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Most Popular Shoe of 2011 – Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

It is strange how we did not get the appeal of the Christian Louboutin ‘Daffodile’ pumps, yet celebrities adored them.

We often referred to them as stripper shoes, but these popular pumps have treaded red carpets around the world and the streets of London, New York and LA.

Stars such as Victoria Beckham, Fan Bingbing and Alicia Keys have used the stacked platform to add a few precious inches to their petite frames.

Even supermodel Heidi Klum opted for the sky-high heels which gave her 5ft 9in frame an extra 6.5 inches.

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37 Responses to Most Popular Shoe of 2011 – Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps

  1. Lala/S-R December 30, 2011 at 05:31 #

    Alicia Keys very seldom rocks anything. *SIGH*. Dare I say I’m slightly sick of CL?

  2. Alexandra December 24, 2011 at 03:59 #

    literally the first thing that came to my mind when i first saw them was that mr Louboutin is running out of ideas. like “we have peep-toes, basic pumps, ballet flats, knee-high shoes, from all the shoe cliches we didn’t do only the basic pump with ridiculously high platform”

  3. roxana December 23, 2011 at 09:46 #

    very ugly shoes!

  4. EmmaWoodhouse December 23, 2011 at 02:14 #

    Totally despise them.

  5. Carrie December 23, 2011 at 01:18 #

    OMG, so ugly.
    I’m only trusting Leighton Meester’s feet lately.

  6. molly December 22, 2011 at 21:02 #

    The only times these have ever worked are on Victoria Beckham. They look like hooves on everyone else.

  7. Lara December 22, 2011 at 17:38 #

    You forgot to add that these were particularly Kim Kardashian and Family’s Most Popular Shoe of 2011

    • DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) December 22, 2011 at 18:55 #

      Nuf said since they were embraced not just by Kim, but the whole tasteless clan.

      • Martin December 22, 2011 at 23:42 #

        The ultimate endorsement of their hideousness I would contend.

  8. GGG December 22, 2011 at 17:25 #

    I hate those. Please, 2012, let this be a trend that dies.

    • GGG December 22, 2011 at 17:26 #

      And bring back strappy sandals! They’re so much more delicate and beautiful than clunky pumps.

  9. Vee December 22, 2011 at 17:17 #

    they look fine irl…the thing that many women in hollywood are really thin and have very little thigh…you cannot be a size zero and look good in these shoes…i think you need more leg…like emma whatever her face is,,,julia robert’s niece looks absolutely ridic in them…but kimk didn’t

  10. andrea December 22, 2011 at 17:03 #

    I hope these horse hooves go away in 2012

  11. Nat December 22, 2011 at 16:25 #

    Horrible shoes, that look even more hideous on petite women, as they make their feet looks bigger than the rest of their bodies.

  12. phuong December 22, 2011 at 16:19 #

    These shoes look totally ridiculous in person…I don’t understand why some women pay over $1000 for ugly shoes. I am a big fan of CL shoes, but I must say CL came out with some ugly looking shoes this past season…..

  13. Maz December 22, 2011 at 16:05 #

    They are one ugly shoe! Especially when we look at the post on the interesting shoes Leighton has been wearing throughout the year. If you can wear sky high heels without any trouble there is SO MUCH choice…no excuse for these being worn to death…and don’t get me started on Brian Atwood…

  14. P.Aga December 22, 2011 at 15:59 #

    Slutty pumps!!

  15. MEME December 22, 2011 at 15:02 #

    I didn’t get them at first, until I saw them in person, they look like a real life caricature of an extremely high pump…. and much slender than how they photograph… I I used to think that the YSL Tribtoo’s were the highest heel I’d ever seen until these…. know you hate them FC… but I fell in love wit’ this shoe… forgive me… lol….

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2011 at 15:16 #

      forgiven 😉

      • MEME December 22, 2011 at 15:18 #


    • Linda December 22, 2011 at 15:56 #

      Hmmm…interesting. I always love hearing another perspective from someone who’s seen a piece in real life. I am one of those people who really dislike them, but I can see how maybe they look more slender and chic in real life as opposed to pictures.

  16. Colleen December 22, 2011 at 15:00 #

    I rarely meet a shoe I don’t like, but I absolutely loathe these. What is the appeal?

  17. CTgirl December 22, 2011 at 15:00 #

    These are cartoon shoes. Not attractive at all.

  18. Jerusa December 22, 2011 at 14:58 #

    To me they look like stripper shoes 🙁 don’t like at all!

  19. hilda December 22, 2011 at 14:56 #

    Seriously, they all look like goats. These ladies really should consider buying floor-length mirrors.

  20. LizLemooooon December 22, 2011 at 14:54 #

    While I understand their popularity, since they give great height and there are so many short people in the entertainment industry (generalising obviously!) I think these shoes are tired and played out like the YSL Trib Toos and I think they only suit women with an hourglass shape coz on anyone top or bottom heavy or very slender they look like horse hooves.

    • maria December 22, 2011 at 15:33 #

      very well put.

  21. TeaAtTwo December 22, 2011 at 14:53 #

    Killing outfits around the world.

    • Hannah December 22, 2011 at 17:49 #

      They are glorified stripper heels, let’s not kid ourselves. I can’t decide if they’re worst when slaying an exquisite gown or when they are worn ‘casually’ á (accent should be the other way around) la Emma Roberts.

  22. Janet Snakehole December 22, 2011 at 14:46 #

    You forgot to add “ugliest”
    What an unflattering, grotesque, furniture looking shoe. It literally brings down any outfit.

  23. Shaina December 22, 2011 at 14:46 #

    Only a few can pull this off, but either way these shoes are horrendous.

  24. Claire December 22, 2011 at 14:38 #

    I just don’t get the appeal of these shoes. When you see them in real life they look almost cartoon-like, I would have thought all the gorgeous women who have worn them would have had better taste!

  25. Alina December 22, 2011 at 14:36 #

    In this particular four examples I don’t hate them.

  26. AW December 22, 2011 at 14:32 #

    And the only ever looked less than ridiculous on Beyonce in that first pic and Heidi Klum in the last one. Everyone else looked like trotting horses imo.

    • MEME December 22, 2011 at 15:04 #


    • Jess2 December 22, 2011 at 15:16 #

      I agree, I like them in the pictures of Beyonce and Heidi.

    • AW December 22, 2011 at 15:59 #


      And the only *celebrities that* ever looked less than ridiculous…

      (My brain moves faster than I type)

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