Retail therapy just got a whole lot easier – Thank You Christian Louboutin! Known for its iconic shiny, red-lacquered soles, Louboutin’s are one of the world’s most exclusive designer shoes. Treat yourself to the full Cinderella experience with the brand’s latest Made to Measure service. “If you can dream it, we can make it.”
Become an integral part of Christian Louboutin’s new creative recipe. Your measurements matter! The Made to Measure service is a meticulous 8-step process to achieving the perfectly sculpted pair of shoes. The journey begins at Christian Louboutin’s Paris Atelier, where brand enthusiasts have more than a dozen key points of their feet measured personally by the Atelier director. Upon completion, precise, three-dimensional imprints are made by stepping into foam moulds.
Clients are then spoilt for choice, with the opportunity to customize their preferred silhouette, heel height, toe shape, desired material and other embellishments. All elements of this one-of-a-kind shoe are both custom and handmade.
In a process dubbed as the Final Adjustment, three-dimensional foot casts are sculpted and handed over to artisans – who then create the shoe’s first draft by hand in leather before other specialists sew and assemble the final product. These drafts undergo multiple reassessments and adjustments before reaching their final, impeccably finished state. Every shoe is ultimately approved by Christian Louboutin, himself and clients are allowed immense involvement in the entire process, through the sharing of ideas and expectation.
Louboutin’s Made to Measure service, is an intricate year-long process with prices ranging from $3,400 (€3,000) for shoes to an estimated $4,000 (€3,500) for boots. Prices are also subjective to the complexity of the shoe and its materials. Christian Louboutin’s Paris Atelier is located at the 1st Arrondissement. However, those vacationing states-side this winter, can drop by Neiman Marcus for a Christmas Fantasy Gift Collection which includes the Louboutin’s Made to Measure service!