Founded in: 1992 by Christian Louboutin
Current designer: Christian Louboutin
Complex says: Mr. Louboutin is what we would call a footwear genius. Before other notable brands like Maison Martin Margiela and Balenciaga caught the attention of rappers, the red bottoms were the shoes to rock. And to no surprise, they're still one of the most popular. The sneakers, spiked hybrids, and slippers have all built a strong following. Seriously, rappers collect them like stamps.