Why do Louboutins have red soles?

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Louboutins are designer shoes that are made famous by the footwear designer who bears the same name.  Louboutins or Louboutin shoes are also known to have red soles or red bottoms and this color-based design has become a trademark of Christian Louboutin, the shoe designer.  The red soles of Louboutin shoes have become so famous and synonymous with the brand that Christian Louboutin has actually obtained an official trademark for the design in the US. The red soles in Louboutins have evolved from being famous and trendy to an official design trademark from the shoe designer.

Louboutin shoes have become popular because of many celebrities and superstars that wear them.  Starting in the 1990s, Louboutins have become synonymous with high-heeled shoes or stilettos as many fashion experts call them.  All these stilettos are designed to make the legs look longer and sexier.  The shoe designs are also accented with a red-china bottom that makes the shoes stand out and exude even more sexiness.  Whenever people see Hollywood stars and A-listers wear stilettos with a red bottom, people would always think of them as Louboutin shoes.  Stilettos in red soles have become an instantly recognizable brand of designer shoes.  With its wide popularity, Christian Louboutin has eventually obtained a design trademark for his red soles back in 2008.

The trademarked red soles of Louboutins have become quite a sensation in the fashion world.  It also caused a stir when another luxury brand released a red shoe with a similar red sole.  This incident resulted to a court battle between Christian Louboutin, the French designer, and the other luxury brand.  The US court eventually ruled in favor of both parties wherein the other brand was allowed to sell the red shoe with the same sole color while Christian Louboutin was recognized with his trademark on red soles at the same time.  For the US court, the red soles have become synonymous with the brand and so has honored its rights as long as the red sole contrasts that of the shoe color.

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