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Designer Mihai Albu's "Sold Dozens" of his 12" Platform Stilettos

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Four-and-a-half inch Christian Louboutin stilettos not high enough? Check out shoe designer and former architect Mihai Albu's superheels—platform and multi-stiletto combinations (check out the three-tiered monstrosity after the jump) that tower up to 12" (a whole foot!) above ground level.

"If a woman is 5 foot 9 (175 centimeters), she'd be towering above everyone if she wore these," he said. "Heels have an advantage because [many women] don't have long legs. They reposition the waist."

The shoes are priced up to $1,525 and Albu says he's already received dozens of orders for the handmade creations.

· Skyscraper Sandal: Romanian Shoemaker Mihai Albu Designs 12-INCH Stiletto [HuffPost]