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Article: Christian Louboutin, A Timeless Icon

Christian Louboutin, A Timeless Icon
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Christian Louboutin, A Timeless Icon

1. The history of  Christian Louboutin:

Louboutin is a luxury French footwear brand founded in 1991 by designer Christian Louboutin. Over the years, the brand has become one of the most recognizable and sought-after luxury footwear brands in the world. With its iconic red-soled shoes, Louboutin has become a symbol of luxury and fashion, and its products have been worn by some of the most famous celebrities in the world. Louboutin’s shoes are handcrafted in Italy and France, and the brand has a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide.

2. The story behind the iconic red sole of Louboutin shoes.


The iconic red sole of Louboutin shoes was born out of a chance occurrence. In 1992, Christian Louboutin was designing a pair of shoes and had just painted the sole of the shoe with a red nail polish. He was so taken with how the red sole looked on the shoe that he decided to make it a signature of his brand. In 2008, Louboutin trademarked the red sole, and it has since become one of the most recognizable features of the brand. The red sole has become a symbol of luxury and fashion, and is a sign that you are wearing a pair of Louboutin shoes.
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3. The implications of investing in luxury footwear.

Investing in luxury footwear can be a smart decision, as it can provide a degree of comfort, style, and quality that is difficult to find in other shoes. However, luxury footwear also comes at a cost, as these items can be quite expensive. Investing in luxury footwear also involves a certain level of risk, as the quality of the shoes may not be up to par. Additionally, luxury footwear may require a higher level of care and maintenance, which can add to the cost. Therefore, when considering investing in luxury footwear, it is important to weigh the costs and benefits to determine if it is the right decision.

4. The importance of taking proper care of shoes to make them last longer.


Proper care and maintenance of shoes is essential to make them last longer and get the most out of your investment. Proper care not only helps extend the life of the shoes, but can also help preserve their appearance and condition. Shoes that are properly cared for can provide years of comfortable wear and help you look your best. To properly care for your shoes, you should clean them regularly, use the appropriate shoe care products, store them in the right environment, and avoid contact with harsh chemicals and elements. Taking the time to care for your shoes will ensure they look great and last as long as possible.

1.- Cleaning:


One of our first recommendations is to clean the Louboutin shoes even if dirt is not visible to the naked eye.


It's possible that if you've had your leather shoes stored in a closet and in disuse, it smells somewhat unpleasant. It's important to ventilate the shoes in an air-filled space before starting the cleaning.


The first thing to do is gently remove dust and dirt from the surface with a polish brush. We recommend the Polishing Brush Saphir Médaille d'Or as it is ideal for cleaning suede, nubuck and smooth leather.


Then use the Saphir Cleanser to remove dirt, wax and polish. This product is like a face tonic, it prepares and opens the pores of the leather so that when the moisturizing cream is added it penetrates well and gives a better result. This product is very simple and fast to use. You can apply a small amount of the product to a cotton chamois cloth and make small circular movements on the belt. Once you have finished, use a clean, damp cloth to remove excess product and allow it to air dry.


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2.- Hydration:


Hydration is one of the most important processes in leather care. With the years and the use of the shoes, the leather can become cracked and dry. For this reason it is important to apply good hydration and nutrition after having cleansed the leather as we have explained above. This allows us to maintain its flexibility, recover its shine and prevent it from breaking with use.


Two of our recommendations for moisturizing and repairing suede Louboutin shoes are the Renovateur Suede and Nubuck Spray 250ml Saphir, which perfectly nourishes the belt and respects any leather color, and on the other hand, the Renovateur Cream Saphir Médaille d'Or with Macadamia, made with a water base with a incredible contribution of macadamia. Macadamia nourishes and rejuvenates the leather. The most valued by our customers is the ease of use and the effectiveness in hydration.


- Finally: the protection -


3.- Protection:


Before carrying out this last step, it's important to brush the shoes again to remove and polish any remaining product that has become embedded. Once brushed, we move on to the last step to keep our leather Louboutin shoes perfect. A good protection. At The Elegant Oxford we boast of having one of the best products on the market; Saphir Medalille D’Or Super Invulner.

 This product is a spray that is applied from 10 inches away and allowed to dry for 5 to 10 minutes. The spray creates an invisible protective film to protect the belt from any scratches or dirt. The result is amazing!

We hope you found the information useful. If you have any questions, please contact our experts. We will be happy to advise you.

Best regards, see you soon

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