What Christian Louboutin Should Be Known For, in Addition to Those Red Soles

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A Carmen Steffens shoe. Photo: Courtesy of Carmen Steffens

After filing a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent last week for making the soles of their red pumps red, Christian Louboutin filed a trademark infringement suit against Carmen Steffens of Brazil, whose soles also come in a shade of red (they call it "rosette"). In a statement issued yesterday, Steffens said they are surprised "that another brand is trying to reserve the rights to any color." The Loub, of course, is known for the distinctive bright red soles on his designs — along with, perhaps, his shoes' uncomfortable nature, price tags, and spikes.

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