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81 Outrageously Over-the-Top Shoes

From Funky Fish Tank Heels to Boxy Origami Shoes

— July 25, 2013 — Fashion
If you're looking to make a bold statement the next time you step outside, then these outrageously over-the-top shoes will definitely add a fierce and striking look to your overall ensemble.

Shoes not only act as a practical source of comfort for your feet but they can also act as a fierce indicator of your overall style, and if you happen to be attracted to designs that are flamboyant and out-of-this-world, then these eclectic shoes are just for you. Why go for a pair of kicks or heels that someone else will most likely already have when you can wear something that looks more like a piece of artwork than a pair of shoes?

From prismatic paper shoes to stick-constructed stilettos, these over-the-top shoe designs will have you feeling a step above the rest with these outrageously bold looks.
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Bold Bronze Kicks
Bold Bronze Kicks
Win the Limited EA Sports x Nike Trainer 1.3 Max Sneakers
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Indian Film-Inspired Sandals
Indian Film-Inspired Sandals
Bollywood Boots by Diana Linda are Exotic and Eccentric
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79
Tree-Inspired Sneakers
Tree-Inspired Sneakers
Z Kong's Aesthetically-Pleasing Arboreal Apparel
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Frighteningly Sharp Flats
Frighteningly Sharp Flats
Feet Will Garner Attention In These Chrome a Little Closer Loafers
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77
Jacquard Print Kicks
Jacquard Print Kicks
Barbara Bui Sneakers Make a Splash
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76
Metallic Tartan Pumps
Metallic Tartan Pumps
The Christian Louboutin Anita Buckled Tartan Shoes Go Punk
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75
Edgy Farmer-Approved Footwear
Edgy Farmer-Approved Footwear
The Jeffrey Campbell Animal Print Big Lita Platform Boots Are Daring
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74
Wooden Block Shoes
Wooden Block Shoes
The Pernilla Collection by Cat Potter is Inspired by the Art of Ricky Swallow
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73
Maternal Shoe Sculptures (UPDATE)
Maternal Shoe Sculptures (UPDATE)
The Kobi Levi ‘Mother & Daughter' Depicts a Buckled
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Garden-Inspired Wonderland Heels
Garden-Inspired Wonderland Heels
The Nicholas Kirkwood Floral-Print Pumps are a Colorful Vision
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Retro Gaming Boots
Retro Gaming Boots
Gameboylicious
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Multicolor Crochet Shoes
Multicolor Crochet Shoes
The Painted Bird's Crochet Footwear is Snug & Sensational
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Hefty Hued High-Tops
Hefty Hued High-Tops
Nike & Andrea Crews Team Up for a 'Tailor-Made' Design
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68
Plush Mink Heels
Plush Mink Heels
These Tweety Bird-Inspired Céline Heels Make a Bold Fashion Statement
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67
Controversial Shackle Kicks
Controversial Shackle Kicks
The Jeremy Scott x Adidas 'Handcuffs' Shoes are Provocative
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Daring Dripping Footwear
Daring Dripping Footwear
This Icicle Sneaker by Carol Christian Poell is Trickling with Style
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65
Statement Shoes
Statement Shoes
Walking Hot in Spring 2008
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64
Phone-Integrated Footwear Art
Phone-Integrated Footwear Art
This 3D Printed Shoe Commemorates FreshFiber's Unusual iPhone Cases
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Warship Shoes
Warship Shoes
Phil Noto Creates a Custom Art Sneaker for the Bold Hype Gallery in New York
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Self-Deprecating Shoes
Self-Deprecating Shoes
Starstyling Teams With Dr. Scholls For Threaded Footwear Line
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61
Art Shoes
Art Shoes
Marimekko + Manolo Blahnik Collection
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60
Quirky Exotic Footwear
Quirky Exotic Footwear
The adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott AW13 Collection is Playfully Bizarre
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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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Dazzling Biker Boots
Dazzling Biker Boots
Shine On with these Philipp Plein Hot Swarovski Boots
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Footwear-Inspired Installations
Footwear-Inspired Installations
Minna Parikka and Jani Leinonen Combine Forces to Make Fierce Art
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Wacky Bunny Faced Wedges
Wacky Bunny Faced Wedges
These Bunny Wedges are a High-Heeled Take on Classic Bunny Slippers
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Black Porcupine Platforms
Black Porcupine Platforms
These Yves Saint-Laurent Palais Mohawk Pumps are Furry and Bushy
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54
Taxidermy Footwear
Taxidermy Footwear
Iris Schieferstein's 'Temptation' Shoes are Dead Bird Heels
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53
Flower Power Printed Heels
Flower Power Printed Heels
The Nicholas Kirkwood Summer 2010 Line is Full of Florals
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52
Stick-Constructed Stilettos
Stick-Constructed Stilettos
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Julia Kaldy
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Funky Frugivorous Platforms
Funky Frugivorous Platforms
The Jeffrey Campbell Fruit Slice Heel is So Delicious You Could Eat It
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Skull Footwear
Skull Footwear
Martin Margiela's Scary Shoes
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49
Fierce Feline Footwear
Fierce Feline Footwear
The Jeffrey Campbell Lita Cat Tapestry Shoes Are Hilarious Heels
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48
Calf-Toning Casts
Calf-Toning Casts
The 'Be a Better You' Hub Helps to Strengthen Your Legs While You Walk
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47
Virtual Shoe Museum
Virtual Shoe Museum
Lisa Snook's Beautiful, Bizarre Footwear
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Vividly Spotted Kicks
Vividly Spotted Kicks
These Jun Watanabe x Atmos x Reebok Pump Sneakers are Whimsically Flashy
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Glowing Angel Kicks
Glowing Angel Kicks
The Adidas GITD JS Wings Keep Your Shoes Bright at Night
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Candy-Coated Footwear
Candy-Coated Footwear
Casadei Studded-Heel Platform Pump Shows Off Deliciously Sweet Studs
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Splashy Serpentine Pumps
Splashy Serpentine Pumps
Take a Walk on the Wild Side With the Christian Louboutin Python Batiks
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Designer Footwear Shows
Designer Footwear Shows
The Vivienne Westwood Shoe Exhibit Features Her Designs Over the Years
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Metallic Rainbow-Colored Sneakers
Metallic Rainbow-Colored Sneakers
The JS Wings Hologram Shoes are Vibrantly Wild
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40
Structural Material-Made Shoes
Structural Material-Made Shoes
Iva Minkova's Shoes are Designed for a Modern Cinderella
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Thorn-Front Stilettos
Thorn-Front Stilettos
Tia Spike Heels From Pour la Victoire Makes a Fierce Footwear Statement
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38
Historical Footwear Exhibits
Historical Footwear Exhibits
The Bata Shoe Museum
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Rhino Shoes
Rhino Shoes
Tetsuya Uenobe Creates Unique Animal-Inspired Footwear
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Disco Ball High Heels
Disco Ball High Heels
The Ce Ce Chin Footwear Collection Draws its Inspiration from Perfume
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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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Hellish High Heels
Hellish High Heels
MrRobbieRotten Crafts Glow-in-the-Dark Spiked Zombie Pumps for Badass Chicks
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Razor-Edged Heels
Razor-Edged Heels
Camilla Skovgaard 2011 Collection Shows Striking Designs for Spring
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Fancy Baroque Platforms
Fancy Baroque Platforms
Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte Shoes Mix Old & New
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Toe-Dividing Stilettos
Toe-Dividing Stilettos
Alexander McQueen's Separated Toe-lettos for Freaky Feet
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Boxy Origami Shoes
Boxy Origami Shoes
Andreia Chaves' Shoe Concepts are Bold Artistic Statements
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Prismatic Paper Shoes
Prismatic Paper Shoes
Odd Footwear From Mathieu Missiaen and Julien Morin of Le Creative Sweatshop
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Sculpturally Shaped Footwear
Sculpturally Shaped Footwear
The Youngwon Kim 2013 Graduate Collection is Architectural
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Bedazzled Pumps
Bedazzled Pumps
Haus of Price Fall 2010 Shoe Collection is Decked Out in All Kinds of Stones
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Faux Probationary Shoes
Faux Probationary Shoes
Rodarte Pumps, Ankle Bracelets Not Issued by LAPD
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Toothy Crocodile Pumps
Toothy Crocodile Pumps
These Killer Heels are Ready to Chomp Up the Dance Floor
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Funky Fish Tank Heels
Funky Fish Tank Heels
Get Your Groove On with These Unusual Fish Tank Platform Shoes
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Sparkly Flaming Pumps
Sparkly Flaming Pumps
Christian Louboutin Maralena Flame Sandal Voted the Hottest Shoes
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Music-Playing Pumps
Music-Playing Pumps
Guitar Shoes by Chicks on Speed Will Rock Your World
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Tripod Stilettos
Tripod Stilettos
Acne Studios Footwear Features Triple-Spiked Heels
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Fierce Spiky Heels
Fierce Spiky Heels
The Sam Edelman Lorissa Peeptoe Spiked Stud Heels are Ultra-Rock Glam
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Stylish Stiletto Sheaths
Stylish Stiletto Sheaths
These 'Heel Condoms' Will Dress Your Pumps with Pizzazz
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Spiked Glamazon Pumps
Spiked Glamazon Pumps
Fierce Fashion in the Form of the 'Spikette' by Ruthie Davis
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Sling-Back Heels
Sling-Back Heels
These Kobi Levi Slingshot Shoes are Strikingly Fierce
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Fantastical Shoe Exhibitions
Fantastical Shoe Exhibitions
The Shoe Obsession Exhibition in FTI Will Haunt Your Dreams
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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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Vigilante-Inspired Heels
Vigilante-Inspired Heels
Embrace Ferocity With These Bedazzled Batman Pumps
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Colorfully Feminine Footwear
Colorfully Feminine Footwear
The Angel Azorin for Novo Collection is Made for Aussie Women
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Luminous Chromatic Kicks
Luminous Chromatic Kicks
The New Balance Revlite Rainbow is for Fearlessly Eccentric Joggers
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Stilettos Inspired by Snowboard Boots
Stilettos Inspired by Snowboard Boots
Balenciaga's Bizarre Sportiletto Sandals
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Frightening Furry Footwear
Frightening Furry Footwear
Bizarre Animalistic Hoof Shoes To Horse Around In
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Fake Hairy Toes
Fake Hairy Toes
The Nike Human Shoes
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Extraterrestial Platforms
Extraterrestial Platforms
Alexander McQueen Alien Heels are Out of This World
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Armed Animal High Heels
Armed Animal High Heels
Gun Hoofs by Iris Schieferstein Adds Danger to Oddity
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Stuffed Animal Shoes
Stuffed Animal Shoes
The Teddy Bear Adidas from Jeremy Scott Bring Back the Comfort of the Crib
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Bedazzled Rainbow Heels
Bedazzled Rainbow Heels
The Christian Louboutin Fall 2010 Shoe Collection
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Extreme Torture Shoes
Extreme Torture Shoes
From 4-Legged Boots to Porcupine-Spiked Heels
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Sea Creature Shoes
Sea Creature Shoes
The Remarkable Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Footwear Collection
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Slamming Stiletto Sneaks
Slamming Stiletto Sneaks
These High Heel Nike Jordans are Fly Kicks for Courtside Chicks
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