Christian Louboutin's shoes are not merely shoes. Depending on how you look at it, they can be art, or a representation of an orgasm or even a weapon (at least according to the TSA--remember how they tried to confiscate some guy's studded loafers?) Ranging from prim and ladylike to downright fetishistic, the Louboutin shoe is undoubtedly a conversation piece. And as shoes in general have become more ridiculously high and ornamented, Louboutin has responded in kind--and then some.
We've rounded up 20 of the shoe designer's most outrageous styles. Wear at your own risk.