A reader (hello LM!) recently asked me what pair of shoes I wear the most, and how often I’ve worn them. Right away I knew the answer: my Louboutin Simple pumps. I bought my first pair, in plain black leather, back in 2009 and I’ve worn them to the ground! They’ve been to the cobbler multiple times and have taken me through a slight snow storm in Boston, a huge downpour in Moscow, dreadful days navigating multiple casinos in Las Vegas during CES, and more.
I love them and wear them on average probably twice a week. Just look at my black pair! You can definitely see that the leather has been loved and worn.
After responding to LM’s email, I realized that I did wear these shoes an incredible amount and so recently added another pair in an easy color, pinkish nude, to my closet. I know that Louboutin offers more scintillating styles with higher heels and vampier cuts (like my favorite evening pump, the Decollete), but seriously for me nothing beats the Simple for comfort. I’ve tried other brands both high and low and these are my favorite. The 85mm heel height is my favorite as well, the right balance of a good enough height while still feeling good at the end of a long work day. I know some women claim that the 100mm is just as comfortable, but those extra 15mm make a difference for me!
What are the heeled shoes that you wear the most, they can take you through a long day with your feet still feeling good?
PS: The best and closest show I’ve found to the Simple at a much more friendly price point (~$130) have been the Corso Como Del pumps – the patent versions are always a nice option but I’ve experienced inconsistent leather quality. Their regular leather pumps have all worn well for me.