London - For many fashion lovers, it is the Achilles heel of their favourite shoes.
But Christian Louboutin has admitted he does not care whether women feel pain wearing his sought-after heels.
Instead, the designer claimed most women had a “quasi-masochistic experience” with their stilettos - and that anyone struggling to walk in his creations should ditch them altogether.
The 49-year-old said: “I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in.
“High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, then don’t wear them.”
Among his long-suffering fans is Coleen Rooney, who recentlywas spotted wearing Louboutin heels to the Grand National at Aintree. On Sunday, however, the 26-year-old tweeted a photograph of her wearing trainers, saying: “Loving my Converse, just what I need after three days at the races with sky high heels on.”
Victoria Beckham has also reportedly experienced severe bunions and a slipped disc by wearing his creations.
Louboutin spoke to Grazia magazine as he revealed his shoes are to be the subject of an exhibition at the London Design Museum next month. - Daily Mail