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Are these the sexiest shoes of 2011?

October 25, 2011 |  2:24 pm

Sexiest Shoes of 2011

According to the annual poll conducted by Saks Fifth Avenue and industry trade publication Footwear News (FN), Valentino's $695 lace-embroidered leather peep-toe pump is 2011's sexiest shoe.

Nipping at its high heels as first runner-up is Jimmy Choo's Swarovski-crystal-encrusted sandals with double ankle straps ($2,095). A pair of knee-high leather boots by Prada was second runner-up with a pair of Chrissie Morris suede, mesh and stingray peep-toe ankle boots earning third runner-up.

Last year's winner was a pair of Swarovski-crystal-covered kicks by Christian Louboutin.

The online poll, which was open to the public, ran from Sept. 26 to Oct. 21, offered voters a choice between 25 finalists  chosen by the FN editors.

Do you think these are the sexiest shoes of the year? I mean, they're certainly saucy enough -- and I might begrudgingly admit they could qualify as the hottest heels of the year, but if you're talking about pure buzz-building, jaw-dropping, shoes-as-spectacle kinds of kicks, I might have to disagree and go a whole new direction entirely by nominating the 2011 Nike Air Mag -- or a certain pair of ruby slippers that are slated to become available in mid-December.

Feel free to weigh in on the above -- or offer your own choice -- in the comments section below.


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-- Adam Tschorn

Left photo: Valentino's lace-embroidered leather peep-toe pumps were dubbed 2011's sexiest heels in a recent online poll by Saks Fifth Avenue and trade publication Footwear News. Credit: Footwear News

Right photo: In second place was Jimmy Choo's Swarovski-crystal-encrusted sandals with double ankle straps. Credit: Footwear News