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The 10 Strangest Shoes In Fashion Today

What fashion lover doesn't love shoes? I've compiled the strangest shoes in fashion today that even the biggest fashionista may or may not love. These shoes are innovative, funny, and some are even disturbing. Be prepared, any preconceived notions you have about shoes are about to change!

1. The High-Chair Heels

Designed to look like a modern high-chair, the high-chair heels take your feet 6 inches off the ground so they sit almost vertical. This innovative design makes a bold fashion statement that is perhaps better seen in home décor, because it's a fashion accident waiting to happen.

2. The Claw Shoe

This unique shoe is fashion suited to lovers of gothic fashion with its heel designed to look like a talon. While its fashion statement may be work the sacrifice, I like shoes that don't leave me barefoot.

3. The Center Heel Corkscrew Shoe

This strange shoe features a heel that's not quite where we're used to seeing it. If that's not enough, a second strange element was incorporated into the fashion shoe's design; a corkscrew heel. While this shoe at least serves one fundamental purpose of a shoe; covering your foot, it's missing another key element. Fashion lovers willing to risk wearing this design better be professional acrobats, because walking cannot be an easy feat.

4. Cardboard Shoes

Artist Mike Leavitt is featuring a cardboard shoe show in NYC on April 18, 2009. The shoe designs, at a glance, don't look so unusual since the follow sneaker designs of popular shoe manufacturers. It's the material that makes them different. While it might be a great idea for a sustainable fashion statement, these shoes would hit the recycling box after an encounter with inclement weather.

5. Most Dangerous Shoe in the World: Tarantula Shoe

The tarantula shoe is a sky-high platform design that might be a danger to weak ankles, but this scary fashion oddity is the most dangerous shoe in the world for a very different reason; encased in the fashionable item is a live tarantula. Since goldfish shoes went out with the 70s, someone had to come up with a new living shoe design. No word whether or not this fashion might present an animal rights violation or if the tarantula has the ability to be removed. However, there's no doubting that this scary shoe makes a bold and dangerous fashion statement.

6. The Gameboy Shoe

Who says fashionistas can't be gamers too? This geeky shoe design features working retro Gameboys which can actually be removed and played. This multi-function fashion item serves both as a functional shoe and a portable entertainment system!

7. Hot Wheels Shoes

These strange shoes aren't actually made by Hot Wheels; they're designed by Ronaldo Frago. The perfect shoe for mothers on the go since shoes can double as entertaining toys for small children. So the wheels aren't real, but these functional flats sure are cute!

8. Most Disturbing Shoe: The Rat Shoe

Talk about fashion statement! This disturbing shoe might be great for Halloween, because its dead rat design could certainly scare the daylights out of anyone. This scary shoe is not for the faint at heart. But what were they thinking?

9. The Landscape Shoe

This neat shoe is a walking piece of art in design and function. Lover of greener pastures and livestock? Then this shoe is definitely for you. It's unique design built onto the shoe includes a tree, cow, horse and stray lumber.

10. The Pant Shoe

It's hard to tell whether these are shoes, pants or a little of both. While the sneaker design may be comfortable and practical off the runways; you certainly better plan ahead when nature calls.

via: Elitechoice, Shoeblogs, Runway Fashion Trends, Geeksugar, Hintmag

Comments
Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

Um...

Excuse me, but aren't Tarantulas... non-lethal? I don't think they even have any sort of venom, and if they do it's minimal... let alone the fact that they don't bite that often.

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

Tarantulas

Hardly. It depends on what type of tarantula it is.

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

Haha

That is awesome. I love the shoes!

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

matt soerens

photoshopped

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

awesome shoes

I love these, designers are always coming up with new and unique(although sometimes strange and unpractical), clothing. As to matt soerens, have you ever seen a fashion show?? Just look at some of the things in the victoria secret show, extensive wings, headdresses and shoes. Designers do crazy things, not everything is shopped on the net, geez.

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

<3

I would love some of those Hot Wheels Shoes. <3

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

Tarantulas

Tarantulas can be lethal, especially to people who are allergic to bee stings. Some breeds are more dangerous though.

I kind of like the pant/shoe thing. It really makes you look twice.. and you'll never be "waiting for a flood." =P

Mar 1, 2009
by Anonymous

weddingsydney

crazy cool collections of shoes...great post..

Mar 2, 2009
by Anonymous

You take your shoes off to

You take your shoes off to pee? How would the pant shoes be a problem if nature calls?

Mar 2, 2009
by Anonymous

I don't see a cow on the

I don't see a cow on the landscape shoe, I see a big horse and a little horse... am I missing something? Do I need my prescription updated? ;)

Mar 2, 2009
by Jill Harness
Jill Harness's picture

I need

I love the gameboy shoes and the rat shoes too funny.

Mar 3, 2009
by Anonymous

Crazy shoes! Not even

Crazy shoes! Not even Victoria Beckham wears shoes as crazy as those ;)

Mar 7, 2009
by Anonymous

-shifty eyes- I want those

-shifty eyes-
I want those pants shoes, and the race car ones...they look cool to me.
-shifty eyes-

Mar 11, 2009
by Anonymous

Iñaki

Hay que estar como una cabra para llevar eso por la calle, solo por lo molesto que debe de ser. UN pregunta: ¿como se debe alimentar la araña? yo creo que al rato de ir caminando se muere la pobrecilla de tanto ir y venir

Mar 11, 2009
by Anonymous

How do you feed the

How do you feed the tarantula? o.O

Mar 11, 2009
by Anonymous

Pamelisha*

I totally LOVED the pants shoes!

Are they really out for sale? 'cause if they are, to buy them you should look a lot of variables: they have to to fit your shoes' size, then the lenght of your legs and also the size of your hips.... isn´t it hard enough to find pants that suits you? And i think they should REALLY fit your body, nor too wide, nor too tight, to look as cool as they seem in the pic.

I think i would try them, tho...

Mar 11, 2009
by Anonymous

cool!

Yey i love that shoes, i will be happy if i have a Pant Shoe, Gameboy Shoe and claw shoe, haha ^^ because i dont like tarantulas :S and the rats are like poor and a little ewww

Mar 20, 2009
by Anonymous

They do have some venom but

They do have some venom but it's not as lethal as say, a black widow's

Apr 24, 2009
by Anonymous

lace

with the lace system, you get to be a lot more flexible on the size, because you tighten it to fit your body.
the length would be the trickiest part, but I don't think it would be such a problem.

I would like a pair of shants like that though.