"There is an element of seduction in shoes that doesn't exist for men," Christian Louboutin told to the Sunday Times Style.
"That's why women are happy to wear painful shoes," he adds. "For some a little discomfort is balanced by something else, which has to do with desire. You feel yourself, empower yourself, know yourself. You are aware of your body. This little act of discomfort pays off in lots of other ways."
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