One thing is for sure. If I were a celebrity, I would relish in the ability to explore boundary-pushing style. Being part of the upper echelons of Hollywood means not only having the wealth to buy, but easy, direct access to coolest designs of the moment. It’s no wonder I am always on the lookout for outrageous celebrity outfits that bring about some controversy. Lately, it seems, that the shoes are what tend to grab the headlines.
In 2022, it very much felt like the year of the thought-provoking shoe, especially of the platform variety—how anyone can walk in the style without falling is beyond me. I rounded up 15 of the more memorable moments that span sky-high pink platforms to sandals with runny yolks (I’m serious) to statement knee-high boots. Keep scrolling to see which celebrities pushed the envelope this year when it comes to the shoe department.
1. Emma Chamberlain in Broken-Egg Sandals
You should see the other quirky version of this designer sandal—one involves a bar of soap.
I can see this white statement sandal being worn as part of a bridal look.
Here's a minimalist version of the sandal style for those that want a more subdued look.
2. Kylie Jenner in Minnie Mouse–Style Pumps
To keep these from looking like drab workwear go-tos, I recommend pairing with a fashion-forward look.
3. Olivia Rodrigo in Buckled Knee-High Platform Boots
There's no doubt that these buckled platform boots will turn heads.
Here's a cool velvet version of the strappy boot style.
This sleek take is perfect if you like the look but want a more understated platform.
4. Bella Hadid in Sporty Pointed-Toe Boots
There's no denying the unique design of these Nike knee-high boots.
This chic pointed-toe boot offers a similar vibe without the sporty logos.
5. Chloë Sevigny in Floral-Print Boots
These thigh-high floral boots are not for the faint of heart.
I'm not one for prints, but I have been eyeing these whimsical boots for some time now.
6. Doja Cat in Sculptural Black-and-Gold Heels
These surreal pumps are a subtle nod to Doja's one-of-a-kind shoes.
The simple gold discs of this pair are a great way to effortlessly try a gold-infused look.
Yet another great way to add interesting gold-adorned details to your shoe collection.
7. Iris Law in Strappy White Knee-High Boots
8. Elle Fanning in Statement Shearling Sandals
I could live in these fuzzy Birkenstock sandals.
9. Anne Hathaway in Sky-High Pink Platforms
These bold and bright pink platforms just scream attention.
10. Rihanna in Slouchy Over-the-Knee Boots
These slouchy suede boots call for shorts or a mini to show them off.
I love the contrast of this pair of black boots.
11. Madonna in Chunky Black Clogs
These out-there clogs offer a serious edge to any look.
The ugly shoe trend is still going strong, and these black clogs are proof.