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41 Edgy Thick-Soled Shoes

From Lavish Platform Skate Shoes to Elegant Hipster Hybrid Shoes

— January 18, 2013 — Fashion
While some may prefer a minimalist sole on their shoes, these thick-soled shoes prove that the bigger and chunkier the bottom, the better. Shoes with thick soles have been entering the market slowly over the past while and we're now seeing a much higher volume of triple to quadruple-sized soles on every type of footwear. From high heels to casual loafers for men or women, this collection highlights some of the most on-point styles for footwear this season.

Another striking design feature that several designers are practicing is to use the sole as a statement piece with embellishments or bold pops of color. Gone are the days when thick-soled shoes were meant strictly for the elderly; today, fashionistas and fashionistos, young and old can rock these styles.
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High Heeled Menswear Boots
High Heeled Menswear Boots
Opening Ceremony's Leopard Print M6 Shoes Are Chunky
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Serpent Skin Kicks
Serpent Skin Kicks
The Pierre Hardy Whittle-Snake Shoes are Rock-Star Ready
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39
Winged Jean Kicks
Winged Jean Kicks
The JS Wings Denim Shoes are Angelic
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38
Street Art Sneakers
Street Art Sneakers
The Ugg x Claw Money Collaboration is an Unexpected Departure
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37
Sleek Safari Kicks
Sleek Safari Kicks
The Bonanza Leopard Fashion Shoes Sandals are Destined to Adorn a Wild Wardrobe
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36
Feminine Punk-Inspired Shoes
Feminine Punk-Inspired Shoes
The Cole Haan LunarGrands Kicks Mix Classic & Contemporary
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35
Adorable Charitable High Heels
Adorable Charitable High Heels
The TOMS Sophie Wedge Offers Perfect Summer Style
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34
Hiking Hybrid Sneakers
Hiking Hybrid Sneakers
Bernhard Willhelm's Fall/Winter 2012 Footwear Combines Outerwear Themes
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33
Glittery Botanic Wedges
Glittery Botanic Wedges
The Prada Sequin Platforms are Bedazzled to the Max
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32
Lavish Reptilian Trail Boots
Lavish Reptilian Trail Boots
Experience the Great Outdoors in Designer Yuketen Huntboots
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31
Honeycomb Yellow Kicks
Honeycomb Yellow Kicks
Nike Air Max 1 LAM Brings Warm Colors to Reflect Summer Weather
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30
Recycled Suede Shoes
Recycled Suede Shoes
The Beyond Skin Footwear Line is Made Largely from Recycled Bottles
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29
Heavy Metal Fan Footwear
Heavy Metal Fan Footwear
The Metallica Sneakers Help You Rock While You Walk
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28
Two-Toned Hiking Boots
Two-Toned Hiking Boots
The Lanvin Tall Hiking Boot is a Rugged Look for the French Brand
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27
Masculinely Feminine Dress Shoes
Masculinely Feminine Dress Shoes
Polish Up Your Wardrobe With a Pair of Grenson Shoes
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Custom-Illustrated Kicks
Custom-Illustrated Kicks
Jolby Sneakers are Hand-Painted and Completely Unique
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25
Glitzy Holiday Footwear
Glitzy Holiday Footwear
Stylish Gals Get Into the Holidays With Charlotte Olympia 2012 Col
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24
Cowboy-Inspired High Tops
Cowboy-Inspired High Tops
The Js Forum Hi Sneakers Fuse Western and Urban Styles
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23
Textured Floral Footwear
Textured Floral Footwear
The Newest Raf Simons Sneakers Boasts a Bold Flowery Design
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22
Azure Boat Shoes
Azure Boat Shoes
A Tantalizing Preview of the Vane and Sebago Fall 2011 Collaboration
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21
Somber Suede Kicks
Somber Suede Kicks
George Cox x British Remains Give a Classic Spin to an Iconic Model
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Sweet 60s Kicks
Sweet 60s Kicks
PF Flyers WindJammers Bring Old-School Back in Style
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19
Stained Loafer Platforms
Stained Loafer Platforms
The Alejandro Ingelmo Spring 2013 Collection Amps Up Height
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18
Lavish Platform Skate Shoes
Lavish Platform Skate Shoes
These Platform Vans are Fresh, Funky and Fashion-Forward
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17
Lemonade-Hued Hightops
Lemonade-Hued Hightops
The Supra Skytop III is the Ultimate Skate Sneaker
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16
Elegent Hipster Hybrid Shoes
Elegent Hipster Hybrid Shoes
Tricker's Grey Golosh Brogues are Perfect for the Fashion Savvy
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15
Neon-Accented Kicks
Neon-Accented Kicks
The Jordan CMFT 11 Viz Air in Anthracite/Volt-Black
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14
Multi-Colored Couture Kicks
Multi-Colored Couture Kicks
The Prada Tricolor Lace-up Shoes are a Treat For the Hipsters
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Business Suited Sneakers
Business Suited Sneakers
Nike's New Stylish Running Shoe Will Have You Perform with Class
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12
Fruit Punch Footwear
Fruit Punch Footwear
The 'Bananas Is My Business' Pumps are Tastefully Fruity
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11
Stilted Heels
Stilted Heels
Luxirare Creates Towering Black Suede Wedges to Make You a Giantess
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10
Cutout Wooden Wedges
Cutout Wooden Wedges
Style Bubble Rocks the Jil Sander SS10 Wedge to Perfection
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9
Totem Poll-Inspired Sneakers
Totem Poll-Inspired Sneakers
The JS Wings Eagle Totem Shoes Are Inspired by Native Culture
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8
Whale-Inspired Footwear
Whale-Inspired Footwear
The Kobi Levi Orca Collection is Fishy
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7
Multi-Hued Hybrid Kicks
Multi-Hued Hybrid Kicks
The Nike Huarache Free Running Shoes are Sleek and Sporty
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6
Aztec Moccasin Hybrid Shoes
Aztec Moccasin Hybrid Shoes
The Vans Sk8-Hi Sneaker Marries Two Classic Footwear Styles
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5
Retro Revival Footwear
Retro Revival Footwear
The Loeffler Randall Spring 2012 Collection is Fun and Flirty
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4
Fashionable Office Supplies
Fashionable Office Supplies
These Post-It Dispensers Will Dress Up Your Desktop
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3
Funky Fish Tank Heels
Funky Fish Tank Heels
Get Your Groove On with These Unusual Fish Tank Platform Shoes
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2
Sugary-Sweet Sneakers
Sugary-Sweet Sneakers
These Rainbow Sprinkles Vans Kicks Make Footwear Fun
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1
Chic Floral Wedges
Chic Floral Wedges
These Ego and Greed Bowler Esp Shoes are Perfect for Spring
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