By now, the entire world has pretty much fallen in love with half-Cuban Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte. And though there are plenty of things to learn about the superstar athlete, one thing we do know is that he has a very unique sense of style.  In fact, for years, Lochte has been rocking some outrageously over-the-top sneakers on the podium, as well as sporting a rotation of diamond-encrusted grills (most recently he wore one that displayed the American flag!).

Lochte enjoys fashion so much that he even once told reporters that his dream is to eventually become a clothing designer--which, from the looks of his own personal style choices, would probably involve a lot of neon and bling! Below, a look at some of Lochte's craziest fashion accessories: 

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London 2012 Olympics

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At this summer's Olympics, Lochte took the top spot at the Men's 400 meter race, but he almost didn't get the medal when officials told him he couldn't wear his American flag grill on the podium! He took it off and then it put back on after receiving the award.  

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London 2012 Olympics - sneakers

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At the London games this year, the swimmer wore an emerald rhinestone pair of Speedo exclusives that he designed!

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China FINA World Championships

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 31:  Ryan Lochte of the United States poses with his gold medal after the Men's 400m Individual Medley Final during Day Sixteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 31, 2011 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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China FINA World Championships

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Lochte shows pride for his country in a pair of funky sneakers while getting ready for the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China last July.

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2009 FINA Italy Championships

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Lochte sported flashy gold Reeboks sneakers at the 13th FINA World Championships in Italy in July 2009.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics

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He posed with his medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, showing off his diamond-encrusted mouthpiece!

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FINA World Championships

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In August 2009, Lochte sported one shiny smile at the Men's 400 meter Individual Medley final where he won gold.

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Australia FINA World Championships

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Lochte displays yet another blinged-out mouthpiece while posing with his silver medal after the men's 400 meter race during the XII FINA World Championships in April 2007.