Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best footwear shots showing boots, shoes, or sandals in the Footwear Beauty Photo Contest with chances to win a Gift Card Bundle and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Paul Roustan for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. A born native of Chicago, Paul Roustan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002. After moving to Rhode Island, he completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. Roustan's body paints have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Providence Journal, Spike TV, Univision, Playboy, Airbrush Action Magazine and more. His imagery has also been displayed in numerous galleries internationally. Roustan's airbrushed body paintings are regularly used for corporate, private, television, and nightclub events worldwide, including clients like Playboy, Bacardi, Tupperware, Absolut, and featured in fashion shows, parades, photographic workshops, and magazines.

People's Choice

"Having lived along the beach in California for a small while now, I was very attracted to this image. While a shot like this could easily be scripted almost anywhere, this particular shot is extremely genuine in its feel. It perfectly captures the mood of Anybeachtown, California, riding along the strand just before sunset on a classic longboard with the iconic Van Dorens. The perfect bokeh in the background conceals any true hint of the location allowing the viewer to decide where exactly it takes place. For me, it’s definitely along the coast just before pushing off to a smooth hypnotic & fluid cruise while the ocean breeze cools off any hint of sweat. " -Paul Roustan 

Grand Jury Winner

"My goodness! This image stood out immediately. I found it incredibly strong all around. Initially, I was struck by the mood and classiness. While it feels like a top notch product shot, it also tells a story. The heels feel intentionally placed, but at the same time random. As if they were tossed off and coincidentally landed upright in pure compositional perfection. Who tossed the shoes? Were they tossed with joy, excitement, or melancholy? From a gorgeous female after a heart fluttering expensive evening? What is happening outside the shot, companionship or loneliness? Only the viewer decides the narrative. The contrast of the colorfully textured shoes against the soft smooth neutral gradients of the table & lamp as well as the intriguing reflected shapes and overall composition just drive this image to be eye catching and magnificent. Bravo!" -Paul Roustan 

Runner Up

"Classic! The shot feels unposed and honest, a street photographers dream capture. What a striking balance of light and shade, creating mystery and focus on the bright red shoes. For me, it happened so fast. I was exploring a charming town, away from home, smitten by its character, blinded by the sun. A radiating woman walked past towards a doorway, so bright I could barely make her out. She stole my attention as she stepped into the shadows, did she glance back at me? I couldn’t tell. All I remember was the sight of those vivid red shoes. What a memorable nostalgic story!" -Paul Roustan 

Runner Up

"I’m a sucker for roller girls. Especially those that disregard potential injury. The confidence and invincibility of youth demonstrated by the fashion. Bare skin at potential risk, confidently rolling in a one piece and vintage jacket. Untied beautiful flowing hair concealing her identity. I just know this anonymous gal is someone I’d hang with. I want to be there with her." -Paul Roustan 

Amateur Winner

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

 

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

 

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

 

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

 

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist

Finalist