Spanish fashion house Balenciaga is not known for doing things in a minimalist, low-key manner, and that's why the Pierry Hardy x Balenciaga Resort 2012 footwear collection suits both the legendary shoe designer and Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere to a tee.

Experimenting with structural designs and mixing leopard print -- a trend that is not going anywhere this season -- with canvas, these shoes are not for the faint of heart. For those looking to stand out from a crowd, however, the Pierry Hardy x Balenciaga Resort 2012 collection features shoes that will most certainly be crowned the "it" footwear of the season.

Adorned with heavy buckles and an avant-garde, artistic cutout heel, the Pierry Hardy x Balenciaga Resort 2012 shoes are what shoe fetish dreams are made of.