Christian Louboutin Debuts “Nude” Heels For 5 Different Skin Tones

Crayola changed the name of its “flesh” crayon to “peach” way back in 1962. The fashion world, on the other hand, has continued to manufacture and name “nude” garments and accessories in exactly one shade: beige. Recent efforts such as the “What’s Your Nude?” campaign, which called for bra makers to create more bras in shades of brown, have drawn attention to this ridiculously narrow definition of the word “nude,” and now a high-end shoe designer has taken a pretty big step (heh, heh) toward a more inclusive “nude” color palette. Christian Louboutin just announced a new collection of pumps called “The Nudes,” which are available in five colors to accommodate a wider range of realistic skin tones. Louboutin also released a free app to let prospective buyers photograph their feet and find the best shoe shade for them. While it’s great to see more color options, unfortunately Louboutin’s shoes are still only available at one very high price point: $625 a pop. Here’s hoping that this collection sparks similar action by more affordable brands. Nude shoes for everyone! [Huffington Post]