Finally, 'Nude' Shoes For All (Okay, Many) Skin Colors


When you’re wearing no clothes, you’re nude. Then why is it that the color nude is used to describe the hue of a white person’s flesh? Shouldn’t it be more inclusive at this point? Carrie Bradshaw’s Chief Economist Christian Louboutin thinks so — he’s recently re-imagined five of his classic styles in shades ranging from a fair blush to a rich chestnut, which should “closely match the color of a customer’s skin tone”.

According to The Daily Mail, Mr. Louboutin says of the shoes:

They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette. The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing.

Um, should we all loan each other a million dollars so we can all have legs for days? I wonder if they’ll release one in varicose veins soon? I’d be all over that.

[Christian Louboutin via The Daily Mail, h/t edith-irene!]

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