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70 Unconventional Shoe Accessories

These Fierce Footwear Designs are Artful and Architecural

— May 17, 2013 — Fashion
Taking inspiration from the world of architecture, these unconventional shoe accessories can be classified as pieces of wearable art. The fierce footwear creations blur the lines between forward-thinking fashion and statuesque artwork thanks to their striking visual aesthetic and intricate material construction.

Whether inspired by mechanical engineering processes or made to mimick organic forms found in the natural world, these unconventional shoe accessories evoke a unique design sensibility seldom seen before their time.

From phone-integrated footwear to skeletal stilettos, these one-of-a-kind shoe finds are sure to appeal to the avid shoe lover with a flair for opulence and an appreciation for artful construction. The stunning accessories are also a perfect way to make a bold style statement when worn with a modern and minimalist ensemble.

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Backward Nature-Inspired Footwear
Backward Nature-Inspired Footwear
These shoes by Rene van der Berg Feature Backwards Heels
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Smartphone-Totting Wedges
Smartphone-Totting Wedges
The 'iPhone Mashup Shoe' by Alan Nyguyen Has a Cleverly Attached Holster
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68
Wooden Block Wedges
Wooden Block Wedges
Fendi Sandal Platforms Adds Some Retro-Styled Height
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67
Wooden Block Shoes
Wooden Block Shoes
The Pernilla Collection by Cat Potter is Inspired by the Art of Ricky Swallow
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66
Architecturally Caged Pumps (UPDATE)
Architecturally Caged Pumps (UPDATE)
Andreia Chaves' Newest Design Will Trap Your Feet in Place
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65
Hand-Pleated Platforms
Hand-Pleated Platforms
Minimarket Designs Creative Wedges Perfect for the Warm Weather
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Empire State Stilettos
Empire State Stilettos
The Geox Sping/Summer 2010 Line Makes Use of Iconic Buildings
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63
Phone-Integrated Footwear Art
Phone-Integrated Footwear Art
This 3D Printed Shoe Commemorates FreshFiber's Unusual iPhone Cases
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62
Avant-Garde Architectural Accessories
Avant-Garde Architectural Accessories
The Julia Kaldy Construct Collection is Futuristically Edgy
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Oblong Wooden Heels
Oblong Wooden Heels
Horse Around in Style with the Atlanta Weller Shoe Boot Pony
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60
Fire Dragon Stilettos
Fire Dragon Stilettos
The Kobi Levi Contemporary Chinese Shoe is the Artist's Latest Release
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59
Transparent Mesh Heels
Transparent Mesh Heels
Maison Martin Margiela's Perspex Boots Are Sheer
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Historically Inspired Heels
Historically Inspired Heels
These Edgy Shoes by Breno Cintra Honor Aboriginal Culture
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Stick-Constructed Stilettos
Stick-Constructed Stilettos
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Julia Kaldy
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Anatomic Footwear
Anatomic Footwear
Kermit Tesoro Hypertrophy Heels Replicate the Human Form
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55
Building Block Heels
Building Block Heels
Finn Stone's Limited Edition LEG-GO Stilettos Are Colorful and Playful
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54
Banana Heels
Banana Heels
Fruit-Inspired Pumps From Sergio Zambon
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53
Futuristic Flatpack Footwear
Futuristic Flatpack Footwear
United Nude Moon Life Shoes are a Fashion Fit to Bring to Mars
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52
Barb-Boasting Booties
Barb-Boasting Booties
The Iris van Herpen and United Nude 'Thorn' Collection is Sharply Venomous
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51
Heel-Less Iceberg Platforms
Heel-Less Iceberg Platforms
Noritaka Tatehana's Christmas Collection is a Sculptural Sensation
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50
Shoe Couture Artworks
Shoe Couture Artworks
These Katerina Voloder Illustrations Show her Obsession for Luxury Heels
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Contemporary Colorblock Heels
Contemporary Colorblock Heels
The Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2010 Shoes
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Gun Shoes
Gun Shoes
Chanel Vice Heels
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Fantasy-Inspired Footwear
Fantasy-Inspired Footwear
Danuta Tydor Presents a Psychedelic Shoe Collection
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Height-Defying Ballet Flats
Height-Defying Ballet Flats
The Christian Louboutin Fetish Heels are a Ballerina's Fashion Dreams
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Architecturally Abstract Heels
Architecturally Abstract Heels
The United Nude Abstract Wedge Makes a High-Fashion Statement
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44
Poignantly Pointy Footwear
Poignantly Pointy Footwear
These Spiky Shoes are Edgy and Daring
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Twosome Towering Heels
Twosome Towering Heels
The Jeffrey Campbell 'Get Out' Pumps are Super Hot
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Boxy Origami Shoes
Boxy Origami Shoes
Andreia Chaves' Shoe Concepts are Bold Artistic Statements
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Holey Platform Heels
Holey Platform Heels
Finsk's Project No. 4 Shoes are Stunningly Sky-High and Sculptural
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Lipstick Heels
Lipstick Heels
Alberto Guardiani Blends Women's Formalwear Essentials
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Sculpturally Shaped Footwear
Sculpturally Shaped Footwear
The Youngwon Kim 2013 Graduate Collection is Architectural
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Elephant Trunk Heels
Elephant Trunk Heels
The Christian Siriano Spring 2011 Shoes for Payless
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37
Seriously Studded Fashion
Seriously Studded Fashion
Gasoline Glamour Presents Pieces with Flair
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36
Melting Heels
Melting Heels
The Nicholas Kirkwood SS10 Shoe for Rodarte
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Complex Spiralling Stilettos (UPDATE)
Complex Spiralling Stilettos (UPDATE)
The Mojito Shoe by Julian Hakes is Dizzying and Delightful
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34
Strappy Architectural Pumps
Strappy Architectural Pumps
The United Nude Spring Summer 2010 Collection
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Tripod Stilettos
Tripod Stilettos
Acne Studios Footwear Features Triple-Spiked Heels
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Extreme Haute Platforms
Extreme Haute Platforms
The Omar Perez Stilett"O"s Collection Shows Shoes Fit for Gaga
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Poodle Shoes
Poodle Shoes
John Galliano's Hair-Free Pom Pom Stilettos Won't Require Any Trimming
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Holey Wedged Heels
Holey Wedged Heels
Guo Pei's Sky-High Heels are Geometric Masterpieces
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Twisted Coil Booties
Twisted Coil Booties
Iris Van Herpen and United Nude Create a Pair of Hoof-Like Heels
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Skeletal Stilettos
Skeletal Stilettos
The Melonia Shoe by Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf
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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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Tooth-Bottomed Brogues
Tooth-Bottomed Brogues
The Apex Predator Shoes by fantich and young Take a Bite of Fashion
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Dual Heel Shoes
Dual Heel Shoes
Alexander McQueen's Geisha-Style Footwear
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Crystal-Encrusted Heels
Crystal-Encrusted Heels
The Prada Spring 2010 Ads are Ravishingly Sparkly
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Fantastical Shoe Exhibitions
Fantastical Shoe Exhibitions
The Shoe Obsession Exhibition in FTI Will Haunt Your Dreams
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Contemporary Cinderella Kicks
Contemporary Cinderella Kicks
'Invisible Shoes' by Ilanio Makes Walking a Floating Experience
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Wooden Block Heels
Wooden Block Heels
The Benoit Meleard SS11 Collection Looks Impossible to Walk In
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Sharp Skeletal Stilettos
Sharp Skeletal Stilettos
These Janina Alleyne Designs are the Future of Footwear
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Architectural Wire Shoes
Architectural Wire Shoes
Check Out These Form Over Function High Heels by Tea Petrovic
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DIY Tin Can Pumps
DIY Tin Can Pumps
The 'Pringle of Scotland' Metal Heels are Urban Chic
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Naughty Dancer Shoes
Naughty Dancer Shoes
7" Wedges Have a Sexy Carving of a Woman and a Pole
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Wonderland Stilettos
Wonderland Stilettos
Nicholas Kirkwood Haute Couture Shoes Are a Nod to the White Hare
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Carnivorous High Heels
Carnivorous High Heels
Iris van Herpen and United Nude's Fang Shoe is Literally Long in the Tooth
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Out-There Sculptural Shoes
Out-There Sculptural Shoes
Etsy Designer 'Spikesbyg' Creates Extremely Edgy Footwear
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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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Heel-Less Cyborg Shoes
Heel-Less Cyborg Shoes
The Finsk Project 2 Shoes Send You to Ridiculous Heights
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3D-Printed Pumps
3D-Printed Pumps
The Instant Shoe Concept Proposes Perfectly Tailored Footwear
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Extraterrestial Platforms
Extraterrestial Platforms
Alexander McQueen Alien Heels are Out of This World
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Jagged Crag Platforms
Jagged Crag Platforms
These London S/S 2010 Shoes 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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Futuristic Heel-less Heels
Futuristic Heel-less Heels
Chau Har Lee Creates Wearable Sculptures for Feet
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Colorful Craptastic Stilettos
Colorful Craptastic Stilettos
The INSA Elephant Dung Heels Smell Like Crazy Creativity
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Pristinely Powerful Heels
Pristinely Powerful Heels
The Victoria Spruce SS 2012 Collection is Full of Strappy Wonders
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Spinal Stilettos
Spinal Stilettos
Skeletal Dsquared2 Fall 2010 Shoes Are Anatomazing
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Couture Footwear Frenzies
Couture Footwear Frenzies
Daphne Guinness Rocks Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes in Public First
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Modern Wizard of Oz Shoes
Modern Wizard of Oz Shoes
‘The Kansas Project' in Hong Kong
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Death-Defying Stilettos
Death-Defying Stilettos
The Noritaka Tatehana Collection is Reaching New Shoe Heights
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