This unbelievable footwear was made by Japanese designer Masaya Kushino as a part of his Bird-Watched collection. It was inspired by artist Jakuchu Ito who painted real animals in unique ways back in the Edo period of the 18th century.

Masaya makes custom women’s shoes inspired by nature, and although some of his designs can’t be worn and are intended only for ogling, these pieces are actually wearable. They’re currently on display at the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art and will be making their way to the US where you’ll be able to see them later on this year at the Brooklyn Museum.

See more shoes after the break…

[click to continue…]

tardis oxfords

Shoes with geek flair make me happy, and though I’ve seen plenty of decoupaged and painted footwear, I haven’t seen anything quite like these nerdy oxfords by Sew What By Monica before. She buys oxford style shoes in the size you specify, paints and seals them, and adds Doctor Who fabric. They’re beautiful and even though the patterns are obvious, they have a more classy look to them than painted shoes.

She has styles featuring the TARDIS and Gallifreyan writing. The shoes even come with a matching bow for your hair! Turnaround time for the oxfords is 3-4 weeks.

See more pics of the shoes after the break.

[click to continue…]


Vans has teamed up with the ASPCA on a line of products inspired by the organization’s efforts to help save animals that are being abused. There’s an allover print featuring dogs and another featuring cats and both are available in a variety of styles. There are laced shoes, slip-ons and high tops in sizes for men, women, and even the kids.

See more pictures after the break…

[click to continue…]


For once, having a little poo on your shoe isn’t such a bad thing. These slippers have emoji-style designs embroidered on the toes. The collection is called “M’oticons” and is a joint effort between shoemaker Del Torro and designer Edie Parker. Not only do they have cute images, but they’ve got equally cute names.

There’s #theshit with poo, #dancingqueen with a dancer and a crown, and #highmaintenance with lipstick and high heels. Each has an available matching clutch to complete the look.

See more pictures after the break…

[click to continue…]

wonder woman heels 1

Whether you need fancy footwear for a fun geeky outfit or shoes for an occasion like prom or the wedding, Etsy seller Death Star Doll has you covered. She not only makes nerdy shoes, she makes super classy designs. Her Wonder Woman, Star Wars, and Pulp Fiction designs look like they were printed that way instead of modified. It’s seriously impressive.

She takes custom orders and turnaround time is two weeks.

Check out more of her designs after the break.

[click to continue…]


Clawz are not Crocs, but they’re definitely Crocs-like. They may also be even more hideous—which was previously thought to be impossible.

As the name suggests, there are giant plastic claws sprouting from the front of the shoe. The claws are even customizable so you can give your shoes a pedicure with polka dots, stripes and pretty much whatever your creative little mind can manage.

See another picture after the break…

[click to continue…]

These incredible hand-painted sneakers are the work of deviantArtist Rachelliles352 who has painted dozens of different nerdy designs. Each is painted freehand with acrylic paints. She sells all of her work and is constantly coming out with new designs.

Check out some of our favorites after the break…

[click to continue…]


These gorgeous shoes are one-of-a-kind designs by ESKJ Shoes and Art. She makes them to order so you can contact her to make exactly the pair you want to wear. She’s done everything from this beautiful pair of Frozen shoes to Adventure Time, Marvel characters, BioShock and even Fraggle Rock.

See more pictures after the break…

[click to continue…]

exploding tardis heels

These Doctor Who Exploding TARDIS Heels are custom made by Made By Bunny and you can have a pair for your very own.

Bunny’s business model is a bit different than you may have seen before. The customer is asked to send in their own shoes. As the description explains,”that way you have the option of choosing your preferred style, heel height, and size. Not carrying shoes in stock helps me keep my prices lower, gives my customers options, and avoids any sizing issues.”

It’s also a great option for people who may want custom painted heels but don’t have the ability to craft their own. In addition, Bunny even includes links to shoes that would work well for the design.

Check out more pictures after the break. They really are a work of art.

[click to continue…]

unicorn shoe

You don’t need to sprinkle fairy dust on your toes to make your feet more magical, you just need to buy heels adorned with a fantastical creature. These striking unicorn heels are part of Irregular Choice’s upcoming spring/summer 2014 release. They’re rather dazzling. I love that they are both covered in sparkly gold stars and also have unicorn heads instead of pointy heels. Please note the unicorn’s horn is also gold and shiny.

Note: no actual unicorns were harmed in the production of these shoes… as far as we know.

(SM via BB)