Fake the Louboutin look with Rosso Solini

We all lust after sexy designer shoes but unless you’re a fashion freak like my friend Clouds (try saying the three times real fast) or getting hitched to a billionaire like my little sis, few of us are actually going to buy them. Still, if you want to ‘sort of kind of’ fake the Louboutin look for less or simply add a pop of colour to any old skoen for a bit of fun you”ll appreciate Rosso Solini  ‘secret designer soles’. Essentially, they’re stick-on soles that come in an array of different colours and even patterns like zebra and leopard print.

They were kind enough to send a set of red soles, another in leopard print and then one more red kit that includes an NT cutter. 

This is what’s inside the ‘deluxe’ NT cutter kit:

Do you think they included a medical wipe incase you slice your thumb off with the NT cutter?

I decided to use the red sole kit to jazz up a pair of leather Woolies’ ankle booties:

My boyfriend calls these my ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ boots…

As it turns out, sole-ing up was easy; you simply clean the bottom of your shoe with soap and water or possibly the wipe included (because I’m lazy I used a few baby wipes and didn’t really read the instructions properly ‘cos I’m addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes with devil-may-care arts n’ arts).

Next, you stick on the sole…

Once you’ve smoothed out any bubbles, trim off the edges with your NT cutter.

I found one ‘sole wrapper’ didn’t cover my entire sole (for the record, I’m a size 4/5) so I simply plakked on another one. As it is, you get three stickers in one pack. Once I was, this was the result:

Ta frikken da bietse!

Want some? Visit their South Africa site and place your order. A plain set of soles is R65 and a print is R75. If you want a kit which includes an NT cutter, it’s R99. Your purchase will be mailed to you via regular SA mail and postage is included in the aforementioned prices.

Love, love


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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

4 thoughts on “Fake the Louboutin look with Rosso Solini

  1. Wow, Leigh! Love how you gave the Woollies booties a new sexy lease on life! I would definitely slice off a finger or two if I tried this though… am very DIY challenged 😦

  2. Omg! Payday needs to get here already so I can buy a stack of them for all my shoes – although my boyf says that’ll cost my bond cos I have so many shoes. He should be grateful that I’m not buying shoes or gadgets, but rather giving my old ones a butt lift 🙂

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