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...The "Maralena" from Christian Louboutin, with its 5.5-inch heel and sparkly crystal trim! Insider trade publication Footwear News ran the contest, which pitted 23 designer shoes against each other, and this mesh style was deemed the sexiest. Blake Lively even sported a closed toe version of the shoe at this year's Met Ball. Retailing for $2,445, they're an award-winning but major investment.