I Went Full Circle for…

Christian Louboutin FW11 Maggie 140 in Leopard Ponyhair, Black Kid Leather, and Gold-Tone Tip

 

 

This is a bit of a long story but I was originally waiting for the Maggie 160, but given that I find CL’s 150s difficult to walk in, I cancelled my pre-order and wait-listed for the lower heel height of 140 instead. Nonetheless, my decision was made too late in the game…

 

I figured I’ll probably never get the Maggie 140, and diverted my attention toward my new favorite shoe brand – Charlotte Olympia who makes absolutely the MOST comfortable shoes in 150 mm. I swear I can stand, jump, run, or dance in her shoes all day! Thus I pre-ordered her Leopard Polly.

 

Then last week, I miraculously saw the Maggie 140 online and it was available in my size! Initially I was hesitant to pay the 30% markup from duties, customs, taxes, and shipping fees. I was going to travel to the States anyhow, so I figured I’ll try my luck then. Nonetheless, everything was sold out or not available for what I wanted. I came home and finally without any hesitation, made my online purchase STAT haha!

 

This will be my last pair of CLs for a while now. The only reason why I got them is because I couldn’t let go of the fact that these were the original heels that I wanted and I have a soft spot for Louboutins. These days, I’d rather buy first and not have to worry about regretting later on.

 

However having said all this, which pair of shoes do I like more? I’m actually DELIRIOUSLY in LOVE with Charlotte Olympia’s PollyNOT CL’s Maggie!!! Honestly, I think CO’s worksmanship is superior, the ponyhair is softer and evenly distributed, and the comfort level is unbelievably amazing. Another bonus point is that CO’s shoes are very light-weight. On the other hand, CL’s shoes are getting more and more heavy these days… They used to be very light which has always been a sign of quality shoes imo, but these Maggies are kind of clunky tbh… The gold tip doesn’t cover the ponyhair well on top, there are tufts of sparse hair that pop up in random directions from the holes in the tip, which is not very well finished. I’m contemplating on whether or not to cut these random hair pieces cuz they’re really bothering me… 

 

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