Looking at a stock photo of the Yves Saint Laurent Palais Mohawk Pumps can be a bit daunting. As the name would indicate, the shoes feature a shock of black goat hair down the back of the heel that elevates them far above your average suede pump, but it also makes them a little bit more difficult to work into a wardrobe – you can’t really pair them with conservatively cut trousers, after all.

What you should do, just as Jak & Jil and Style.com photoblogger Tommy Ton shows us, is wear these shoes with the best pair of matte, opaque black tights you can find. Once you’ve done that, walk sideways everywhere you go so that you don’t waste what may be the best profile in footwear today.

Close-up shoe shot and purchasing information, after the jump.

Buy through Net-a-Porter for $935.

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  • Yael

    I love them! Not sure why – but I really love them!

  • 19yearslater

    Nope, there are many pairs of shoes that would look good with black tights. I don’t need my shoes to have a hairdo.

    • merve

      HAHAHHAHAHAHAH…..imagine calling yr hairdresser “hi i need a rinse and my shoes a blow dry”. And what if it rains ?

  • Stylista

    WOW!! I can’t believe they can actually look so good! The orange wedges aren’t bad either!

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    • Nico

      I agree about both pairs. To clarify, the orange wedges are Bottega Veneta (not YSL).

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  • mochababe73

    There is no way that I would wear the mohawk shoes. I don’t have enough time as it is to do my own hair. Now, I have to do my shoes’ hair as well. No, thanks.

  • cherry

    I tried those one but I like them in blue suede without the “hairy thingy”

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