The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts...The Louboutin Champagne Shoe

by Chiara Atik · January 4, 2010

The Louboutin Shoe Champagne Glass: It's never to late to ring in 2010 with champagne. This particular bottle of Piper-Heidsieck will set you back about $500, but it comes with a shoe-shaped glass designed by Christian Louboutin.

I never really got the whole "drinking champagne out of a shoe thing", but the tradition has a pretty interesting history...It started in 19th century Russia, when men used to toast a ballerina's performance by drinking champagne from her ballet shoe. This sounds sexy, until you realize that's basically just the equivalent of drinking from a football player's cleat after the Super Bowl, which I don't think anyone is too eager to do. And, honestly, anyone who has worn toe shoes could probably go more into graphic detail about what can be found in the point, but seeing as it's Monday morning, I'll spare you.

Later, the same tradition was continued at the Folies Bergère in Belle Epoque Paris, where gentlemen used to drink from the shoes of the can-can dancers.

So, really, the shoe-shaped glass is the perfect solution: all the charm and sexiness of drinking from a slipper, with the reassuring knowledge that this is one Louboutin that hasn't been on someone's foot.