Gucci’s skintight, over-the-knee boots can easily pinch-hit as the world’s hottest leggings.
Tricked-out with mini mohawks and studded to a fare-thee-well, these pink Prada numbers were the most wildly inventive anti-recession shoes of the season.
Dries Van Noten ushered in a welcome return to the super-chic pump, but with a bit of plot twist: an exotic snakeskin heel and last.
Slightly slouchy and insanely sexy, these thigh-high boots by Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte were a perfect partner for sky-high hems.
Jet black wasn’t the only game in town. Yves Saint Laurent’s ruby red, spindly-heel stunner is an instant classic, the shoe you’ll want to wear every day come fall.
Peek-a-boo cutouts and a glam horn heel add extra sizzle to Christian Dior’s fashionable lace-up.
These boots were made for walking: paired with everything from floaty frocks to tweedy cropped trousers, Burberry served up the ultimate all-weather platform.
Lanvin’s racy red pumps are gussied-up with mirror accents and a beyond-artsy, curvilinear heel.
A pop of cobalt at the toe and grey suede ties add a dose of 80s cool to Balenciaga’s woven leather, ankle-high shoes.
Playful and tres Parisienne, Louis Vuitton’s glitter- and pearl-bedecked shoes added a flirty accent to the classic collection.