The Wildest Shoes on the Fashion Week Runways

Up close and personal with the most spectacular footwear on the Fashion Week catwalks.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on February 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
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Shoes make the look, and on the runways at Fashion Week, the shoes sometimes dominate the look. These fiery hot paint-splotch platform booties by Helmut Lang win the "shoe with the most attitude" award.
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These fierce, futuristic booties from the Concept Korea Fall 2012 show are made feminine by the tiny floral details.
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These vintage-style pilgrim-esque shoes might not be the easiest fit for your wardrobe, but how can we not love the cheeky-yet-classic style of Marc Jacobs?
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This Fall, cult label Rodarte designed its own shoes, and the results were jaw-dropping -- from metal-plated booties to plexiglass heels filled with actual sand.
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Fit for a chameleon: these mirrored platforms from the Nahm fall 2012 show — complete with a whimsical print — are totally fab.
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These earth-toned booties from the Preen show are taking heels to new heights.
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Preen also brightened the runway with these lady-like, colorful printed booties that were made edgy by the extreme stiletto heel.
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These architectural, high-heeled platforms look sophisticated and daring during the Bibhu Mohapatra show.
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Are these feet from Wes Gordon's presentation going to battle? Because with the chain-mail-inspired detailing, they look like they could stand up to anything.
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The nude color and shaping of these sky-high conceptual shoes from the Leather Japan show have us imagining a Grecian faun.
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Purple? Check. Studs? Check. Ready for fall? Totally. These platform peep-toe sandals by Falguni & Shane Peacock are rockin'.
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An elegant pair of pointy-toe snakeskin booties by Skaist-Taylor.
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Not for the faint of heart: Skaist-Taylor also offered booties with actual animal tails danging off them for fall.
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These snakeskin stilettos with gold chains from the Greenshows Collection pack a serious punch.
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A perfect choice for the animal print lover, these heels by Leather Japan are sure to be a hit this fall.
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This pair of over-the-knee golden boots by Vera Wang are sure to make a statement this fall.
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Taking flatforms to a new level, it's Eckhaus Latta's wood-soled bondage-style shoes.
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So these may not have been the tallest shoes on the runway, but we can't wait to get our hands (and feet!) on these adorable Kate Spade heels.
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Cracked paint add some fun and whimsy to these classic black boots by Diesel Black Gold.
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These peep-toe mary jane style pumps looked cute and (relatively) comfy on the Leather Japan runway.
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The arch cutout on these black suede and ostrich leather boots from Narciso Rodriguez give an interesting twist to this fall staple.
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Amid the teetering heels, these gold-tipped lizard oxfords at Derek Lam definitely absorb attention on the runway.
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Kate Spade presented a flirty, Parisian-inspired show during fashion week. Aren't these houndstooth ankle boots the perfect match for Kate Spade's fall outfits with painterly prints and eye-popping colors?
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This pair of patent-toe booties was an eye catcher on the Derek Lam runway. The sweet floral prints add a touch of femininity to the look.
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A pair of gold-studded platforms that can easily make the transition from spring to fall with the aid of socks.
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