Rebecca Allen Launches Nude Shoe Line for All Skin Tones That's More Affordable than Louboutins

Rebecca Allen Launches Nude Shoe Line for All Skin Tones That's More Affordable than Louboutins

February 27, 2018

 

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Finding the perfect nude shoe that caters to a variety of skin tones is not an easy task — and that's a shame, given that "nude" doesn't mean the same thing for the majority of people. So what's a wman to do? Why not start your own shoe line to solve the problem?

As The Cut points out, Rebecca Allen, a former VP at Goldman Sachs, decided to start her own footwear line filled with several shades of nude for all ethnicities. "As a black woman, there was no ‘nude’ for me in the marketplace,” she wrote on her site. “So I scoured swatches and borrowed my friends’ feet to find five nude shades to complement women from dark to light.”

Her shoes couldn't come a minute too soon, either. While Christian Louboutin expanded his nude shoe line to be more inclusive last year, there just aren't a ton of affordable options for people whose skin isn't a vaguely peachy shade of tan. And even if you do love the look of Louboutin's signature red soles, let's be real: those aren't always the most cost effective. Each of Rebecca Allen's five shoes retail for $250 each. While they're not the cheapest pair around, their leather construction and three-inch heels will last you from parties to your first interview post-college and everywhere in between.

Not only is it exciting to have a shade inclusive brand of shoes that are affordable, these shoes are also created by a woman of color who has understands the issue firsthand. "I love color, but I never wore it because I couldn’t find the perfect nude pump to complete my outfits," she said. Now, after creating her signature 3-inch high-heeled "New Pump," the issues that she experienced are becoming less of a problem for other shoppers like her.

Pro tip: as we head into prom season nude heels are a great option for any dress! *Score.*

Shop the exclusive collection here.

Click here to read the full article on Teen Vogue. 

 




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