Kurt Geiger London New York shoe

Kurt Geiger London has taken the Mary Jane shoe to sophisticated new heights this season with its 'New York shoe': a patent court with a pointed toe, pencil-thin metal alloy "cigarette" heel and a super skinny strap to match. It's so on-trend for SS 2013 it almost hurts - as, I imagine, would an encounter at the sharp end of that super pointy toe! 

The 'Mary Jane' element of this shoe has almost disappeared altogether, with the strap placed about as far down the shoe as is possible without completely losing the definition - but this is very much in keeping with the trends we're seeing for these subtly vintage-inspired court shoes. 

The heel is this shoe's main statement piece, however, creating an impressive and confident silhouette when seen from any angle. This is a shoe for women who like to make a strong impression and combine sex appeal with lashings of grown-up style.

The New York shoe is available now at Kurt Geiger and is priced at £220