The Not-So-Basic Black Pump

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I'm usually pretty good about keeping up with designers, both new and old. But I must have been living under a rock because I'd never heard of Walter Steiger until Barneys started pimping out his delectable black pump on their ads. After clicking on the link once, I'm pretty sure the shoes are stalking me.

Steiger's been designing shoes since the 60s and 70s, but has been on relative hiatus since the early 80s. Now, he's experiencing a resurgence in popularity and I'm seriously dying over these shoes. I'm not a classic shoe kinda gal—even the most basic things need a bit of oomph!—so these are totally up my alley. With a curved heel, platform front and luscious gold lining, even black pump naysayers will find little to complain about.

Now, if only I had the $750 to make these mine.

Photo: Barneys