The pointy-toed pump is back with a sleek vengeance! Thanks to Proenza Schouler’s spackle-effect, perforated heels, neutral has never been so bold or shouted so loudly with style. The texture is so rich (doubled by punctured leather over lizard-stamping), the heel shape is so gorgeous and the details so inspired – note the box stitching at the heel for the final flourish – that you hardly even realize these are just nude and dark gray. Which means they will go with absolutely everything. They also won’t murder your feet. The elongated toe box slenderizes the foot and also means it’s comfy because it won’t cut into your toes. Just keep in mind this impeccable summer pump runs big (I went up a whole shoe size), so order accordingly. On Net-a-Porter for $695.
Pair with: The modernized pump demands a modern dress in a pretty yet powerful color. 3.1 Phillip Lim’s sky-blue sheath with sheer paneling is a breath of fresh air. On Net-a-Porter for $575.