Best of 2009 Footwear Designer of the Year Poll

Best of 2009: Footwear Designer of the Year

Thanks to the imaginative minds of fabulous footwear designers, sizzling hot shoes were everywhere this year — on the red carpet, on the streets, and at the parties. Without further ado, here are our top six contenders: Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce Vita, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, and Nine West. A mixed bag of high/low brands, and each shined in its own way. Christian Louboutin's eye for decadent details produced beautiful shapes that are undeniably gorgeous. Giuseppe wowed us with its edgier designs and sky-scraping heels. Dolce Vita made a major mark with its affordable, trendy styles. Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci is a force to be reckoned with; his shoes are as amazing as his clothes. Jimmy Choo's Tamara Mellon had a big year on the red carpet, and who can forget her crazy cool collab with H&M? And last but not least, Nine West. Their shoes are always comfy, cheap, and cunning.

(Top Row: L-R, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Dolce Vita)
(Bottom Row: L-R, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Nine West)

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