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80 Abstract Footwear Designs

From Abstract Wave-Designed Heels to 3D Printed Shoes

— August 28, 2013 — Fashion
Any fashionista looking to add some unique and artistic elements into their shoe collection is in luck, because these abstract footwear designs are here to offer up some visually flamboyant designs to wear on your feet.

While abstract techniques are often features found in paintings, artworks and even pieces of architecture, fashion retailers are beginning to utilize these aspects in their designs to create a very futuristic appeal. Even so shoes are meant to be practical and comfortable to wear, 21st century designers are opting for more fashion-forward features and artistic designs, which often means comfort gets left behind.

From furniture-inspired footwear to wearable sculpture shoes, these abstract footwear designs will definitely make any fashionista feel like they're wearing a piece of art on their feet.
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Buckle-Ridden Heels
Buckle-Ridden Heels
The Priscilla Platform by Chrissie Morris is All About the Hardware
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Flouncy Tulle Platforms
Flouncy Tulle Platforms
The Nicholas Kirkwood Ruffle Pumps are Conservative Yet Fun
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Customized Sneaker Art
Customized Sneaker Art
Marcus Tremonto Remixes the Nike Zoom Force-1 Boots
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77
Funky Kaleidoscope Heels
Funky Kaleidoscope Heels
The United Nude AW 2011 Collection Offers Abstract Designs for the Fall
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76
Towering Maze-Patterned Pumps
Towering Maze-Patterned Pumps
The ASOS HANDLE Wedges Offer a Puzzlingly Patterned Design
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75
Futuristically Chromatic Footwear
Futuristically Chromatic Footwear
The Ana Locking Fall 2011 Collection is About Identity
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74
Cubist Painter Flats
Cubist Painter Flats
The Nicholas Kirkwood 'Picasso' Slipper is a Humble Work of Art
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73
Frighteningly Sharp Flats
Frighteningly Sharp Flats
Feet Will Garner Attention In These Chrome a Little Closer Loafers
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72
Harajuku-Inspired Footwear
Harajuku-Inspired Footwear
The Agyness Deyn x Dr. Martens Second Collaboration is Underway
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71
Fabulous Flamboyant Footwear
Fabulous Flamboyant Footwear
The Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2013 Shoe Collection is Opulent
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70
Bamboo Camo Kicks
Bamboo Camo Kicks
Nike Reveals the New Air Jordan XX8 in a Leafy Colorway
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69
Geometric Graphic Shoes
Geometric Graphic Shoes
Atalanta Weller’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Shoe Collection is Striking
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68
Life-Imitating Footwear
Life-Imitating Footwear
The Designs of Benjamin John Hall Depict Birth, Life, Death & Resurrection
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67
Strapped Spiraling Heels
Strapped Spiraling Heels
Twirl and Prance Around in These 'Bizarre' Satin Ankle Wrap Sandals
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Architectural-Inspired Stilettos
Architectural-Inspired Stilettos
The Sergio Rossi 2013 Autumn/Winter Footwear is Fabulous
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65
Abstract Wave-Designed Heels
Abstract Wave-Designed Heels
The uGapp Shoes by Iskender Asanaliev is Unconventional
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64
Hand-Pleated Platforms
Hand-Pleated Platforms
Minimarket Designs Creative Wedges Perfect for the Warm Weather
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63
Daring Dripping Footwear
Daring Dripping Footwear
This Icicle Sneaker by Carol Christian Poell is Trickling with Style
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62
3D Printed Shoes
3D Printed Shoes
The Rapidform Shoe by Chau Har Lee is Geometric in Shape
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61
Psychedelic Shoe Campaigns
Psychedelic Shoe Campaigns
The Sergio Rossi S/S 2013 Collection Features Tribal-Like Designs
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60
Playfully Sophisticated Footwear
Playfully Sophisticated Footwear
The Alexander Siradekiana 'My Way' Collection is Subtly Dramatic
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59
Statement Shoes
Statement Shoes
Walking Hot in Spring 2008
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58
Moon Boot Kicks
Moon Boot Kicks
These Rick Owens Anthem Sneakers are Out of This World
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Vibrant Cheetah Print Kicks
Vibrant Cheetah Print Kicks
These Purple Adidas GLC Kicks are Fit for Urban Nobility
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Shimmering Rapper Footwear
Shimmering Rapper Footwear
This 'Chimera' Sneaker by Lil Wayne for Supra is Eye-Catching
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Avant-Garde Architectural Accessories
Avant-Garde Architectural Accessories
The Julia Kaldy Construct Collection is Futuristically Edgy
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Stark Lime Sneakers
Stark Lime Sneakers
Nike Re-Invents Air Jordan XX8 with a Very Futuristic Design
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Art Shoes
Art Shoes
Marimekko + Manolo Blahnik Collection
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Futuristic Slinky-Inspired Shoes
Futuristic Slinky-Inspired Shoes
The Nova Shoe by Zahad Hadid is Bizarrely Sleek and Mysterious
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Measuring Tape Stilettos
Measuring Tape Stilettos
The Dazzling Christian Louboutin Measuring Tape Sandals
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Structured Futuristic Pumps
Structured Futuristic Pumps
The Heavy Machinery SS11 Collection is Colorfully Crafty
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Fire Dragon Stilettos
Fire Dragon Stilettos
The Kobi Levi Contemporary Chinese Shoe is the Artist's Latest Release
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48
Geometric Heels
Geometric Heels
These 6-inch Wooden Heels Look Like Skyscrapers
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Opulent Etched Heels
Opulent Etched Heels
Nicholas Kirkwood Spring/Summer 2011 Line with Rodarte is Intricate & Chic
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46
Artful Illustrative Ad Campaigns
Artful Illustrative Ad Campaigns
Bionda Castana Introduced the Fall 2013 Collection with Drawings
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45
Abstract Sneaker Art
Abstract Sneaker Art
The Visually Impressive Nike + Collab: Paint With Your Feet
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44
Futuristic Film Heels
Futuristic Film Heels
These Disney TRON Products are Out of This World
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Buckling Gladiator Sandals
Buckling Gladiator Sandals
Michael Kors Spring 2012 Collection Takes a Walk on the Wild Side
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42
Geometric Bumblebee Pumps
Geometric Bumblebee Pumps
The Alexander McQueen Pumps are Stripe-Happy Gorgeous
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Fluid Plastic Footwear
Fluid Plastic Footwear
The Melissa x Zaha Hadid Collaboration is a Match Made in Heaven
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40
Stick-Constructed Stilettos
Stick-Constructed Stilettos
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Julia Kaldy
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Futuristic Flatpack Footwear
Futuristic Flatpack Footwear
United Nude Moon Life Shoes are a Fashion Fit to Bring to Mars
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Architectural Soles
Architectural Soles
Lacoste and Zaha Hadid Team to Design Ultra-Modern Shoes
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Futuristic High-Top Kicks
Futuristic High-Top Kicks
Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers Turn Moon Boots into Urban Streetwear
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Ankle-Breaking Boots
Ankle-Breaking Boots
Two-Tone Gareth Pugh Futuristic Suede Ankle Boots
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Furniture-Inspired Footwear
Furniture-Inspired Footwear
Pablo Reinoso Incorporates Pieces of Furniture into His Designs
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Robot Inspired Footwear
Robot Inspired Footwear
I Ashi Bionicus Shoes by Liam Fahy
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Whittled Leaf Wedges
Whittled Leaf Wedges
The Alexander McQueen Sculpted Sandals are Stunningly Artistic
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32
Scandalous Sky-High Heels
Scandalous Sky-High Heels
Lady Gaga Reaches New Heights With Her Penis-Shaped High Heel Shoes
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Rhino Shoes
Rhino Shoes
Tetsuya Uenobe Creates Unique Animal-Inspired Footwear
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Illuminated Sequined Goatskin Shoes
Illuminated Sequined Goatskin Shoes
Chanel Light Bulb Heels
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Totem Poll-Inspired Sneakers
Totem Poll-Inspired Sneakers
The JS Wings Eagle Totem Shoes Are Inspired by Native Culture
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Adaptive Designer Shoes
Adaptive Designer Shoes
Zaha Hadid Lacoste Spring 2009 Shoes
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Toe-Dividing Stilettos
Toe-Dividing Stilettos
Alexander McQueen's Separated Toe-lettos for Freaky Feet
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Architecturally Abstract Heels
Architecturally Abstract Heels
The United Nude Abstract Wedge Makes a High-Fashion Statement
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Art Appreciation Heels
Art Appreciation Heels
These Arty Shoes by Boyarde Messenger Recreate Famous Paintings
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Boxy Origami Shoes
Boxy Origami Shoes
Andreia Chaves' Shoe Concepts are Bold Artistic Statements
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Futuristic Silver Pumps
Futuristic Silver Pumps
The Ruthie Davis 'Robot' Sandal is Super Hot
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Dopie Shoes
Dopie Shoes
Futuristic Flip-Flops
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Shoes That Look Like Origami
Shoes That Look Like Origami
By Designer Marloes ten Bhomer
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Ankle-Breaking Apparel
Ankle-Breaking Apparel
9 Disaster-Inducing Designs
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Futuristic Running Shoes
Futuristic Running Shoes
Y-3 Combines Technology and Fashion in its Latest Running Shoe
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Artistic Paint Shoes
Artistic Paint Shoes
Jeffrey Campbell Mildred Paint Shoes are Expressive Footwear
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Holey Wedged Heels
Holey Wedged Heels
Guo Pei's Sky-High Heels are Geometric Masterpieces
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Futuristic Film-Inspired Kicks
Futuristic Film-Inspired Kicks
The 'Tron' Leather Sneaker is a Dapper Lace-Up with a Sci-Fi Feel
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Posh Rocket-Packed Pumps
Posh Rocket-Packed Pumps
The Prada Spring 2012 Footwear is Fierce and Futuristic
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Modern Eastern-Inspired Heels
Modern Eastern-Inspired Heels
The Irregular Choice Oriento Sun Shoes Have Oriental Flair
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Wooden Block Heels
Wooden Block Heels
The Benoit Meleard SS11 Collection Looks Impossible to Walk In
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Giant Staple Heels
Giant Staple Heels
Omelle Shoes Look Like Funky Office Supplies
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Geometric Cutout Pants
Geometric Cutout Pants
The Kata Szegedi SS10 Collection is Shredded to Perfection
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10
Thorned Men's Boots
Thorned Men's Boots
These Asher Levine Special Shoes for AlpineStars
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Corset Platforms
Corset Platforms
The Versace Cruise 2011 Shoe Collection is Geometric Goodness
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Medieval Booties
Medieval Booties
The Dark Ages Inspires the Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Footwear Collection
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Stilettos Inspired by Snowboard Boots
Stilettos Inspired by Snowboard Boots
Balenciaga's Bizarre Sportiletto Sandals
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Wearable Artistic Footwear
Wearable Artistic Footwear
Kei Kagami's Heel-less Shoes Are As Comfortable As Platforms
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Extraterrestial Platforms
Extraterrestial Platforms
Alexander McQueen Alien Heels are Out of This World
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High-Tech Hooker Shoes
High-Tech Hooker Shoes
Sky-High Heels Fit For Ladies of the Night
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Wearable Sculpture Shoes
Wearable Sculpture Shoes
This Kobi Levi Footwear is Totally Bananas
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Extreme Torture Shoes
Extreme Torture Shoes
From 4-Legged Boots to Porcupine-Spiked Heels
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Celebrity Foot Fetishes
Celebrity Foot Fetishes
Feet Magazine
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