I may be bias because I own these shoes, but that is some thing we will have to deal with. These may not look all that impressive in the picture, but on, they are very charming. Little details like the little holes and cut outs set this pump apart from the rest. The wooden heel and the mary jane inspired concept is working the 50’s angle, which I must say is the appeal of this shoe. But fast forwarding it into 2009 with the patent leather. Did I mention they were comfortable?