The Red Sole Diary

3So two weeks ago, Valentine’s Day to be exact, my boyfriend surprised me really well. After dinner he surprised me by walking me into the Christian Louboutin store in Meatpacking and telling me to choose whatever shoe I liked. Now this was shocking to me as I didn’t see this coming at all and literally told him 5 minutes prior to that I am going to buy myself a pair. Who knew he had a different agenda after dinner. He told me “Follow me we are going for a walk”. Naturally,  I got the classic patent leather So Kate’s as I always wanted a classic pair and a funky pair of CL’s…. 1 down 1 more to go or so I think, LOL!  After trying them on I realized that these CL’s are seriously not that comfortable. I managed to walk around in the store just fine, but once I got home and tried to break them in I was unsuccessful. Well B-A-B-Y, I thought I had the wrong size because they weren’t as comfy (Trust me, they never are)! After days of carpet walking and googling for assistance I found some helpful tips.

Tip #1 Get the right size, these shoes are extremely narrow and if your toes get crunched go up a size.

Tip #2 Make sure your toes are well lotioned prior to placing the shoe on

Tip #3 Go to a shoemaker and have them place rubber soles on the shoe. The Leather Spa here in New York has a  red rubber sole called “Louboutin”.

Tip #4 Stretch them out,  although patent leather is very hard to stretch due to the coating. So again , you can have a shoemaker handle this or try your own techniques DIY style.

DIY 1. Stuff the shoes with socks

DIY 2. Wear 2 socks per foot and place them in the shoe while blow drying them



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