Sole Asylum: The Craziest, Most Over-the-Top Shoes From the Spring Shows

Unless you're Daphne Guinness, no one really expects you to pull off head-to-toe runway looks, but when it comes to these special shoes, we're not sure if we can pull off these ankle-to-toe looks either. Bizarre Birkenstock hybrids, ten-inch tip-toe-rs, and those McQueen exoskeleton heels made for memorable Fashion Week moments, but are they fit for us plebes? We've rounded up the most peculiar of pairs to come down a catwalk to ask you—can you imagine yourself with lobster claws as feet, or is that something best left to those in La-La Land?
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Above left: If hikers became gladiators (and then began a rap career), they'd probably wear these Gaultiers. Above right: Marc Jacob's tasseled kitten heel can probably double as a Swifter.
Above left: Miuccia did the best she could to dowdy-fy the Lucite heel. We say, success at Prada? Above right: At least these Givenchy skyscrapers come in a practical wedge.
Above left: Jil Sander seemed to have outsourced the production of shoes to the local blacksmith: We're loving the final wrought-iron product. Above right: Galliano really isn't know for making comfy shoes, but you better wear these babies with an ankle brace and a prayer.
Above left: No shoe roundup is complete without the bulbous Alexander McQueen claw-like shoe. Above right: Perhaps McQueen spent a little too long watching the Alien vs. Predator flicks?
Above left: The kooky Kirkwoods at Proenza Schouler. Above right: Miu Miu's got us seeing spots. Someone should tell the model she's spilled a little something sparkly on her shoe.

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