Your favorite Christian Louboutin has his place in the shoe-tosphere — I am forever a fan — but this year Givenchy delivered hardcore footwear like no other. Designer Riccardo Tisci made me yearn for the dangerous, the extreme. Sharp studs, crazy straps, cutouts, fur boots, lace-up booties — how crazy can I go? Charlize Theron was even under Givenchy's spell in her epic white sandals. Click through to see genius creations and the fans who wore them.
Best of 2009: Footwear Designer of the Year