With about 35,000 voters weighing in online. Valentino took first place in this year’s “Sexy Shoes” contest, created by Footwear News and Saks Fifth Avenue. The lace-embroidered leather peep-toe pump marks a turn toward sophisticated femininity. (pictured above)
But apparently crystals still remain close to the American heart: Jimmy Choo’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted sandals with double ankle straps took second place. Prada came in third with knee-high leather boots, while newer name Chrissie Morris stepped into the spotlight in fourth position with her suede, mesh and stingray peep-toe ankle boots.
These winners were chosen from among 25 finalists, which were selected by the editors of FN and included styles by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta and Stuart Weitzman.
All 25 finalists were also featured in the 2011 edition of the “Sexy Shoes” magazine, which was distributed at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Last year’s winner was a glitzy, multicolored Swarovski crystal-covered slingback by Christian Louboutin.
Shoelosophy notes- I won't discard these shoes, but they are certainly not my favourite. The winning Valentino has a girly, conservative feel to it. Not sexy as the title 'Sexiest Shoe' implies. I suppose everything is a matter of personal taste and who am I to tell 35k American voters that they are wrong. I will give you one example of my kind sexy - Brian Atwood 'follow me pumps' .
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