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Top 100 Shoe Trends of 2014

From Soccer Superstar Shoes to High Heel Protectors

— January 3, 2015 — Fashion
2014 was a monumental year for the shoe industry; sneakers, stilettos and sandals all made their mark in the annals of the top 2014 shoe trends.

As far as sneakers and sports shoes go, 2014 saw the release of a number of star-endorsed shoes by heavyweight brands such as Nike and Adidas. The biggest stars in soccer, basketball, tennis and other sports all released shoes combining aesthetic design and performance-improving technology. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo took things to the next level by unveiling a line of shoes designed for the streets rather than the soccer field.

The world of women's shoes saw previously unseen levels of creativity in 2014. The simple heel was converted into an object of art in 2014, with shoe designers tapping into young women's desire to stand out among the crowd by embracing the eye-catching, the retro and at times the wacky.

For more on the path being trodden by the shoe industry, step over to Trend Hunter's 2014 Shoe Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Winterized Down Sneakers
Winterized Down Sneakers
The Converse Chuck '70 Down Jacket is Inspired By Down Jackets
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99
Affordable Luxury Sneakers
Affordable Luxury Sneakers
Burnetie Offers High End Styles Crafted from Premium Materials
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98
Soccer Superstar Shoes
Soccer Superstar Shoes
The CR7 Footwear Collection is Inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's Personality
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97
Shocked Shoe Expression Ads
Shocked Shoe Expression Ads
The Max Shoes 2014 Campaign Shows 'You Are What You Wear'
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96
Bespoke Designer Footwear
Bespoke Designer Footwear
Stuart Weitzman's SWxYOU Series Can Now Be Made into Custom Heels
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95
Escapist Urban Footwear Collections
Escapist Urban Footwear Collections
The Timberland Spring 2014 Collection is Road-Trip Ready
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94
Nostalgic Fairytale Kicks
Nostalgic Fairytale Kicks
The Del Toro X Disney Shoes Will Please Any Disney Fan
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93
Elegant Victorian Stilettos
Elegant Victorian Stilettos
These Rosanna Gault Shoe Designs Embody a Feeling of Opulence
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92
Cosmically Exotic Sandals
Cosmically Exotic Sandals
The Havaianas Mara Hoffman 2014 Collection is Full of Vibrant Colors
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91
Millennium-Lasting High Heels
Millennium-Lasting High Heels
The Riviera Stiletto by House of Borgezie is Made Out of Steel
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90
Jeweled Opulence Stilettos
Jeweled Opulence Stilettos
These Juda Heels by Jerome C. Rousseau Are a Limited Edition Item
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89
Topless Footwear Ads
Topless Footwear Ads
The Jimmy Choo SS14 Campaign Stars a Revealing Nicole Kidman
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88
Chic Business Woman Footwear
Chic Business Woman Footwear
The Charlotte Olympia '9 till 5' Collection is Inspired by the 50s
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87
Baroque Floral Lookbooks
Baroque Floral Lookbooks
The Spring/Summer 2014 Christian Louboutin Campaign is Artsy and Floral
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86
Bizarre Material Shoe Collections
Bizarre Material Shoe Collections
Gourmet Footwear Spring 2014 is a Uniquely Crafted Collection
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85
Spiked Technicolor Sneakers
Spiked Technicolor Sneakers
The Christian Louboutin Spikes Capsule Collection is Vibrantly Edgy
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84
NBA Star Footwear
NBA Star Footwear
The Nike Basketball 2014 Elite Series Team Collection is in Time for Playoffs
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83
Cookie Footwear Collections
Cookie Footwear Collections
The Edible Jimmy Choo Collection Includes Shoe-Shaped Cookies
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82
Vintage Polychromatic Sneaker Designs
Vintage Polychromatic Sneaker Designs
The Adidas Originals Remix Oddity Flip Conventional Style
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81
Flip Flop Fixes
Flip Flop Fixes
Willi Footwear Offers a Boomerang Solution For an Unfortunate Flip Flop Blow-OUt
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80
Illusionary Chain-Linked Heels
Illusionary Chain-Linked Heels
Casadei's Chain Link-Inspired Collection Boasts Edgy Shine
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79
DIY Celestial Sneakers
DIY Celestial Sneakers
These Tie-Dye Sneakers are Stylishly Intergalactic
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78
Impressively Slim Skateboard Shoes
Impressively Slim Skateboard Shoes
The Nike SB Lunar Gato Skate Shoes are Ready to Roll
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77
Mismatched Shoe Packaging
Mismatched Shoe Packaging
PUMA Uses Everyone Associates to Brand Pink and Blue Kicks
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76
Italy-Inspired Loafers  
Italy-Inspired Loafers  
The 2014 Common Projects Shoe Collection is Simplistic and Crisp
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75
Spiked Wig-Wearing Heels
Spiked Wig-Wearing Heels
These Crazy Shoes From Gasoline Glamour Will Heat Up Your Outfit
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74
Auto-Inspired Shoes
Auto-Inspired Shoes
The 'Air Jordan 14 Retro Challenge Red' Kicks Take Tips from Ferrari
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73
Literature-Inspired Sneakers
Literature-Inspired Sneakers
The Latest New Balance Collection Celebrates American Authors
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72
Night-Illuminating Sneakers
Night-Illuminating Sneakers
Lacoste and Atmos Collaborate for These Glow-in-the-Dark Sneakers
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71
Sibling Celeb Lookbooks
Sibling Celeb Lookbooks
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Star in the New Steve Madden Photo Shoot
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70
Eco-Friendly Hipster Footwear
Eco-Friendly Hipster Footwear
These Sustainable Shoes are a Hand-Made Version of Hi-Top Sneakers
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69
Pearl Metal Collaboration Kicks
Pearl Metal Collaboration Kicks
Alexander McQueen's Pearl and Metal Block Sandal is a Chic Hybrid
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68
Metallic Androgynous Oxford Platforms
Metallic Androgynous Oxford Platforms
The Emily Shoe Mixes Menswear with Feminine Glamour
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67
Carved Dragon Shoes
Carved Dragon Shoes
LanVy Nguyen of Saigon Socialite Creates Artistic Asian Platforms
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66
Luxuriously Star-Studded Sneakers
Luxuriously Star-Studded Sneakers
The Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 Collection Features the ‘Jordan Pack’
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65
Colorful Crochet Shoes
Colorful Crochet Shoes
Nike Women's Flyknit Footwear Focuses on Minimalism and Functionality
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64
Monochrome Cubic Fashion Branding
Monochrome Cubic Fashion Branding
Alli Marie's New Identity is Subtle, Chic and a Litte Retro
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63
Unnecessarily Jagged Sole Sneakers
Unnecessarily Jagged Sole Sneakers
The Rick Owens x Adidas Originals Tech Runner Pushes Boundaries
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62
Elegantly Hipster Compassionate Shoes
Elegantly Hipster Compassionate Shoes
Allen Edmonds's Handcrafted Shoes are Sleek and Social
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61
Historical Painting Shoes
Historical Painting Shoes
The Dr. Martens Heaven Collection is Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's Work
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60
DIY Sneaker Device Chargers
DIY Sneaker Device Chargers
Instructables User ASCAS' Device Charger Resides in a Shoe
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59
Nautically Knotted Footwear
Nautically Knotted Footwear
The Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer 2014 Line Will Rope You In
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58
Fiercely Flashy Footwear
Fiercely Flashy Footwear
The Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers Bring Intense Color to a Classic
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57
Sock-Integrated Soccer Shoes
Sock-Integrated Soccer Shoes
Nike Revolutionizes the Mercurial Vapor with the Dynamic Fit Collar
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56
Candy-Covered Pumps
Candy-Covered Pumps
These Crazy Shoes from Gasoline Glamour Look Delicious
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55
Shoe Department Portable Bars
Shoe Department Portable Bars
Selfridges Put a Portable Bar in One of Its Shoe Departments
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54
Fantasy Sword Stilettos
Fantasy Sword Stilettos
These High Heel Game of Thrones Shoes Look Like the Iron Throne
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53
Restaurant-Inspired Sneakers
Restaurant-Inspired Sneakers
The Chairman Bao is Designed After Eddie Haung's Resturant Baohaus NY
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52
Custom Fit Shoes
Custom Fit Shoes
Uneek Sandals are Made with Two Cords and a Sole
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51
High Performance Geometric Shoes
High Performance Geometric Shoes
The Nike Free 2014 Running Shoes Leave the Competition Trailing
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50
Lace-Tying Eliminators
Lace-Tying Eliminators
ZIPPEDs Allows You to Put on and Take Off Your Shoes with Absolute Ease
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49
Fluttery Winged Footwear
Fluttery Winged Footwear
The Sergio Rossi Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Collection is Butterfly-Inspired
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48
Haute Hiking Boots
Haute Hiking Boots
The Louis Vuitton Alpinist Mountain Ankle Boot Offers an Air of Elegance
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47
Olympic Star-Spangled Sneakers
Olympic Star-Spangled Sneakers
Support Team USA with the Nike Lunarterra Arktos USA Boots
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46
Personalized Designer Heels
Personalized Designer Heels
For Two Days, Prada Allowed Consumers to Order Bespoke Shoes
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45
Customizable Camo Sneakers
Customizable Camo Sneakers
The Nike Kobe 9 EM 'Pop Art Camo' Collection is Rugged Chic
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44
Pastry-Inspired Footwear
Pastry-Inspired Footwear
The Shoe Bakery Creates Delicious Wearable Designs
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43
Self-Lacing Shoes (UPDATE)
Self-Lacing Shoes (UPDATE)
Nike Brings It Back to the Future with the Re-Release of the Nike MAG
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42
Golden Winged Sneakers
Golden Winged Sneakers
The Latest adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Shoe Boasts the Midas Touch
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41
Impact-Absorbing Stilettos
Impact-Absorbing Stilettos
These Comfortable High Heels by Silvia Fado are Made for Walking
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40
High Heel Protectors
High Heel Protectors
The Heels Above Stilettos Help to Protect the Soles of Your Heeled Shoes
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39
Graphic Futuristic Footwear
Graphic Futuristic Footwear
The Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014 is Looking to Change the Game
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38
Dress Shirt Socks
Dress Shirt Socks
These Button Up Socks by Erimaki Sox Look Like Little Collared Shirts
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37
Pretty Pastel Sneaker Lookbooks
Pretty Pastel Sneaker Lookbooks
The New Balance ML999 Spring 2014 Catalog Embrace Cherry Blossoms
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36
Retro Sci-Fi Footwear
Retro Sci-Fi Footwear
Artist Mandy Roos Psychedelically Re-Imagines Experimental Shoe Designs
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35
Gradient Cleat Sneakers
Gradient Cleat Sneakers
The Nike Air Max 1 Magnista Sneakers Celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup
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34
Embossed Floral Sneakers
Embossed Floral Sneakers
The Filling Pieces Spring 2014 Shoes are Embossed with a Floral Pattern
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33
Remixed Signature Basketball Kicks
Remixed Signature Basketball Kicks
Nike's 'What The' Shoes are Inspired by Two NBA Heavyweights
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32
Handbag-Inspired Sneakers
Handbag-Inspired Sneakers
The En Noir x Buscemi 125mm Sneakers Hit New Levels of Lavish
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31
Eco-Friendly Interchangeable Shoes
Eco-Friendly Interchangeable Shoes
These Eco-Shoes are One-of-a-Kind Customizable Designs
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30
Levitating Shoes
Levitating Shoes
These Clear Platform Creepers from Y.R.U Make it Look Like You're Hovering
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29
Hybrid Sneaker Experiments
Hybrid Sneaker Experiments
The Sneaker Melt Project Combines Elements from Several Shoes
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28
Lightweight Minimalist Shoes
Lightweight Minimalist Shoes
The Nike Kaishi is Similar to the Wildly Successful Roshe Run
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27
Evil Sorceress Footwear
Evil Sorceress Footwear
Christian Louboutin's Maleficent Shoes Are Wickedly Stylish
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26
Iconic Band Tribute Sneakers
Iconic Band Tribute Sneakers
The Vans x The Beatles Yellow Submarine Capsule Collection is Trippy
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25
Feet-Forming Slippers
Feet-Forming Slippers
The Fondue Slippers by Satsuki Ohata Amazingly Mold Around Your Feet
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24
Hybrid Barefoot Trainers
Hybrid Barefoot Trainers
The Nike Sock Dart Aims to Make You Ditch Wearing Socks Altogether
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23
Decapitated Doll Shoes
Decapitated Doll Shoes
The Stride Bright, Stride Far Wedge is Made for Barbie Lovers
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22
Dragon-Inspired Shoes
Dragon-Inspired Shoes
These Killer Shoes are from Gasoline Glamour
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21
Unicorn-Heeled Pumps
Unicorn-Heeled Pumps
These Unicorn Heels Make Walking Feel Like a Magical Experience
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20
Ombre Running Shoes
Ombre Running Shoes
The Nike WMNS Roshe Run Print Comes in Laser Crimson and White-Bright Grape
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19
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
Divine Shoe-Drying Shelves
The Spare Shoe Rack Subtly Integrates an Electric Airflow Function
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18
DIY Shoe Embellishments
DIY Shoe Embellishments
These DIY Chain Boots are the Perfect Inspiration to Update Your Wardrobe
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17
Cock-Inspired Stilettos
Cock-Inspired Stilettos
Bird-Witched by Masaya Kushino is Influenced by Painter Jakuchu Ito
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16
Knitted High-Top Sneakers
Knitted High-Top Sneakers
The Nike Free FlyKnit Chukka is Perfect for Casual and Athletic Wear
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15
Couture Basketball Sneakers
Couture Basketball Sneakers
Dank Customs Get a Slam Dunk with These Louis Vuitton Sneakers
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14
Music-Themed Flip Flops
Music-Themed Flip Flops
Havaianas by Federica Sanavio is Simplistic and Stylishly Sculptural
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13
Embossed Cube Heels
Embossed Cube Heels
Designer Maria Nina Vaclavek Created These Rectangular Shoes
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12
Hipster Tattooed Leather Footwear
Hipster Tattooed Leather Footwear
Be Awesome and Sport a Pair of Tattoo Shoes by Oliver Sweeney
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11
High-Fashion Sneaker Collaborations
High-Fashion Sneaker Collaborations
The Raf Simons x Adidas Collection is a Modern Take on the 80s
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10
Flip Flop Vending Machines
Flip Flop Vending Machines
Old Navy's Shoe Vending Machine Trades Tweets for Flip Flops
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9
Seductive Portrait Footwear Campaigns
Seductive Portrait Footwear Campaigns
The XTI Spring 2014 Campaign is Sizzling Hot
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8
Dental-Bottomed Shoes (UPDATE)
Dental-Bottomed Shoes (UPDATE)
Fantich & Young are Back Implanting Teeth into Shoe Soles
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7
Striking Icicle Stilettos
Striking Icicle Stilettos
The Ice Queen Shoe is Fit for a Cold and Hard Woman
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6
Tropical Sportswear Collections
Tropical Sportswear Collections
Adidas Originals Collaborates with The Farm Company Brazil
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5
Peculiar Feline Pumps
Peculiar Feline Pumps
Designer Kobi Levi is Behind These Cat Themed High Heels
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4
Titanium 3D-Printed Heels
Titanium 3D-Printed Heels
These Titanium 3D High Heels are Anything But Ordinary
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3
Personalized Sneaker Accessories
Personalized Sneaker Accessories
Pungas' 3D-Printed Accessories Make a Pair of Kicks Your Own
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2
Killer Heels Exhibits
Killer Heels Exhibits
Brooklyn Museum Explores Footwear from the 17th Century to Present Day
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1
Murderous High Heels
Murderous High Heels
Designer Nixxi Rose Gives 'Pain is Beauty' a Whole New Meaning
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