True - Elvis Presley wouldn't have had to worry about anyone stepping on his blue suede shoes if they would have had silver spikes on them!

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  5. Wonder if they're heavy with all that metalwork on them! Crazy but cool fashion.

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    1. If they're heavy, I guess that you could dispense with the ankle weights and get a good workout while looking stylish. I probably wouldn't make it to our 5th floor apartment on the first try!

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  6. It will be my return visit to the CL boutique. First time, I was on that photography tour and had no time to shop.
    The shoe repair shop is affiliated with CL according to our guide on my photography tour. A law suit was filed by Mr Laboutin against YSL to protect the red soles as his trademark. It is highly doubtful that he would tolerate a shoemaker replacing those red soles just next door. The judge refused to trademark the red soles, however anyone who knows that Laboutin was first to market them would remain faithful. The global news reports about the lawsuit has only served to solidify CL's "sole" claim to using red!
    nancyb

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  7. excuse the incorrect spelling of Mr. Louboutin's name in the bove post....Ooops....I mean no disrespect
    nancyb926

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    1. Thanks for the additional information about the shoe repair store. When I was peering in the window the other day, I saw a woman with a pair of Louboutin's with a broken heel so I suspected that the two were connected in some way. It's good to have it confirmed.

      I don't know, Nancy - I've heard that they won't let anyone visit the boutique if they've disrespected M Louboutin by misspelling his name! ;)

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  8. I can just see Sir Lancelot coming home with these one day and me just shaking my head... hilarious (and dangerous??!)

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  9. We definitely need to see a photo if Sir L ever comes home with a pair of Louboutin shoes! :)

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