Finally, 'Nude' Shoes For All (Okay, Many) Skin Colors

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When you're wearing no clothes, you're nude. Then why is it that the color nude is used to describe the hue of a white person's flesh? Shouldn't it be more inclusive at this point? Carrie Bradshaw's Chief Economist Christian Louboutin thinks so — he's recently re-imagined five of his classic styles in shades ranging from a fair blush to a rich chestnut, which should "closely match the color of a customer's skin tone".

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According to The Daily Mail, Mr. Louboutin says of the shoes:

They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette. The shoes are there to give the woman an extra lift, not to take attention away from the legs and what she is wearing.

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Um, should we all loan each other a million dollars so we can all have legs for days? I wonder if they'll release one in varicose veins soon? I'd be all over that.

[Christian Louboutin via The Daily Mail, h/t edith-irene!]

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Hooray - this is exciting. Progress! Boo - the shoes are really expensive, so most women can't afford them.

ALSO, I can.not. wear a heel that is 4 inches. My feet KILL me. 3 is my limit. Is there something wrong my feet?! Like, am I just supposed to be uncomfortable and suck it up, or are (really high heels, 3 in. +) heels actually super duper comfortable for some women? Heels - HOW DO THEY WORK?!