Over the past few years, thanks to a plethora of celebrities wearing them, the red sole of a Christian Louboutin shoe has become iconic.
They're covetable shoes that we would love to slip our toes in to.
And maybe now we won't have to suffer from a cold sweat as we hand over our credit card over to buy a pair. We could be buying them on the high street.
Last week in Paris, a French court awarded the local subsidary of Zara the right to sell red-soled shoes.
The ruling, which came from France's final court of appeal, upheld the June 2011 decision in favour of Zara, and sentenced Monsieur Louboutin to pay legal costs of £2,000 to Inditex - the Spanish retail giant that owns Zara - as compensation.
In the original case, Louboutin had sued Zara for counterfeiting and unfair competition based on the allegation that Zara had sold an open-toed shoe similar to Louboutin's Yo Yo Model.
Louboutin won that case but then Zara appealed and won on June 22 2011 beacuse, according to WWD, the court of appeal said the terms of Louboutin's trademark registration were too vague, noting for instance that it did not contain a Pantone colour reference for the red soles.
The court also added that the shoes were too disimilar to be confused as the other.
Louboutin has registered a fresh trademark application, meaning that the exact red is protected.
However ladies, it must be noted that the ruling does not mean that UK branches of Zara will start selling the red-soled shoes.
Looks like we're going to have to break the bank for them.