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Christian Louboutin Flats, Sneakers, Loafers, Ballets, Ballerinas Shoes Review

Updated on January 6, 2015

Christian Louboutin Flats

Christian Louboutin flat shoes – categorized as ballerinas, loafers, and sneakers – present low heel, casual alternative to the pumps, boots, and wedges. Moreover, the flats department gives the three primary design qualities that characterize the brand's aesthetic and manufacturing process, namely the stress on clean elegance, small-detail sophistication, and the use of high-end materials, receive an opportunity to shine in a different, more casual than dress, context.

Women's, Men's, Unisex

Dispensing with heel or platform elevation inevitably reduces the flirtatious element; Christian Louboutin substitutes it either for comfort, as in the loafers and the sneakers, or utility, as in the dance oriented ballerinas (Cole Haan and Steve Madden describe their flats of the same architecture as “ballets”). Still, rhinestone accents, glitter and animal prints leave an immediately recognizable fashionable stamp even in the most casual settings.

Materials and Colors

Christian Louboutin recognize that casual occasions rarely warrant such particularly bright, attention seeking colors as purple, red, green, or blue: neutral and calm black, grey, silver, and beige consequently determine the palette of the vast majority of flat shoes.

Materials include the classic leather, leopard print pony hair, flannel, and strass (rhinestones). Men's sneakers will also deploy suede, cotton, and a “multimaterial” combination.

Christian Louboutin Sandals
Christian Louboutin Sandals


Ballerinas epitomize the simplicity principle without veering into the dreaded minimalist territory. Each model will have some type of ornament or accent to build a focal point – an element of interest that pleases the eye, and propels the design from plain to exquisite.

Depending on the collection – Corta Mia, Rosella, Sonietta, Gozul, Pigalle, and others – such an element can comprise a decorative lace or strap at the toe, a set of symmetrically placed spikes, a two-tone color pattern, glitter enhancement, or even such basic features as bolstered contours or an ultra-angular toe.


These are Christian Louboutin's most casual shoes, laced or slip-on, that approach classic driver's, Oxford, and moccasin designs.

The brand offers a similar selection of men's footwear, the difference between ladies' and gents' items being minimal, essentially rendering all models of this type as unisex. Collections include Fred Flat, Rollerblade Spike, Rantus Orlando, and Louis.


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