Over the years, shoes have become the ultimate statement-maker, with designers and innovators creating some seriously strange footwear. While we want our clothing to be versatile and understated, our shoes are definitely where we like to have fun!

From the recent crop of super sky-high heels seen at the Spring 2010 runways to weird shoe designs crafted of paper and wire, check out this cluster of strange footwear. Trust me, you’ll be more grateful of your basic ballet flats after seeing these!