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Marc Jacobs
Always one to think outside the proverbial box—not to mention set the tone of an entire season—Jacobs sent out beaded Teva-style sandals and shimmering mukluks that looked downright odd (and deliberately so) worn with the designer's Victorian lace dresses and heavy, tasseled jackets. Shall we place bets on which high-profile editor will wear the freaky footwear in public first?
It's as if someone took a BeDazzler to their shower sandals—and we kind of like it.
Designer Consuelo Castiglioni is perhaps single-handedly responsible for ushering in the whole "librarian chic" look; her accessories are always more subversive than sexy. For spring, she showed thick-strapped platform sandals that were equal parts geeky and cheeky.
Ever wanted to transform your feet into Muppets—and save on Swiffer pads while you're at it? Now, thanks to Marco Zanini, your dream can become reality.
Isabel Marant
Introducing the "bowkenstock"—for girls who like their crunchy footwear with a feminine twist.
Dries Van Noten
Editors, stylists and other fashion folk go gaga for Van Noten's exotic skin heels; for Spring 2014, the Belgian designer showed chunky cork platforms topped with croc-embossed uppers and snakeskin slingbacks anchored on flat, stacked soles. They looked like something a millionaire nurse might wear—and we mean that in the best sense.
What's that you say about platform wedges being so '90s? Put a cork in it!
Phoebe Philo's latest statement shoe? A lug-soled creeper that borrows its corseting from summer's must-have sandal pump. Considering that this is the woman who brought us those cult-forming "furkenstocks," we're hardly surprised.