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A footwear fetishist picks out the freakiest shoes of Paris Fashion Week

From Ottolinger’s leg brace stilettos to Rick Owens’ drag queen gladiator heels, Instagram’s @larslala gives us the SS22 toe-down

I suddenly have no more complaints about how lacklustre the attention to footwear has been this SS22. Because reader, I am filled with both joy and lust, having finally found hot off-the-runway heels to splatter over my Instagram grid. While one may not think of Paris when it comes to experimental footwear, shoes seemed to reflect the city’s more artistic underbelly – which is ripe in queer raves and sexy underground parties. And just because we find ourselves in Paris, I have been careful not to select anything that “Emily” might wear, so please bear that in mind as I rattle through my final picks on our last installment of fashion month footwear faves. Allons-y!