Trending :

February 22, 2024

Christian Louboutin supports the fight against racism with his new collection “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”

Schenelle Dsouza
Luxury brand Christian Louboutin launched a charity capsule collection called “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” on June 16. The collection is a collaboration between Christian Louboutin, English actor Idris  Elba and his wife American actress and model Sabrina Elba. 
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Sabrina Elba / Instagram
Shocked by the events unfolding in America in 2020, both Idris and Sabrina took to Instagram to speak about their experience with racism and its prevalent impact. After watching their Instagram live, Christian Louboutin decided to collaborate with them for his new collection.
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Sabrina Elba / Instagram
The “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” collection was created by the trio to help draw attention to the issues of racial injustice, in the aftermath of the death of  African-American citizen George Floyd, who was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020.
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Sabrina Elba / Instagram
The shoes have the signature Christian Louboutin red soles along with a few one-off details to highlight the main theme of the collection. Co-designers Idris Elba and Sabrina Elba decided to add a few details that would garner empathy.
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Sabrina Elba / Instagram
Struck by his visit to Martin Luther King’s memorial in Los Angeles, Idris chose the phrase Walk a Mile in My Shoes for its poignant message of empathy, which is printed across on some of the pumps, shoes and bags.
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Christian Louboutin
The price range of the collection is quite similar to the other Christian Louboutin collections. The menswear sneakers and shoes range from $875 to $1,295, while the womenswear pumps and sandals range from $895 to $,3995.
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Sabrina Elba / Instagram

 

Other items like bags and pouches range from $295 to $1,490.
Christian Louboutin "Walk a mile in my shoes"
Photo Courtesy: Christian Louboutin
Since it is a charity collection, all sales proceeds will go to five nonprofit organizations chosen by the trio. These include Maryland-based “Be Rose” that works towards helping children and people in need of humanitarian and medical assistance, “Purposeful” in Texas”, which works towards educating communities about charitable giving through monetary support or volunteering, “Immediate Theatre” works with young people and communities in Hackney and East London to ensure equal access for all to arts activities breaking down barriers and engaging people in the process of personal and social change, “Gathering for Justice” from New York that works to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities and Ottawa’s “Somali Hope Foundation” that is dedicated to providing access to education for underprivileged children in Somalia.
You might also like:
Inside the largest-ever Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition[niste] in Paris
A day in the life of Christian Louboutin’s India Head, Anjali Gaekwar

Schenelle Dsouza


Receive the latest news

Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter