GQ: I have to get your opinion on what you think is the worst offense most men make in choosing a pair of shoes.
Christian Louboutin: Something I really hate more than anything else is clogs. A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes. I love the noise that is provoked by shoes, you know men’s shoes or women’s shoes. I remember my father having those metal parts underneath the soles so you could hear him clack clack clack, almost like tap dance, and so certainly for me it’s a very masculine noise. So that’s why I have a problem with clogs because if you hear someone arriving in clogs, you’re just not thinking that a guy is going to arrive or a woman is going to arrive - you think a donkey probably is going to arrive. And so, just the noise, it drives me nuts.