The shoes — which can be bid on through Oct. 30 — are part of the Disney Create 100 auction supporting Make-A-Wish
Christian Louboutin is using his creativity for a good cause.
"I wanted to deeply explore the Marvel Universe and its references," Louboutin tells PEOPLE exclusively about crafting the Namor-inspired shoes. "The aquatic universe has always been fascinating to me."
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With the fashion item, Louboutin says, "I wanted to recreate the fish scales of Namor, and I added some stones to bring light to the shoes."
"The form of the sandal is inspired by his armor," he adds. "It embodies empowerment, which is a key message of the larger Christian Louboutin x Marvel capsule collection."
Crafting the shoes, Louboutin tells PEOPLE, took "around 25 hours," as "all the scales are applied one by one on the silver leather."
"Before this, the conception is also essential, as each scale has been imagined as a mirror to recreate a reflective visual effect," he notes. "The size and the shape must be perfect."
After the Disney Create 100 auction, the Sea Queen Gladiator Sandals will be customized to fit the winner's shoe size.
The shoes — which feature the specially designed Marvel x Christian Louboutin joint logo on the insole — are currently going for over $4,000, as of Monday afternoon.
The winning bidder will be responsible for all shipping costs, customs fees and charges, if applicable, per Disney.
The Louboutin-crafted Sea Queen Gladiator Sandals are currently available to bid on here.
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