Louboutin’s Red-Soled Stilettos

Madi Sultanik

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Everyone  knows about Christian Louboutin, and the iconic red- sole stilettos.

“For 26 years, the red sole has enabled the public to attribute the origin of the shoe to its creator.” Louboutin had faced legal issues when a Dutch company decided to sell their own take on the red soled stilettos, the legal case dates back to 2012.

The dutch company argued that they should be allowed to sell the shoes since EU law prohibits the trademark of products with common shapes such as shoes, but the EU’s top court backed the fashion brand in a decision, ruling that it’s use of the iconic red color means that it’s shoes can be trademarked. Now the red soled shoes can only be produced by the fashion giant themself, Louboutin.

Louboutin shoes average around $1,000 for a pair of their signature stilettos