By LARA GOULD
Well heeled: Jenson Button browses shoes for his fashion model girlfriend in the Christian Louboutin shop in Knightsbridge, West London, last week
His Formula 1 racing career has been built on his ability to put his foot down.
But Jenson Button has proved that away from the track, he has a softer, generous side, and a keen eye for women’s shoes.
The driver celebrated his 31st birthday last week by buying his fashion model girlfriend Jessica Michibata a pair of exclusive Christian Louboutin shoes.
The pair spent more than an hour in the store in Knightsbridge, West London.
Button’s eye was caught by a pair of black patent court shoes featuring the designer’s trademark bright red soles.
Later he appeared deep in thought as he weighed up the choice between a striking snakeprint pump and a lace print platform shoe.
The couple eventually made a decision and left the store with Miss Michibata, 26, clutching a shopping bag.
Soul mates: Jenson walks hand in hand with long term girlfriend Jessica Michibita after they left the expensive shoe shop
The right pair: Miss Michibita, a Japanese lingerie model leaves the Christian Louboutin shop followed closely behind by Jenson carrying the new shoes
Button then whisked Miss Michibata off for a romantic dinner in his £150,000 Porsche Carrera GT2 RS.
The car, which was launched in the UK last year, can reach 200mph and is more suited to laps of the racing circuit.
But the former world champion had no problems using it to tackle the tricky corners of West ¬London’s streets, lined with designer boutiques.
Button, who is based in the tax haven of Monaco, has been dating Japanese model Miss Michibata – who has starred in campaigns for Evian water and L’Oreal – since 2009.
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