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Incredibly Bizarre Shoes We Actually Want to Wear

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, our eyes are on the blogs to see what glorious ensembles the fashion elite are wearing in and around Lincoln Center. The inordinate number of orange puffers aside, the statement shoes have us seriously contemplating upping our fashion ante.

In researching the best bold footwear options, we came across the work of Marloes ten Bhömer. More Margiela than Mulleavy, ten Bhömer’s creations are both idiosyncratic and sensual, as any good foot fashion should be. Lacking name recognition in mainstream fashion circles, her design genius comes as no surprise given that the great Alexander McQueen hired her to create technical drawings and prototypes for his bespoke shoe collections while she was still a student at the Royal College of Art in London. She went on to intern at the Italian design office of Tod’s before starting her own line, Hunt, inspired by the work of architect, Daniel Libeskind, and Vivienne Westwood. Interior Design comments on ten Bhömer’s artistic and architectural approach by stating, “in the space between design disciplines, strangely beautiful objects live.”

From couture creations to commissioned projects, click through to see her work over the years, and let us know your favorite foot fashion moment in the comments. Tommy Ton, eat your heart out.


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Greenmâchéshoe, leather and stainless steel


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Carbonfibreshoe #1, carbon fibre


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Foldedshoe, wood and tarpaulin


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Beigefoldedshoe, vegetable tanned leather and stainless steel


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Creplashoe, crepla and leather


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Noheelsshoe, polyurethane resin


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Beryl for Laura J London


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Mouldedleathershoe, vegetable tanned leather and carbon fibre


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Noheelsleathershoe, leather


Image credit: Marloes ten Bhömer, Rotationalmouldedshoe, polyurethane rubber and stainless steel

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