A Nude for All: Louboutins to Match Every Skin Shade

We don’t all look the same naked. Skin shades vary. So when it comes to designing a nude pump – you know, the quickest route to longer, slimmer-looking legs – why should there be just one color option?

Christian Louboutin has responded to that very question, releasing a range of pumps matching various shades of melanin. According to the designer himself,  the shoes “become a fluid extension of her leg, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette.” Best part? There’s also a Louboutin Shades app. Take a photo of your bare feet and it’ll tell you which shade of nude best suits you.

But, I must ask – why stop at luxe pumps? The concept that not all humans are “nude,” by product-color standards, is long overdue in the fashion world. For now, strides are being made here and there (intimates have begun taking a more realistic path, like these thongs by Cosabella). But what about, say, slips? Handbags? There’s still a long way to go until the norm is actually normal.

Now – excuse me while I go scare up some cash for a pair of my own progressive red-soled wonders.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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October 15, 2013