French born designer, Christian Louboutin won the legal right in 2012 against designer Yves St Lauren to trademark the signature red soles. He found the inspiration for his trademark red outer soles in 1993. “My assistant was sitting there, painting her nails red. I took one look and decided to color my soles red as a statement for the season,” The shoes were soon wore by Madonna. Although the right is his, St Lauren was granted, by the courts, the right to use the red soles provided the entire shoe is also red.