Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm vs. So Kate 120mm
Louboutin collectors around the world go absolutely ga-ga for Christian Louboutin’s beautiful designs. Many have referred to So Kate as an upgraded version of the Pigalle.
Both styles are without question a celebrity favorite. So Kate is part of FW13 collection while the Pigalle is part of the classic collection. Without further ado, I bring you Pigalle 120mm vs. So Kate 120mm.
|Shorter toe box||Longer toe box|
|Slightly higher cut vamp||Slightly lower cut vamp|
|Slightly less steep arch||Steeper arch|
|Thicker stiletto heel||Thinner cigarette stiletto heel|
Read more below!
Pricing and Availability
Both pumps were priced at $625 USD and have just increased to $675 USD (August 2014). Both styles are highly sought after and sizes are ALWAYS sold out in stores. Resellers often sell for more than retail price as they are tough to get your fingers on. Sooooo if you are lucky enough to add these babies to your shoe closet tell your SA, “I’ll take em!”
So Kate Sizing
I wear 35-35.5 in most designer shoes and I sized up in the So Kate to 36. I tried on the 35.5 and it fit; except the toe box was cramming my toes. My feet were pushed against the low-cut vamp. Another 5 minutes and my foot would have a cut. I placed a thin insole inside my size 36 So Kates and they fit comfortably. Mind you, I would rather size up with an insole instead of convincing myself that the shoes will stretch while torturing my poor feet.
My bestie picked up a pair of the classic Pigalles in Europe. She was informed that the new releases run more true to size than before. Several years ago the Pigalles ran a half size to 1 full size big. So if I happened to come across the older releases of the Pigalles I would be looking for a 34.5-35.
However, if you were to pick up a pair in the store today, they would run half size small to true to size. Keep this in mind if you are about to pull the trigger on a pair and you’re unable to try them on. (My situation a lot of the time).
LUST4LABELS TIP: Knowing your insole measurement really helps when shopping online.
Breaking in So Kate
First time for So Kates was to dinner. I brought a pair of back up shoes just in case I was in too much agony (my trusty YSL tribute sandals). I walked down the block on some cement and cobblestone. When I was finally seated at the restaurant I begged my friend to grab my back up shoes from the car so I don’t look like a total mess stumbling out of the restaurant. So Kate first time wear lasted 20 minutes. Yay?
Second time Comfort
The second time I wore my So Kates was to a nightclub while on vacation. I was just “dropping by” and was planning on having “one drink”. I brought my trusty roll-up flats in my purse. To my surprise, the shoes were not as painful for most of the night. I put my flats on when we were on the way home. Definitely recommend everyone have a pair of these for emergencies.
Purchase roll-up flats here: Dr. Scholl’s For Her Fast Flats
I really do enjoy adoring the similarities and differences in both Louboutin designs.
If I absolutely had to choose?
So Kates please. Then Pigalles.
I will be adding Pigalles to my collection in the (hopefully near) future.