Co-founded by the Dutch architect Rem D. Koolhaas (yes, heâ€™s the nephew of Mr. OMA himself) and shoe-maker Galahad JD Clark, United Nude elevates the shoe to a true art formâ€”where design, architecture and abstraction meet footwear. With an aim to create nothing less than contemporary iconic shoe design, "the products are conceptual: re-interpretations of architecture, archetypes, or existing classic objects." Like, for example, the sexy form of the Mobius shoe (pictured), which is inspired by the frame of Mies Van der Roheâ€™s famed Barcelona chair. Made from a single strip of high-tech Kevlar, the sole and upper are an unbroken form. Starting from $125, they are sturdy and stylish without breaking the bankâ€”we think the gold versions are the best party shoes for ringing in the New Year. Available online through United Nude.