Cobbler, Christian Louboutin Photo: Andrea Klarin
Louboutin said high heels are ''pleasure with pain'' adding that he had no sympathy for women complain about wearing the shoes because he once saw Tina Turner perform for three hours in Madison Square Garden in New York wearing a pair.
He told Grazia magazine: ''I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince's back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can't tell me they are impossible to walk in. High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can't walk in them, don't wear them.''
Louboutin has previously told the Daily Telegaph that although he not s-x obsessed he does believe there is a s_xual element to footwear.
'I'm not a s_x obsessive, that's for sure. I'm not crazy about the tarty look. But don't forget that Freud had a mould of a foot with an arch in his office. A foot was quite important for Freud.'
The very first shoe he designed under his own name was inspired by The Princess of Wales. Louboutin claimed he saw a picture of Diana looking so sad and bored, as The Prince of Wales gave a speech.
"I thought, what would bring a smile to her face?" he said.
The result was the Love Shoe, a flat pump with contrasting trim which, when viewed from above, spelt the word love across both shoes.
As far as Louboutin knows, the princess never acquired a pair, but thousands of other women did. Later she gave him another idea - cleavage shoes.
"People had a really hard time with toe décolleté back then. Especially the French. My God, you couldn't even sell French women a sandal because they didn't have pedicures and their feet were terrible.'
"It was Diana dancing with John Travolta who inspired me. She was wearing these really bad English shoes and they showed half her toes. It looked tacky but so good somehow. She had that naughtiness and it was appearing subconsciously."
The designer said he was against heels for men but said he sympathised that they now are forced to put up with women towering above them.
He said: ''Men in high heels? That's a prosthesis. But I sympathise. Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller. The men need help, but a man in heels is ridiculous.''
Despite being famed for the red soles of his shoes he has previously admitted his trademark happened by chance.
He said: ''This shoe arrived back from the factory but for some reason it didn't look quite as good as my sketch. So I used a bottle of red polish to coat the underside of the shoe scarlet. Problem solved.''