But that doesn't mean it's all pinched toes and black patent leather in Christian Louboutin's world. There's plenty to love here even if your fashion idols do not include, oh, say, a dominatrix or Rihanna in her Rated R phase.
From tartan buckle pumps and chic suede ankle boots to colorblocked perspex heels, here are nine picks that are way more fashion-forward than floozy. We promise you'll dig 'em, even if you currently rely on a pair of creepers for that all-important extra height.
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Christian Louboutin Fossile Heel, $1,095, available at Christian Louboutin.
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Christian Louboutin Duofoura Heel, $1,095, available at Christian Louboutin.