This shoe makes it to number 39 on the list of the top 50 shoes of 2006 not because of what it looks like, but because of what it represents. This was one of the new Biba creations that hit the shelves this spring, marking the comeback of the 60s fashion powerhouse. The new high prices might have sparked controversy, but there was no denying the style and selling power of crazy creations like this, which sold at Browns for well over £200 last April.

The top 50 shoes of 2006 - the list so far