Why Louboutin Shoes Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Why Louboutin Shoes Are So Expensive | So Expensive

Narrator: What makes these
shoes worth almost $800? Christian Louboutin is the mastermind behind these iconic red-bottomed shoes. It’s safe to say his footwear has stepped into the mainstream. Celebrities all over the world wear them. “You know the ones with the high heels and the red bottoms?” ♪ These expensive, these is red bottoms ♪ ♪ These is bloody shoes ♪ Narrator: Louboutin even had
the red bottoms trademarked. The signature Louboutin
pumps, start at $695. The most expensive pair, nearly $6,000. So how did this craze start? Christian Louboutin had the
idea for red soles in 1993. An employee was painting her nails red. Louboutin snagged the
bottle and painted the soles of a prototype shoe. Just like that, the red soles were born. So, what makes these shoes worth the cost? In 2013, when the New York
Times asked Louboutin, why his shoes are so expensive, he blamed production costs. Louboutin said, “It’s expensive
to make shoes in Europe.” From 2008 to 2013, he said
his company’s production costs had doubled as the euro
strengthened against the dollar, and competition increased
for quality materials from factories in Asia. David Mesquita, the
co-owner of Leather Spa, says craftsmanship also plays a part in the shoes’ high price tag. His company works directly with Louboutin to repair its shoes, repainting
and replacing the red soles. David Mesquita: I mean
there’s a lot of things that go into the design of a shoe, and the making of a shoe. Most importantly, I think
is, who’s designing it, who’s manufacturing it,
and also what materials they’re using to make the shoes. Whether you’re talking
about feathers, rhinestones, or exotic materials, there’s
so much attention to detail that they put into their manufacturing and designing of their shoes. Narrator: For instance,
these $3,595 Louboutins are embellished with Swarovski Crystals. And these raccoon fur boots cost $1,995. When it all comes down to it, people are paying for the status symbol. Producer Spencer Alben bought a pair of Louboutins for her wedding. Spencer Alben: It makes
me sound so stuck up, but I love the red soles because it’s such like
a fashion icon symbol. There’s something about them that when you see them in a picture, you instantly know what those are. So it’s like a status symbol I guess, which makes me sound terrible. They were over $1,000,
which when I say that now, is insane for one pair of shoes that you’re probably
never gonna wear again. It’s like something that everyone knows, so the second you see the red bottoms, it’s like, I know what those are, I know what those cost. And it’s so superficial
that we care about that, but it really is something
that is universal. You see that and you
instantly know what those are, and it’s something special. So I think, something as silly as the color of the sole on the shoe, makes them so special, because it’s universally identifiable.

100 thoughts on “Why Louboutin Shoes Are So Expensive | So Expensive

  1. yall saying you can just diy some.. i mean you can but if you ever get a pair youll understand why theyre so much.

  2. See…the prices are HIGH for shoes that you can't buy your true size in which is the major downside to me, besides the fact that it's going to touch the ground. I mean from what I'm hearing from Louboutin owners, they had to try on the shoes in different sizes to determine which shoe size would fit best for the particular style that they wanted to buy. That's a lot of trouble to go through for shoes that cost that much. Thus, "Would I drop $1000 for a pair of red bottom shoes?" I have to give an astonishing NO. BUT to each his/her own.

  3. I’m not gonna lie. If I had money, I would probably buy one pair. Spending a grand or more on a designer handbag is more acceptable for most people because you get far more use out of it and it doesn’t wear and tear like shoes do.

  4. what makes them expensive?? nothing but the decision of the brand, and the fact that celebs buy into it. are they worth that much? NO!!! they are not better quality or prettier than many other classy shoe brands, red bottoms is their only cool gimmick, and they are also notoriously uncomfortable. yes it's nice to own at least 1 pair in at some point in your life but no one should go crazy over them honestly…many other shoe makers work in Europe are are in the business for generations and are master of the art and their shows are not even some big brand but are better quality and much smaller price, so production excuse is crap!

  5. Buy a cheap pair that last a few months and buy those over and over again… Or buy a nice pair of Louboutin shoes and keep them for a life time… Maybe… I love mine. See mine on my channel.

  6. The most uncomfortable shoes I’ve ever owned. They made me want to cut my feet off before I got out of the house. Sold them, will never buy another. I’ll stick with Manolo’s and Jimmy Choo’s

  7. 1: some $20 high heels
    2: red paint
    3: a bag of fake stick on crystals
    4: you good
    I mean who gonna look all under your foot like that?😂😂 you know I'm doing that I already got some red paint sooooo

  8. Do any of you know how status symbols work? Only people who can’t afford shit, don’t pay back their debts and don’t mind being upside down on car loans, buy status symbols on the absurd premise “it’s a status symbol, so I want it”. The fake humility from this woman who has $1000 to throw at some heels is cringeworthy and is solely to placate the people in these comments. People with the disposable income are allowed to have nice things 😂 that was the hardest part to watch in all this.

  9. Why don't I just walk over a bunch of broken bottles with my bare feet instead? Everyone knows you feet hurt like crazy shortly after putting on Louboutins, anyways, why not save some money?

  10. I own 8 pairs and counting. they are the most beautiful shoes in the world, although, very uncomfortable. am I stupid? Probably but I love Christian Louboutin~

  11. The only way I would pay this much for a pair of shoes is if I know the employer is paying their employees a livable or more than livable wage.

  12. What nearly $ 6000 a pair, I only pay $ 90 for goodyear quality working boots of wingtip oxford directly from craftman. And i still worn it for 3 year

  13. Oh my god stop complaining! People buy them because they want, and I’m not against it at all, so please, do NOT complain for something you don’t give a shit about.

  14. Probaby I bought a pair of shoes that I have as a collector's piece and they only cost $40 (yes you read that right I don't wear it because it's actually on display in my closet).

  15. I like some expensive stuff like Balenciaga trainers because of its design, not the status. But can't afford them anyway, hehe.

  16. I can't believe I just saw him spray the shoe lol. That's why the red doesn't last and peals off. People are really gullible.

  17. We all know it’s just the status symbol.
    The sickening part is the fact he pretends that the price is justified.
    I could skin my own raccoon and make my own boots for free.

  18. I own 3 pairs each around £600-£700 and I am in love with them. I am a complete designer whore and it something I personally enjoy buying but I get why people would think they were ridiculous

  19. No, no shoe is actually worth more than hiking boots or sports shoes (basketball shoes, soccer boots, running shoes, etc.) in their product value. To actually think that Lebron's, Jordan's, and Kobe's are priced for less than $300 and these shitty things cost $800 is outrageous.

  20. literally just learned about these shoes bc someone was selling some cute heels online and asking price wa ridiculously high…. so i wanted to know about the hype or of they were super comfortable or something. seems like no, they are just like any other shoe and just overpriced bc its a fashion symbol.. ill pass.

  21. Shoes are SHOES clothes are CLOTHES socks are SOCKS everything is EVERYTHING why is stuff so expensive there just shoes 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  22. The one who is offended is the one who bought this and trying to justify that they didn’t waste money and want to feel good of their decisions. Just agree with them. It’s there money and they work “hard” for it. 😀

  23. I understand the costs of labor, materials and paying taxes too. But he just made it look expensive, just to make it look priceless.

  24. *Lady in the video*: Would you drop 1000 dollars for a pair of shoes?


  25. I dropped over $1000 when I got my ps4, psvr, and a bunch of games. Now that to me was worth it. A pair of shoes? No, definitely not. For that price those shoes should have a screen on em 🤣

  26. I do not buy designer items with "logos" on. That is also the reason I find most Prêt à porter ugly. Imagen spending thousand of $ doing advertising for a company? Insane.

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