Patent with a peak! This simple shoe is made special with the addition of just one unique element. That’s all you need – a light touch of Hedi Slimane’s creative genius (and Helmut Newton’s – a photographer whose image inspired the pump) to sharpen up a design. This is a trendy pointed toe with a sexy square heel, but of course, the feature that sticks out to you is the “thorn” at your heel, a stylish collar for your foot. Severe and ever so slightly futuristic, the design appears to meld right into your leg, giving you the illusion of longer gams (it’s all about finding bigger and better smoke and mirrors). Just like Sleeping Beauty was drawn to the spindle, I’m being pulled in by this Saint Laurent pump! Just proof that some thorns are worth pricking. Available at Barneys New York for $685.