Designer Christian Louboutin seems to have taken a page out of Pleaser USA's catalog to design these sparkly ballet heels.
Louboutin teamed with the English National Ballet to create these sparkly nude satin heels inspired by ballerina toe shoes and slated to be auctioned off at the Summer Party gala in London along with other coulture created items. They have an 8 inch high stiletto heel with the signature red bottom of course and tons of sparkling rhinestones.
I've been seeing this image all over the web mostly with disdain that no one could wear this style of shoe. But Pleaser has had the Ballet style shoes in their Devious line for years - I remember them in the first catalog I got from Pleaser a good 12 years ago! Over the years I've heard from women - and even a few men! - the have tried them. Yes, they are not easy to walk in, but with practice (and very strong feet!), it can be done.
Of course they are easier to sit or stand in than walk in, as aspiring model Rae discovered in America's Next Top Model when she wore Ballet 08 in white for a photo shoot (below right).
Christina Agulara wore the Ballet 1020 Granny Boots in a music video too (below left). This style is extreme and definitely not for every one, but it will be interesting to see how much the Louboutin version sells for!