Let’s face it, when you buy Christian Louboutin red bottom shoes, you want to ensure that the red bottom stays that way forever. However, when we start wearing Christian Louboutin shoes the red bottom fades, gets scratched, and ultimately you'll lose the original Christian Louboutin look. Today, I’m going to talk about ways to prevent scratching the red soles, what to do if your Christian Louboutin shoes get damaged, how to repair your Christian Louboutin shoes, and how much it costs to replace the Christian Louboutin shoes.
The inspiration for this article came from a personal experience. As I went to grab my favorite pair of gold spiked Christian Louboutin shoes, I noticed they were completely ruined. Not only has the red bottom been completely scratched, the heel on one of the shoes split, and the heel tips were gone. I was devastated to say the least. These were my go to shoes. In my opinion, it was worth getting my favorite Christian Louboutin red bottom shoes repaired.
How to prevent your Christian Louboutin Red Bottom shoes from getting destroyed
Before you need to repair your Christian Louboutin shoes, there are some ways you can prevent the red bottoms from getting destroyed.
According to the Christian Louboutin website the best way to take care of the Louboutin Red Bottom shoes is the following:
- Keep the Leather Area Clean
- When storing your Christian Louboutin shoes avoid direct light and heat
- Avoid wearing your shoes in the rain
- Store in the Christian Louboutin dust bag
- Avoid contact with abrasive surfaces
The truth is you need a layer of protection if you want to keep them in pristine condition.
HOWEVER!! I also stumbled upon this youtube video once where this girl literally took an iphone glass screen protector, cut it out and put it on the sole of her red bottom shoes. Disclaimer, I’ve never actually tried this, but from the comments it appears that it’s quite a popular trick to preserve the Christian Louboutin red bottom soles.
I’ll link the video here if you’re interested
What to do if you’ve damaged your Christian Louboutin Red Bottom Shoes
If you are like me and you wear your Christian Louboutin shoes frequently then more likely than not the red bottom will be damaged, scratched, and worn down. This is completely normal. You may be thinking, what should I do if I’ve damaged the bottom of my Christian Louboutin shoes, or the heel tip is broken, or in my case what to do if the heel literally splits?
The good news is Christian Louboutin shop in Paris offers a way to repair the shoes at the official Christian Louboutin cobbler!
Where to get the Red Bottom Shoes Repaired?
To be honest, the best place to get the Christian Louboutin shoes repaired is in Paris. I know, I know, it’s not convenient at all. Well unless you live in Paris. With that being said, it’s the official Christian Louboutin cobbler and it’s connected to the store in Paris. Below is the address of the Christian Louboutin cobbler in Paris.
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10 Gal Véro-Dodat, 75001 Paris
In my opinion, the best part about replacing the Christian Louboutin Red Bottom soles with the official Louboutin cobbler is the way to go. The cobbler will remove completely the original red bottom sole and replace it with a Christian Louboutin rubber like material sole. The Louboutin shop told me this material is made to last and won’t get damaged.
Stand by, I will keep you posted on how it goes after a few months of wear. I’m hopeful the Christian Louboutin resole will last for a long time.x
How long does it take to get the Red Bottom Shoes Repaired?
There are many factors that go into how long it takes to get your Christian Louboutin shoes repaired at the official Louboutin cobbler. These factors include, how many people are in front of you in line and what type of repair needs to be done.
For reference my shoes were dropped off July 18th and were done on July 29th. In short it took 11 days for my Christian Louboutin shoes to be repaired. I had the sole's replaced, the heel fixed, and new heel tips added.
It’s important to note that the cobbler is closed in August for holiday, but the Christian Louboutin shop next to the cobbler will still accept the shoes to be repaired.
What if I live in the USA can I still get my Christian Louboutin shoes repaired in Paris?
If you live in the USA you can still get your Christian Louboutin shoes repaired in Paris. It will definitely cost more because you have to pay for shipping both ways. When Christian Louboutin ships the shoes back to you in the USA they don’t declare the original amount of the shoes they only declare the cost to repair it. AKA don’t worry about paying a VAT tax.
If you are traveling to Paris for a short period of time, but live in the USA, you can drop the shoes off at the shop and they can ship the shoes to you internationally.
This is not a guarantee, but if you drop them off the first day you’re in Paris and tell the Christian Louboutin store you are only there for a few days or a week they might be able to do a rush delivery for you. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
I did see on the Christian Louboutin USA website, there are recommended shoe repair shops in NYC. I cannot speak about those locations as I’ve only been to the Paris location to repair my shoes.
Price to Replace the Christian Louboutin Red Bottom Soles
As you know the price of Christina Louboutin shoes is very steep so you’d expect to pay a premium to get the shoes repaired. The good news is the repair of the shoes is very affordable. Below is a table of the most popular services Christian Louboutin cobbler offers to replace parts of the shoe.
|Full Red Bottom Sole||110 Euros|
|Half Red Bottom Sole||55 Euros|
|Heel tips||10 Euros|
|Shoe stretch||15 Euros|
Recap on How to Repair your Christian Louboutin Shoes?
In short, if your Christian Louboutin shoes get damaged and need repair, don’t fret. There is an official cobbler in Paris that will repair the damage on your shoe. The shop is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris and can work with international clients.
I’m curious, has anyone had their Christian Louboutin shoes repaired? Did you go to the official Cobbler in Paris to replace the red bottoms! Definitely let me know! Hope you enjoyed reading this article on how to repair your Christian Louboutin shoes!
Sincerely Petite in Paris,