For those who often thought you can eliminate the pain associated with super high heels, you are about to be proven wrong. Heel Guru Christian Louboutin himself made a statement confirming what we knew all along. High heels are pleasure with pain.

You don’t say Louboutin, you don’t say.

Louboutin says he feels little sympathy for those who suffer while wearing his designs, describing the relationship between a woman and her heels as a quasi-masochistic experience.

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.’

Celebrating his 20th anniversary, Louboutin’s high-end label will be exhibited at the London Design Museum next month. He has also released a coffee-table book, a weighty tome that marks two decades in fashion and his path from intern to A-lister.

Louboutin’s journey as a cobbler began at Paris music hall Folies Bergere, where he first worked and was inspired by the world of Cabaret – a theme which still features heavily in his collections today. The sole of his shoes are red and it recognised as it’s trademark worldwide.

So ladies, the next time you put on your heels, do remember that if it hurts, you are doing it right!