20 weird and wonderful shoe creations

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The lines between art and footwear can often become blurred.

Whether its unicorn-shaped heels or footwear made on a 3D-printer, we've rounded up 20 of the most unusual shoe designs - frrom the irreverent to the downright gaudy.

  • Paw Print Cat Heel - Irregular Choice

    These quirky sandals meld the less-explored coupling of zebras and cats.

    £65 from Office.

  • Ali - Charlotte Olympia

    Neon wedge brother creepers from the queen of kitsch footwear.

    £565, Charlotte Olympia

  • Eamz Tara - United Nude

    If you're looking for a classic T-bar style in patent metallic fuschia snakeskin, with an obscure design inspiration, United Nude is the place to head.

    These beauties are inspired by the 1956 Eames Lounge chair.

    £205, United Nude

  • Invisible Shoe - Andreia Chaves

    Brazilian designer Andreia Chaves fused her knowledge of optical effects and 3D printing to create these eye-bending runarounds.

    Price on request, Andreia Chaves

  • Pop Art - Milly J Shoes

    Movie fan? These are the heels for you. British designer Milly J creates all kinds of unconventional heels from her base in Hertfordshire.

    £360, Milly J Shoes

  • FINSK boots

    Finnish shoe designer Julia Lundsten is behind London-based FINSK, which excels in unique designs that will make you look twice, like these contrast heel lace-up boots.

    £505, FINSK

  • Yellow Mercer heels - Privileged

    Cartoon kitsch with a Chanel-inspired ankle chain. Fantastic.

    £59.99, Schuh

  • One who charms unicorn heels - Irregular Choice

    Let a unicorn lift you through the day.

    £115, Schuh

  • Ice doll - Jeffrey Campbell

    Kind of fun. Kind of eerie.

    $264.95 (US only) Ashbury Skies

  • Maya - Alexander McQueen

    We can't see where these McQueen stunners begin or end.


  • Nova - Zaha Hadid and Rem D

    When the world's of architecture and haute couture collide, you get this kind of awesomeness.

    Zaha Hadid and United nude's Creative director Rem d Koolhaas collaborated for these chromed vinyl creations.

    £1,300, United Nude

  • Bicycle - Kobi Levi

    A British-themed bicycle is the latest offbeat addition to the avant garde shoe designer's extensive collection.

    £962, Kobi Levi

  • Pearl platforms - Nicholas Kirkwood

    Made in Italy from suede and pearl, these sleek slippers should be handled with care.

    £630, Nicholas Kirkwood

  • Exoskeleton - Janina Allen

    Terrifying and beautiful designs from the London-based footwear designer.

    Price on request, Janina Allen

  • Doorstop wedges - Lisa Berry

    This striking doorstop design by Lisa Berry showcased at the Edinburgh College of Art show in London in May.

  • Uh-huh - Irregular Choice


    $239.95 (US only) Ashbury Skies

  • Fang - Iris Van Herpen

    Feet with teeth.

    Price on request, United Nude

  • Christian Dior

    These uniquely shaped ombre ankle boots from Christian Dior made an appearance on the runway in Paris last month.

    Price on request, Christian Dior

  • Ashanti Lou

    British designers Ashanti Lou have been designing wild and wonderful custom-made shoes fro three years.

    From £120, Ashanti Lou

  • Twisted sandals - Julian Hakes

    Avant Garde amazingness. Put them on your feet - or your mantelpiece.



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