MTV Style Best Of 2010: Most Memorable Shoes

Shoes have a way of making or breaking an outfit, and this year, we saw a number of style stars turning to fabulous footwear to finish their red carpet looks. From studded, embellished heels (favored by America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille) and colorful platforms (worn by Ciara) to pretty, feminine Mary Janes (we’re looking at you, Emma Roberts!), 2010 was certainly a memorable year for shoes. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite trends.

CRAZY HEELS: Blake Lively and Ciara added major drama to their dresses by pairing them with crazy, funky heels. Blake went for lucite Lanvin wedges, while Ciara chose black-and-white studded heels.

Blake Lively in Lanvin at Spike TV’s “Scream 2010″ in Los Angeles on Oct. 16; Ciara in Dsquared2 at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27.
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN STUDDED BOW PEEP-TOES: These Christian Louboutin studded bow peep-toes were by far the most POPULAR shoes of the year! They were seen on fashionistas of all ages, including stars such as Heidi Klum, Ashley Tinsdale, Dakota Fanning, and Dania Ramirez.

Heidi Klum at A Pea in the Pod’s Mom’s-to-Be Night Out in Beverly Hills on May 26, Ashley Tisdale at the CW Summer TCA Party in Beverly Hills on July 28, Dakota Fanning at “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” Premiere in Los Angeles on June 24, Dania Ramirez at the “Conviction” Premiere in Beverly Hills on October 5.
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN MESH LACE BOOTIES: Lace dresses have been a popular trend on the red carpet recently, but we also like the style on shoes! Jessica Alba and Stephanie Pratt both wore these Christian Louboutin mesh lace booties to events this year, adding a nice touch of texture to their outfits.

Jessica Alba at the Chanel show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 6; Stephanie Pratt “Going The Distance” Premiere in Los Angeles on August 23.
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN LEOPARD BOOTIES: We LOVE leopard here at MTV Style. And seeing these hot leopard print Christian Louboutin booties, which were seen on everyone from Kim Kardashian to Olivia Palermo to Ciara, helped feed our obsession.

Kim Kardashian in Paris on Sept. 16; Olivia Palermo in New York on Oct. 21; Ciara at the “For Colored Girls” Premiere in New York on Oct. 25; Jessica Szohr at The Lord & Taylor “Ultimate Face-Lift” Celebration in New York on Oct. 26.
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MIU MIU MARY JANES: Camilla Belle and Emma Roberts both chose a classic style—the Mary Jane—for red carpet events in 2010. These pretty Miu Miu shoes, which are adorned with a cute bow, added major romance to their outfits.

Camilla Belle at “The Dry Land” Premiere in West Hollywood on July 19, Emma Roberts at the “Sex And The City 2″ Premiere in London on May 27.
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RUTHIE DAVIS SPIKED HEELS: There seemed to be a bit of a Goth revival in fashion this year, with stars like Lucy Hale sporting sexy, black spiked heels with their girly dresses. We love the edgier shoe with more feminine shifts—it’s such a fun way to mix and match trends.

Lucy Hale in Ruthie Davis at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, California on Aug. 8.
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VERSACE PLATFORMS: Platforms can have a tendency to look dated. But Ciara’s patterned Versace shoes looked nothing short of fabulous at a BET event on June 26. We love how the colorful shoes totally added flair to her basic tee and jeans ensemble.

Ciara in Versace at the 2010 BET Awards Radio Press Room in Los Angeles on June 26.
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GASOLINE GLAMOUR STUDDED EMBELLISHED PUMPS: When you opt for a classic dress, there’s no better way to glam it up than with festive footwear. We ADORED these shiny, studded pumps by Gasoline Glamour, which Eva Marcille wore with a beige frock at the BET awards in June.

Eva Marcille in Gasoline Glamour at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27.
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LACE-UP COLOR BLOCK HEELS: Leighton Meester rocked a vibrant blue frock to Fashion’s Night Out in September, and she made it a head-to-toe color affair by choosing these booties by Christian Louboutin. So fierce!

Leighton Meester in Christian Louboutin at Fashion’s Night Out in New York City on Sept. 7.
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YVES SAINT LAURENT BLUE PUMPS: Blue was a popular hue this year and no heels were as popular as the Yves Saint Laurent Palais pumps, which were seen on stars like Carey Mulligan and Ke$ha (who added goat fur trim to hers for video flair).

Carey Mulligan at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2010 Britannia Awards in Century City, Calif., on Nov. 7; Ke$ha filming a VMA promo on Aug. 4.
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