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Craziest Shoes at Tokyo Fashion Week: Floor-Dusting Clogs, Pelvis-High Boots and More

Tokyo Fashion Week will close on March 24, leaving in its wake an array of eccentric shoe styles to ponder over. Street-style shots proved that chunky platforms, ’90s grunge and avant-garde touches were trends in the Japanese capital, but the fall ’18 runway offered just as many intriguing ideas.

Floor-dusting clogs from Yohei Ohno and G.V.G.V’s pelvis-high boots (yes, they went that high) were among the craziest styles of the week, along with more below.

Yohei Ohno’s Shag Rug Shoes

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Yohei Ohno fall ’18 presentation.
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Do these heels come with cleaning instructions?

These floor-grazing clogs bring to mind a long-pile shag rug. The shoes feature a stringy fabric that literally can dust the ground it walks on. Offered in charcoal gray and ivory, it’s feasible that these may have been inspired by a trip to Ikea’s carpet section.

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A close-up of Yohei Ohno’s shaggy shoes.
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G.V.G.V’s Pelvis-High Boots

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Sky-high boots at the G.V.G.V fall ’18 show.
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Rihanna was among the first to present a towering pair of boots during her spring 18 Fenty Puma show at New York Fashion Week last September, taking the thigh-high to entirely new levels. Now in Tokyo, G.V.G.V has added its own iteration of the style. The label presented quite a few of the pelvis-high pairs, including a muted tan suede option. Its two checked versions in leather (offered in black and orange, and white and black) stood out among the bunch.

Hyke’s Sherpa Heels and Leg Warmers

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Sherpa shoes and legwear at the Hyke show fall ’18.
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How to get away with pumps in the winter? Make them sherpa and add matching thigh-high leg warmers. Hyke’s experimentation with fabric and accessories brought forth this cozy duo of sherpa heels and incredibly warm-looking leg coverings.

See more of the craziest shoes on the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week fall ’18.

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