In a uncompromised surge of press and popularity, Christian Louboutin has quickly established itself as a formidable purveyor of luxurious men’s footwear as well as women’s. Adorning the feet of rappers, actors, athletes and more, the red-bottomed brand’s slip-on loafers and lace-ups are impressive, but it’s their sneakers that truly bring out the fans in full force. Available now for pre-Fall 2011 comes the French designer’s trademark “Louis” studded high top sneaker in a completely blacked-out colorway. Featuring a premium leather trim and tonal black outsole, the kicks’ signature studs have been tinted matte black, lending the shoes an ominous high-fashion aesthetic. About as understated as $1,000 sneakers covered in spikes can get.