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Best Shoe Designer of 2008

Best of 2008: Shoe Designer of the Year

After much contemplation, we've come up with our top six contenders for shoe designer of the year. Here are our choices: Christian Louboutin, Jeffrey Campbell, Brian Atwood, Sergio Rossi, Pour La Victoire, and Miu Miu. A nice mix of high and low, yes? Well, sort of; we love our designer shoes. Help us decide who gets the accolade. Divulge — whose designs rocked your soles this year?

(Top row: L-R, Christian Louboutin, Jeffrey Campbell, Brian Atwood)

(Bottom row: L-R, Sergio Rossi, Pour La Victoire, Miu Miu)

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fizzymartini fizzymartini 8 years
Agree with above posters - as much as I revere Louboutin's elegant heels, Nicholas Kirkwood's most recent collections are the only ones that have ever made me salivate and lust to such a severe extent, I fear I may lose control...
KindersurpriseKa KindersurpriseKa 8 years
oh yeah. YSL tribute were fabulous.! also love givenchy. chose louboutin sure!!
donamaria donamaria 8 years
Louboutin win my vote.
XpsX XpsX 8 years
i voted Louboutin not based on the shoes up there,just overall Louboutin has so many hot shoes!
langelykke langelykke 8 years
it's a shame you can't choose nicholas kirkwood! he's shoes are out of this world!
CUPCAKEchatter CUPCAKEchatter 8 years
Christian Louboutin - every shoe is a classic..the red soles have become a status :)
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
anything but Louboutin! so tired of his one million versions of the peep-toe pump which I hated to begin with - I can;t pick between the rest though, but maybe Brian Atwood...
pss pss 8 years
christian louboutin, of course. and manolos
fashionsake87 fashionsake87 8 years
I totally agree with nourhayaty! i went for miu miu, cuz christian louboutin wasn't that creative compare to miu miu this year! but where are giuseppe zanotti or chloe leaf collection's options?? chloe really did something new in my opinion.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
Christian sorry opps. Although Christina Aguilera is always in his shoes.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 8 years
Personally I prefer Nicholas Kirkwood, Martin Margiela, Balenciaga, Azzedine Alaia, and Lanvin. I like Christina Louboutin and own some but they are kinda played out. I say look out for Charlotte Olympia in 2009.
shayela shayela 8 years
I don't freak over where my heels come from so long as they look good, and OMG thoese brian atwoods are delightful.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 8 years
The YSL Tribute was the shoe (sandal) of the year.
shopgirl123 shopgirl123 8 years
DRIES VAN NOTEN! is that even a question? oh and guiseppe zanotti comes in second, sharing the spot with YSL (tribute!!) and lanvin( a personal favorite).... 3rd goes to marni and oh, givenchy gets an honorable mention. yepp, thats my list. but i must admit miu miu is also fab! ugh grreat now im craving more shoes! off to neimans it is....
marcjacobsmaniac marcjacobsmaniac 8 years
i had to vote brian atwood. Loubs were amazing this year but my favorite shoes of the year were actually Givenchy's. I also love the Christain Louboutin for Rodarte shoes from the Sprin 2008 collection. But I felt that brian atwood did an exceptional job this year and really broke through!
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
i think Miu Miu did really nice shoe design this year Loubs is a master but i think his designs this year were not that creative as Miu Miu
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Loubs will always be the best. They are the gold standard.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
Lou. Bou. TIN.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I'm not really a fan of any shoe trends this year. I love my high, spiky heels, but I can't stand the platform thing. I don't care how expensive they are, they always scream "stripper" to me.
kea718 kea718 8 years
Zanotti should really have been an option. No other shoe compares.
quickbird quickbird 8 years
Where is Nicholas Kirkwood on this list?
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
will do! im glad u had a good time!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
:wave: Marni. It was AMAZING!!! I posted pixs in my "Love for Photography" group. You MUST check them out. :)
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
:wave: hey shop, how was ur vacay girlie?
sgp87 sgp87 8 years
Louboutin has my heart. But Jeffrey Campbell has my wallet.
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