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Louboutins for my mum

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alexbarnett Tue 31-May-16 18:48:33

Hey - I guess the only reason I'm on here is to get opinions - I'm not actually a mum sorry haha.
So im a 17 year old boy, and know absolutely nothing about shoes.
However, for her birthday Im going to get her some Louboutins.
Im also aware that girls my age would have a completely different opinion on which louboutins would be best (style sense will differ)
And I don't want to ask my mum as that would be a huge give away.
So I was wondering - if you guys knew any - which Louboutins would be good for every day use?
Should I go for a heel or boot type?
If you guys could perhaps give opinions on which ones you would find most practical and 'subtle' it'd be much appreciated.
I've attached the three in which I've shortlisted the options down to.
Any opinions would be much appreciated thank you.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Tue 31-May-16 18:50:06

If go for simple pump 85s in whatever colour she wears most, I wear nude the most. They are the easiest to wear, unless she regularly wears very high heels. Very kind of you.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 31-May-16 18:50:20

They are generally in my experience the most uncomfortable designer shoes in existence.

Has she worn louboutins before?

And I would hate it if my child spent so much money on shoes for me.

Madbengalmum Tue 31-May-16 18:52:13

Yes, simple pump, as they are not too high. Black leather or patent or nude,whichever colour shoe you see her in most.

Madbengalmum Tue 31-May-16 18:53:00

Im sorry i have many pairs and dont find them uncomfortable, but it mght be just me.

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 31-May-16 19:12:27

I find Choos, Valentino or Aquazzurra way more comfortable. But I have wide feet!

Chewbecca Tue 31-May-16 19:43:54

What is her normal style? Dresses? Trousers & jackets? Can you describe what she wears at all?

Make sure she can change them if they don't fit & insist she's honest & tells you, shoes are really hard to buy perfectly for someone else.

alexbarnett Tue 31-May-16 20:37:06

She really only wears trousers - she has quite a lot in the same style as the Louboutin boots as above - so I was wondering maybe trying the 85 heels or keeping with the style she likes (boots)?

Madbengalmum Tue 31-May-16 20:39:31

I would go with a classic simple pump 85

nanetterose Wed 01-Jun-16 05:58:03

They are so expensive! shock
Are you positive she likes that style?
How on earth are you funding them?

Blackpoollassy Wed 01-Jun-16 12:46:35

It's really none of your business how he is funding this, or the why.
He's asking for a style opinion.
I second going with the classic pump.

ElspethFlashman Wed 01-Jun-16 12:50:40

Tbh if she wears boots a lot then get her boots. She'd wear them more.

Don't get her black pumps if she's only going to wear them 5 times a year at fancy outings.

We'll of course you know her best but I've bought expensive shoes that I only wear to weddings and I wish I'd spent the money on ones I could wear everyday instead! Cos my fancy ones just sit in the wardrobe in a fancy box. Taunting me, lol.

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Fairylea Wed 01-Jun-16 12:52:56

Why not take her out for the day and tell her you're treating her to lunch and then surprise her by taking her to buy some shoes afterwards? Then she can choose the ones she likes and gets to spend time with you, which I'm sure would make her very happy - I know it would if it were me and my son.

ijustwannadance Wed 01-Jun-16 12:55:46

Can you take her shopping instead? I would hate anyone choosing shoes for me.

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Wed 01-Jun-16 13:01:08

I second taking her out for lunch, walk to the ships and say lets pop in for a look and encourage her to try something on. Part of the fun in amazing new shoes is the buying experience. Let her experience it.

Ps you sound lovely smile

WhatamessIgotinto Wed 01-Jun-16 13:15:11

I would go for a style quite similar to one that she buys herself. That she'll prob get more wear out of them. What a special gift for your mum.

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