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20 Unwearable Shoe Designs

 - Sep 1, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Many stylish and outrageous footwear trends have been published on Trend Hunter. This cluster showcasea some shoe and footwear trends that were not actually ever meant to be worn.

There are flip flop sculptures, stiletto cake lifters, fun shoe dog toys, edible sneakers, sexy painted footwear and even a shoe chandelier.

Implications - Footwear is as much a part of fashion as is clothing, so it makes sense that it has become the subject of artworks or the design inspiration behind innovations like phones. On the other hand, footwear is such an important part of daily living that designers have created innovations that enhance one's use of shoes as well, revealing how there is always room for innovation when it comes to everyday essentials.