Make Your Point

From left: Michael Kors, Balenciaga, and Lanvin. Photo: Photos: Imaxtree

Kiss rounded mary janes and peep-toe booties good-bye this fall. Designers have crafted high heels dagger-sharp, so brace your toes for a tight squeeze. Balenciaga’s shoes were by far the most extreme: ultramodern, formidable, and metallic. Michael Kors’ elegant, ladies-who-lunch collection was accessorized with darting pumps in colors from camel to plum, and Lanvin’s patent heels featured T-straps structured at severe angles. So, as new arrivals filter down into shops, make sure you’re pointed in the right direction. —Kendall Herbst