I posted about a month ago all excited about how I bought the clear solestopperz from footpetals.com and applied them to my CL simple pumps. Well, I've worn them for a few weeks now. I just looked at the soles and to my dismay the solestopperz had slid away from their original positions on the sole and the glue that was left was attracting dirt and gunk and the paint had worn off. I am very disappointed because I thought I had found something that would work to preserve the red soles. I just called the high-end cobbler outside of Detroit to see what they could do and they said there is no way to preserve the original red sole because it's just a thin layer of paint on the leather and the sole wasn't dyed all the way through. I think I'm going to try yummychouchou's red soles because I want to preserve the shoes themselves for as long as possible. I just wanted to share the news in case anyone had considered buying them because of my original post.