Shoes are so much more than just a protective layer of material that keeps your feet free from scathing. Shoes are a fashion statement, a detail that can turn your whole look from plain to extraordinary. They can showcase your personality, and shoes make also people laugh or scare the living daylights out of them ( just check out #32 on this list, you’ll know what we’re talking about). But such weird shoes are truly hard to come across these days. You’re either left with generic boring ones or from designer brands that will make your wallet wail in despair. Not good.
Well, fear not, dear followers. We have assembled the ultimate list of the most extraordinarily weirdest shoes you can find. The good news is that many of these are made to order once a customer purchases the product, so they can be customized to hit just the right spot with your preferences.
What Defines A Shoe As “Weird”?
Shoes can be considered “weird” based on their unusual design, use of unexpected materials, or innovative features that set them apart from traditional shoes.
Are Weird Shoes A Good Gift Idea?
Weird shoes can be a good gift idea for people who have an eclectic or avant-garde sense of style and who enjoy wearing unique and unusual clothing items.
BEST Weirdest Shoes You Can Buy
Check out our list and find the most bizarre shoes for Halloween, unique shoes for the prom or even a wedding, some crazy flip-flops, and plenty more of the weirdest shoes ever made that are waiting for you!
#1 Skull Purgatory Pump Heels
We kick off our list with super cool shoes that actually look quite elegant and stylish, yet weird at the same time. These handmade high heels shoes can be worn virtually anywhere, from a Halloween party to a wedding. They come with a skull design on the back side and available in two colors which are black and white.
However, we need to remind you that once you decide to to buy and wear these shoes, you need to be prepared to answer an endless stream of questions about where you got them.
#2 Secret Grave Yard Platforms
Although walking with these crazy shoes on your feet would require some skill, it’d be absolutely worth it! The gigantic platforms of these cool shoes have been partially cut out and transformed into a graveyard scene. Each shoe features magical creatures, moss, trees, and various figurines.
In our opinion, these shoes would be the perfect pair for those who love gothic style. They will look badass and other fellow gothic lovers out there will envy you for sure.
#3 Octopus Shoes
Although we still have a long way to go on our list, this pair is pretty close to snatching the title of “the weirdest shoes ever made” or at least on this list.
These octopus shoes were created by Kermit Tesoro, a Filipino fashion designer. Not many would be brave enough to wear them, but gaping at them? Oh yes, I could look at them all day long, contemplating marine life, physics, and human anatomy. You Might Also Like These; Cosplay ideas for Women
#4 T-Rex “Jurassic Pumps” Shoes
Speaking of contemplating physics and human anatomy. You have to admire women who have mastered the heels to the point of taming two dinosaurs.
These T-Rex pumps look so awesome and bizarre that you can’t help but want them. Additionally, you can always use the spikes on these cool shoes to quickly scare away unwanted prey that might gather around you. Pretty useful, don’t you think?
#5 Alice Malice Wonderland Pumps
We have to be honest with you, and we must tell you that we’ve always loved “Alice in Wonderland”. Therefore, you can probably guess that we love this pair of shoes! If you happen to be our fellow fan of Alice in Wonderland, then you must make a pair of these shoes as your own.
The attention to details and effort that have been put into the making of these shoes just warm our heart. The shoes have practically everything, including the electric baby blue color inspired by Alice’s dress, tea cups, lace, cake texture, crystals, and more. Moreover, the added spikes only remind you how creepy and dangerous Wonderland can get. A+ job.
#6 R2D2 LED Pumps
Which cool list would be complete without our favorite friendly neighborhood droid? Forgive the obvious franchise mix-up, but R2D2 can easily get you overly excited.
These crazy cool shoes might not be your first choice for everyday wear, but they would be a blast at any Halloween or costume party. They even come with a built-in LED module that cycles through different colors, too! The only thing these handmade shoes lack is some iconic R2D2 sounds.
#7 Faux Fur Claw Boots
Werewolves might not be a thing in real life, but these cool boots can certainly give your look a wolfish edge. They certainly deliver in the realistic department, especially considering the rubber paw pad soles. Just like the previous item on the list, we really think that these boots would be a great addition to any Halloween or cosplay costume party.
However, we ‘re not sure about the everyday use of these shoes unless you are up to tip-toeing your way through the streets, collecting astonished looks from passersby on your way.
#8 Crucifix von Drachenberg Pumps
These cool shoes might not be as bizarre as other items on this list, but that’s what we get for setting the bar so high. You wouldn’t strictly call them “weird shoes” since they actually look quite elegant and stylish. Instead, we can probably call them “shoes with a character” since they feature the crucifixes, rosary beads, and spikes. Obviously not our typical accessories for normal shoes.
However, since they have a unique gothic look, we really think that they can be easily worn on a regular day as part of your gothic aesthetic accessory.
#9 Distressed Blood Lust Pumps
These textured weird shoes with blood dripping from every corner definitely make them a go-to footwear if you’re looking to shock anyone you come across. For even more edginess, you can combine them with this bloody fantastic purse and other accessories and be on your way, stunning the living daylights out of people.
#10 Rainbow Bear Heels
You didn’t think we’d just treat you only morbid weird shoes, did you?
For a little bit of contrast, we present you with these fluffy but no less awesome heels. They look so sweet that you might actually want to schedule an appointment with your dentist in the nearest future. The upper vinyl part of the shoes can be colored in any way you like, and the bear heads are available in both pink and blue. What an adorable pair of shoes!
#11 Whale Tail Shoes
These quirky shoes are the ones to look for whenever you want to take a step back from generic footwear to something with a character and more original.
The design masterfully incorporates a whale’s tail shape into a pair of comfortable leather ankle strap shoes. In terms of color, this pair comes in black and white, making them perfect for any attire both in terms of color and design.
#12 Spiked Platforms Boot Heels
They are edgy and stylish, with just the right amount of creepiness thrown in. If you are looking for something unique and punk-ish at the same time, then this is definitely the perfect fit.
Being one of those weird shoes, these shoes are actually pretty cool. The most memorable feature of these cool shoes is the acidic green accents, but you could actually spend hours studying the other details incorporated in them, from bolts to zippers and spikes.
#13 Made To Order Flame Platform Boots
It is time to bring some 70s-style shoes with a unique twist into the mix. The twist I’m talking about is, of course, the flames that rise up from the hot cherry-red heels up to your ankles. Moreover, the boots gain in their value due to the multi-layered flame details as well as the genuine leather they are made of.
#14 Grass Sandals
What can be more original than walking on the grass while still wearing flip flops? These weird but cool shoes can truly tickle your brain with this implication.
Apart from it, they can instantly grab anyone’s attention, too. Although the grass is synthetic, it looks weirdly authentic so you might have some problem finding them during a family picnic or BBQ. Moreover, they’re also perfect for the beach – and you definitely won’t have a hard time finding them there.
#15 Spiked Creature Boots
Although being devoured by a murderous plant sounds like a morbid concept, these weird shoes still manage to be irresistible.
Judging by the blood drips on the plants’ “mouths,” you shouldn’t be worried about filling their bellies in quite a while. Personally, we also love the crystals and spikes at the back of the shoes. If you’re wondering why, because we think that they look magical up to the point where you notice the bloody soles they spawn from. Brilliant!
#16 Duck Shoes
Costa Magakaris, the designer of these cool shoes, draws inspiration from children’s fairy tales in order to invoke a sense of nostalgia. But it’s the grotesque twist that he puts on them that makes his work truly stand.
The Victorian shape of the boots, the collar, and the sewn beak will all be definitely haunting my dreams for a while. Aside from being part of any women’s accessories, this pair will also make a unique addition to your their collections.
#17 Anti-gravity “Royalty” Curved Gold Leaf Wedges
If you want to try out anti-gravity shoes, then you might as well do it with all the flare. When we say the flare, it refers to these pair of curved gold leaf wedges that featurs a golden accents on the back side of them.
With the prominent golden details and crystals, it’s no wonder why these shoes are called “Royalty”. You will not only be able to walk in those cool shoes just fine, but you will also look incredible and royally awesome.
#18 Mouse Skull Wedges
It’s only when you put a morbid spin on characters from your childhood, you can end up with the weirdest shoes in the world.
We’are not saying that Mickey and Minnie don’t look good like this. They actually look pretty awesome and even romantic on some level. But putting the creepiness aside, you have to admit that the shock value of this design makes them one of the most original pieces yet.
#19 Stripe “Zombie Pinup” Pumps
These zombie shoes have everything. Flesh textured fabric, Beetlejuice pattern, pinup bows, spikes.
You know what? They are just what you need to complete your Gothic Lolita look. You can choose the color of the “flesh” as well as opt out of having the spiked soles. Either way, these crazy shoes will definitely grab and command the attention of everyone in the room.
#20 Xylophone Stickletto
Meet shoes that look so fun and stylish that you wouldn’t be able to tell that they were inspired by a kid’s Xylophone. But when the shoe drops, it only makes these shoes even more extraordinary. Despite the colorful leather front, it’s the 12 cm heel that grabs attention and invokes connotations with one of the most favorite toys of anyone’s childhood. What an awesome idea!
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#21 “Pistol Whipped” 8-inch Platform Boots
If an 8-inch platform didn’t look intimidating enough for you, how about one that is also full of guns and bullets? Add a huge amount of spikes and studs into the mix, and you have yourselves some pretty badass shoes.
In our opinion, these pair will be perfect for performers, especially punk rock band members. The overall design will make anyone who wears it look super badass and intimating. So if that’s what you are aiming for, these shoes need to be part of your collection.
#22 Hooved Goat Boots
If you’re still looking for weird shoes on sale, how about these highly realistic goat boots?
They are made out of two-toned faux fur, and even the soles stay true to the portrayal of the goat. Moreover, if you just want to have these shoes so bad but still don’t know how to use them. Don’t worry, because they can be used for cosplay, Halloween parties, or just paying tribute to goats. After all, why wouldn’t you? Goats are cool.
#23 Sugar Skull Platforms
If you really want to buy weird shoes but don’t feel too comfortable with high heels and platforms, no worries. These cool shoes won’t put a strain on your feet but will still look as awesome and creepy as their predecessors.
These velvet platforms can be enhanced with various details, and since they are made to order, you can choose the ones that suit you best. The skulls can also be enhanced with additional paint, crosses, crystals, and more.
#24 Fish Funny Shoes
Gentlemen, we haven’t forgotten about you. These weird women’s and men’s shoes bring up old memories of those bizarre singing fish that every restaurant in town seemed to have. Well, these shoes might not be able to sing a serenade for you, but, oh boy, do they grab your attention.
In addition, we also think that these shoes will also make a perfect gift for a dear friend who loves sushi, or who loves to spend his time fishing on weekends.
#25 “Over The Rainbow” Crystal Prism Pumps
These pumps look absolutely out of this world. The colors blend together in one amazing gradient with several star accents on the sides. But the real stars of these cool shoes are definitely the crystal-covered soles.
As you can see, they feature both smaller crushed crystals as well as bigger standing-out crystal spikes. Additionally, you can select the height of the shoes between 6 and 8 inches.
#26 Iridescent Clear Crystal Heels
Good news ladies, transparent shoes will make a much better job of visually extending your legs than nude ones. Plus, when the shoes look as amazing as these ones, plus the platforms and crystals, the answer to whether you should buy them or not is as clear as the shoes themselves.
In short, these shoes are the perfect shoes that most women are dreaming of. With amazing design, crystals and the clear color, there is nothing that can keep you from buying these shoes, right?
#27 The Dragon Oriental
The combination of red and blue has always been a classic one. But when coupled with the stunning dragon shape these shoes take, it becomes unique rather than classic.
Among other weird shoes that we have on this list, we believe without a doubt that these ones are the most bizarre ones. The oriental dragon’s curves seamlessly form an extraordinary heel and platform that, infused with gemstones, make these cool shoes a masterpiece.
#28 Vinyl “Transylvania” Candelabra Skull Boots
Why take a flashlight with you if you could wear these hilarious shoes with a much classier source of light?
The skull candelabras come with flickering LED lights on top. These shoes are as avant-garde as they come, which makes them more suitable for a fashion show or a photo shoot, and definitely not everyday wear. But you can rest assured that these shoes will grab anyone’s attention at a Halloween party.
#29 “American Psycho” Studded Ankle Boot Heels
After already seeing the first half of the list of the weirdest shoes ever, were you really surprised to find Christian Bale’s face on one of them?
These shoes pay tribute to the “American Psycho” movie in the most stylish yet bloody fashion. So if you have a dear friend and family who is a fan of Christian Bale or the American Psycho, then you need to give her these shoes. Completed with spikes and studs, these shoes perfectly convey the mood of the movie, don’t you think?
#30 Rooster Shoes
If we’re going to talk about cool shoes, we might as well talk about these shoes inspired by a rooster. Yes, it’s a thing.
Although they were inspired by a farm version of an alarm clock, these shoes actually look quite bold. Both the color scheme and the comb shape make them look as if they were set on fire, which is a definite plus in my column.
#31 Planetary Spike Pumps
These hand-painted galaxy-inspired pumps look absolutely staggering. The color in itself is already enough to be completely sold on them, but there’s definitely more than that.
The zipper along the edges is a cool touch, making it a comfortable pair of shoes to wear. Furthermore, let’s not forget about the metallic spikes coming out of the soles. Super edgy and unique.
#32 Chainsaw Massacre Pumps
These are probably the weirdest shoes on the account that they manage to turn the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” into something stylish.
The gore and the blood twisted together to form a shoe, is definitely not something that you can easily forget. Apart from that, the chainsaw heels and spikes make these shoes go-to footwear for the next Halloween party.
#33 Gun Hoof Shoes
When browsing through this list that is full of weird shoes, instead of asking the “why” question, we personally think that the more accurate question to ask would be “why not?”. This is how it is with these shoes that combine eerily realistic goat hoof shoes and vintage gun heels.
This weird combination and a bit disturbing look on this footwear safely grants it the title of “The weirdest shoes yet”, don’t you think?
#34 Spiked “Dropout” Combat Boots
Despite the studs and a bit aggressive look, these cool shoes are probably the most normal ones on this list. These unisex combat boots (that’s right, we have weird men’s shoes as well) are covered in studs, spikes, and zippers, giving them a definite edge when looking for unique but comfortable everyday boots perfect for fall.
#35 “Apocalyptic Warfare” Studded Boots
Although there are a lot of shoes with creatively shaped heels, not many platforms are subject to the same treatment.
For us, and perhaps for you too, these shoes are an exception. In these shoes the platforms play the main role in the whole design, covered in nails and spikes. Moreover, the design also gains on uniqueness thanks to the cut-out star in the 5 ¼’’ platforms.
#36 Crocodile Shoes
If you think that shoes made of crocodile are too mainstream, why not try shoes made of crocodile skin that has the crocodile eyes, just like these?
These crocodile shoes look so realistic that it is hard for us to believe that it is just a photo manipulation. But every great design starts on paper (or in this case, in Photoshop). With a couple of tweaks thrown in, we can only hope that one day these funny shoes will be available for sale.
#37 Steampunk Clockwork Heels
No list is complete without steampunk. These cool shoes encapsulate everything about steampunk and more. We also think that the Zeppelin heels are the biggest delight in these pumps. However, let’s not forget about all the clockwork details and also the overall vintage distressed look, too!
Therefore, if you’re a fan of steampunk or need footwear for your steampunk costume, then we confidently think that you are obligated to buy these cool shoes. There’s no way around it.
#38 Jack-O-Lantern LED Pumpkin Boots
We know that we keep mentioning Halloween over and over again. The next one on our list is not an exception, because here we finally arrive at one of those weird shoes that are actually meant for Halloween.
The platforms on these shoes feature the os-so-merry face of Jack-O-Lantern among the studs, lights, and also zippers. Moreover, the LED lights are powered by a concealed battery pack and the lights can glow in solid or flashing colors.
#39 Platform Claw Spike “Sunset Strip” Red Vinyl Heels
We’re back to the 70’s inspired shoes with a spiky twist put on them. These vinyl shoes have all the retro vibes that you could possibly wish for. However, what makes them stand out among others are, of course, the studs and spikes that are featured on both the heels and toes.
All in all, we can really say that this pair of shoes are the cool combination of groovy and badass in one blood red pair.
#40 Stuck Chewing Gum Heel Shoes
These cool shoes for sale tell a whole story, and the story is about how a piece of gum can really ruin your brand-new sneakers. Next up we have shoes that will come as a pair of funny shoes for you. If you ever experienced a situation where you step on a gum, then these shoes will remind you of that very moment.
With such unique design, these shoes are so realistic and the gum is so dynamic. We have to admit that it’s really hard to guess whether the shoes were designed that way or they really have gums dangling from the soles.
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#41 Freddy Krueger Spiked Pumps
These are everything the fans of the 80s classic horror movies need. The spirit of Freddy is perfectly encapsulated in these truly creepy shoes. With the iconic stripes pattern, heels styled as burned flesh, and, of course, spikes, you feel uneasy just from looking at them.
Moreover, the cherry on top of this cake of creepiness is, no doubt, the song lyrics…Try to get it out of your head now.
#42 Secret Garden Gnome Pumps
These shoes are truly a walking fairy tale. Well, you need to do all the walking, but the point still stands. They featured faux grass and moss, a white picket fence, a lovely red door, and no blood in sight. Moreover, the shoes also feature two happy jolly gnomes inside.
For a women with a happy soul and a love for nature, these are the perfect shoes for them. The whole design fills with happiness and glee, which makes it a perfect addition to your summer look.
These summer sandals have rightfully earned their name. Inspired by carpentry and woodwork, we highly recommend these shoes as they will perfect items to wear on sunny summer day.
In our opinion, the most prominent feature of these shoes are, of course, the heels. Shaped like a saw with wooden beams, this single detail sets these sandals apart from the rest. Undoubtedly, Ron Swanson would definitely endorse these.
#44 Exotic Studded Crystal Fetish Heels
These high-heeled shoes feature such a huge amount of studs and crystals. Based in that, you might feel a need to cover your eyes for a second. The shoes are available in both 8’’ and 6’’ versions, so if you want to shine without putting a strain on your feet, these babies are for you.
#45 Flamingo Shoes
Why wouldn’t you turn a bird equivalent of a question mark into a pair of surprisingly fashionable? The uniqueness of these cool shoes spawns from the fact that they have two heels.
Well, more like one-and-a-half heels that are shaped like flamingo legs. Even the flamingo beak shape found its way to the toes of the shoes. Despite the slight weirdness, we honestly think that these leather shoes actually look quite elegant and stylish.
#46 Crystal Mermaid Anchor Pumps
These mermaid scales shoes are just what you need to brighten up your look. They will gleam in the sunlight, thanks to all the glitters, crystals, and also scales. Moreover, if you want to make them a bit more original, then you can simply order a version that features giant anchors at the back. That would definitely make anyone stop in their tracks.
#47 Foot Shoes
How about shoes that are shaped like feet? like a gigantic feet?
Going for full transparency without actually being transparent, these are definitely one of those weird shoes out there. Somehow, you can find a philosophical message in them if you squint hard enough. For better or for worse, these shoes remain just a concept for now.
#48 Skull “Crypt” Flats
Let’s come back to earth for a second and look at these cool skull shoes. Although they are flats and don’t feature any high heels or cut-out platforms, we think they still look unique and artistic no matter what.
In these shoes, you can go anywhere, comfortable and secure in the notion that your flats would easily kick any other shoes’ soles.
#49 Striped “Burton” Pin Cushion Heart Pumps
Even if you’re not a fan of Burton, you have to admit that these shoes look extraordinary. The black and white pattern, bows, swirls, and, most of all, the heart-shaped pin cushions give these shoes elegance and messiness at the same time. Plus, the black, white, and red color combo makes them timeless pieces of footwear.
Being one of those unique and weird shoes out there, we highly recommend these shoes for the next Halloween party, or the next cosplay event, too!
#50 Platform Spider Web Studded Skull Boots
What do you do to up your spookiness level? The answer is pretty simple and straight forward, just add some spider web to it.
Although it sounds simple, we are completely agree to that solution. These shoes not only feature hand-painted spider webs, but also textured skulls and studs. Despite the obvious Halloween vibe these shoes project, you could as easily make them a part of your everyday look.
#51 Ladies Skull Rose Print Platform
These 5 inches platforms can enhance can be user or worn to enhance your gothic looks.
Among the many options available, we really that one with the ladies skull print, completed with roses on it, creates a dark yet pretty appearance for your daily look. The bone heels will make the shoes look sturdy and sharp, and these shoes are ready to rock your looks.
#52 Big Feet Furry Monster Adventure Slipper
If you are looking for something different yet comfortable to wear, then this might be the answer. The rubber outsole is an anti-slip. Made of velvet material, it is soft and comfy to wear, particularly during the holiday or cold season. The toes are separated from each other, which will make your toes move easily.
In our opinion, it will also fits for a Halloween party and does role-play as a bigfoot. Feel the comfort and enjoy the night away!
#53 Animal Paw Slipper
Costume play with ordinary costumes is boring and costume play with ordinary role-play is meh.
Hence, you should try something weird, unique, and one-of-a-kind for it. Being a cute monster, complete by wearing the furry paw monster slipper, is actually kind of fun! The soft and comfortable material to wear will cherish every moment you spend wearing these slippers. Also, con’t worry about sliding since it is an anti-slip outsole to avoid slippery or sliding when wearing it.
#54 Light Up Shoes
Shoes that have integrated LEDs and can light up in the dark are not that uncommon nowadays. However, the YIQZIQ takes the flashy design to the next level by using fiber optics on the sneakers to create an incredible colorful glow!
Our advice for you is to wear it on Halloween night and do some shuffle dance with the flashing shoes for a super fun experience. Even better, there is a charging port in case the battery is running low.
#55 UMYGO Just So-So Running Shoes
Have you been running in your Vans and want to spice things up? These bright yellow shoes from UMYGO will not only make you stand out but can also make you run faster!
It features ingenious rubber blade soles that are elastic and comfortable for the feet, and you can wear it for a prolonged time without worrying about blisters. The shoes look different compared to any other running shoes with their distinctive pattern and shape. If you want to get in shape, this pair of running shoes should be on your shopping list.
#56 Manly Knee-high Cowboy Leather Shoes
For someone who is proud of his masculinity, then this pair of knee-high leather shoes will be a good present. The 100% brown leather looks very elegant and permeates class. Moreover, the lion logo on and the side straps enhance the manliness.
In our opinion, it is the ultimate footwear for the modern days’ cowboys! The shoes will also be a good choice for men who love riding motorcycles. In addition, the rubber soles and the overall leather would also offer some degree of protection to riders.
#57 Nightmare Before Christmas Shoes
Everyone must have watched the most bizarre stop-motion animation, the Nightmare Before Christmas, at least once in their lifetime. Now the spooky movie comes to haunt your Halloween night in the shape of these shoes! The design is kind of weird because the image is asymmetrical. The left and the right side offer different illustrations, but that’s what makes these cool shoes unique.
#58 Elf Shoes
The green little Elf shoes would be a quirky addition to your weird shoe collection! You can wear it on any occasion, even when it is not Christmas, to show off your weird side! As Elves are known to be the bringer of gifts, you will become the bringer of laughter when you wear these shoes.
In the end, the first thing you should consider before buying unique and weird shoes is your confidence. If you feel confident and comfortable wearing it, then off you go! No one can stop you from creating the look you want. Whether it is funny, dark, or preppy, you decide for yourself.
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Are weird shoes suitable for all occasions?
The suitability of weird shoes for different occasions will depend on the design and style of the shoes. Some weird shoes may be more suitable for casual or informal events, while others may be appropriate for more formal events.
What are some popular styles of weird shoes?
Popular styles of weird shoes include shoes with unusual shapes, shoes with unique textures or patterns, shoes that incorporate unconventional materials, and shoes with quirky or exaggerated features.