Listen up, ladies! The sexiest shoe of 2012 is -- drumroll, please -- Christian Louboutin's red studded patent leather pumps.
The seductive heels are the winner of Footwear News and Saks Fifth Avenue's third annual "Sexy Shoes" contest. If you're wondering how a shoe is bestowed this great honor, Women's Wear Daily explains that 25 finalists were chosen by FN editors so that voters could choose their faves online from September 27 to October 11.
It might sound like a pretty unscientific (if not a little arbitrary) way of determining shoe sexiness, but just think about how inescapable the red-soled pumps have been lately. Stars like Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and Emma Stone opt for Loubs for a good portion of their appearances, while non-celebrity women are painting their off-brand soles red to get the look at a fraction of the price. Even Yves Saint Laurent is being accused of trying to copy Louboutin's signature design.
As for the runner-ups in the "Sexy Shoes" competition, Stuart Weitzman's burgundy patent pumps with a metal stiletto got second place and Jimmy Choo's black suede sandals with silver sequins came in third. But what do you think of the Christian Louboutin pumps that snagged the top title?
Check out the photo of the so-called "sexiest" shoe and tell us if you agree with the choice.
Check out some celebs in Louboutins!