Christian Louboutin opened his first men’s boutique in 2011; in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily he demonstrates his understanding of sneaker culture: “There is a group of men that is thinking a little bit more like women. . . . They treat shoes very much as objects, as collector’s items.” These Roller-Boats feature the signature red soles of Louboutin’s shoes for women, as well as luxurious pony-skin uppers embellished with aggressive studs.
Christian Louboutin / Roller-Boat, 2012 / Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, gift of Christian Louboutin, P13.0047.AB