Nicki Minaj, Amy Heidemann, and Audrina Patridge wear the best shoes of the week.
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Okay, we're still nursing our 2011 American Music Awards hangover, still going over the pics, reliving the mems (that's short for "memories"), rehashing our fave momes. Tuesday rolls around and it's time to recap the best shoes of the week. Well, two and two makes four, and all of the above amounts to an AMA-themed Shoe Update brought to you by performer and winner Nicki Minaj, newcomer (and also winner!) Amy Heidemann of Karmin, and red carpet host Audrina Patridge. Real talk, though. We should make it perfectly clear that even though these well-heeled ladies and their respective footwear and all having stepped out in their finest to the same event do wrap things up oh so tidily, make no mistake that we did, in fact, scour through the entire week's shoes, Tuesday to Tuesday, and these three were head and shoulders (or shall we say heels and ankles?) above the rest.
Nicki was visibly teetering on her heelless Alexander McQueen shoes on her way to accept her first AMA of the night, but that's not stopping us from decreeing the Armour Wedge sandals she paired with her GAWGEOUS Oscar de la Renta gown at the top of our fave shoes this week. She changed into a pair of glittery Loubous, but we were, are, and will forever be smitten with Minaj daring OG choice.
AMA newcomer, Amy Heidemann of the meteorically successful duo Karmin, turned it out big time in an outfit colorblocked all the way down to her bold metallic platforms. While the overall height of the shoes is suppppper shocking, they're not that impractical, especially for an awards show as notoriously fun-loving as the AMAs, since the actual height difference between the ball of the foot and the heel isn't that cray AND these are wedges. Amy was able to strut her stuff in style and confidence that she wouldn't bite it on the red carpet.
Our girl Audrina followed Nicki's lead, wearing a pair of heelless platforms to the Rolling Stone AMA After-Party. While we're not 100% on the designer of the gravity-defying heels, if we had to take a stab in the dark, we'd say they're Giuseppe Zanottis based on the heellessness (try saying that three times fast) and the sandals' metal panelling which we've seen on many other Giuseppe designs.