christian-louboutin-flame-boots.jpgSometimes, a style comes along that you just have to gaze upon in awe from time to time, just to remind yourself what incredible things shoe designers can do. Often, that little moment is provided by Christian Louboutin, and today we're rounding off the week with one of his most iconic recent styles: the flame bootie. It's normally pictured in a silver/white colourway, but this rarer multi-coloured gem version is the stuff that shoe dreams are made of.

With a real rock chick vibe and the slender high heeled silhouette that made the designer his name, these shoes are just bursting with style. Called 'Maralina', the boot is from Louboutin's autumn/winter 2010/11 collection, and the gemstones that give it is sparkle are all Swarovski elements. There is a sling-back shoe from the same range, which you can take a look at here. What a truly explosive style!