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June 2nd, 2009

The Shoes of the MTV Music Awards

golden-craftyJudging from the shoe selections at this year’s MTV Music Awards, you’d think the year’s top film was Gladiator. Of course, these gladiators were a little less practical than the shoes worn in the Russell Crowe film.  A veritable milky way of starlets opted for ankle-binding dominatrix-style gladiators, some with tiny stiletto heels. If you ask me, too many toes were sticking out over the edges of those Amazon-lady shoes. I’ll leave it to others to evaluate who pulled off the ubiquitous gladiator trend–here are a few MTV Music Awards Fashion Kudos you won’t see anywhere else.

Combat Captain: The boots on Cam Gigandet were too much.  And I still want more, somehow.

Best Tan-semble: (Tan + Ensemble, get it?):  Miley Cyrus chose the classy route.

Crafty Fox: Vanessa Hudgens opted for crafty beaded shoes to go with her flowing golden gown. (Shown at top.)  These shoes just peak out from under her gown, catching the eye without overwhelming her outfit.

Sharp Shooter: Cameron Diaz is still getting love from the cameras because her sense of style is still sharp.  Her blue shooties were irresistible.

Sizzling Short Skirt Shimmer: Although Sandra Bullock proved she still knows how to wear a short skirt with killer heels, the overall Sizzling Short Skirt Shimmer Winner was Sienna Miller, who perfectly matched a backless mermaid-green short skirt with eye-catching silver peek-a-boo pumps.

Okay, I admit it.  I can’t resist commenting on the plethora of gladiators.  My favorite gladiator incarnation appeared on the feet of Whitney Port.  She gets my vote because her gladiators are glam-punky, and they don’t make her feet look huge.

As you prepare for this summer’s soirees, aim for balance.  Don’t get shoes that make the rest of you look tiny in comparison. For long, leggy ladies with slim ankles, I recommend AU13843 by Audley, shown at right. The cut-out heel is unique enough to garner extra party attention, but sturdy enough to keep you comfortable all evening.  Those of us with thicker ankles and calves should wear this shoe with caution– make sure the wide straps don’t make your feet and legs look wider.

Top photo from theinsider.com.

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