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.