23 Stunning Shoes That Double as Collector’s Items

Collecting art may be the more prestigious hobby — but collecting shoes is more fun. Luckily, designers offered strong footwear styles for the avid shoe collector this season, either playing up iconic house motifs or attempting new, over-the-top finishes. (Warning: These shoes are so beautiful, you may be scared to wear them.)

Starting out with a bang, Aquazzura’s beaded and feathered sandal could double as a home decor piece. To actually wear the statement style, though, we recommend pairing it with a simple black dress. Equally as much of a standout is Maison Margiela’s paillette-embellished boots, which are the perfect going-out shoe.

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Maison Margiela paillette boot, $2,290; Net-a-porter

Strong, architectural proportions turn wearable shoes into pieces of art. We love Miu Miu’s Plexiglas wedge with vinyl flower, a style so ornate you could display it on a shelf. Loewe’s curved-heel boot takes cues from furniture design.

If you’re a diehard logo fanatic, Saint Laurent’s Opyum pump features its signature “YSL” heel. Chanel’s satin sandals also feature the iconic “CC” logo on the heel.

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Miu Miu Plexiglas and vinyl wedge, $1,255; Matchesfashion.com

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