I have always had trouble with finding comfortable heels--in particular, I have bunions which can be very pinched and painful in heels . . .but I suffer for style and prefer to wear heels with professional work slacks! These shoes are not only gorgeous, but they are somehow shaped in a way that my bunions are free and uncompressed. I wore them all day at work today and they have been perfect, no pain (a miracle!) I got the dark brown color which I love because I can never find cute brown heels, but am now wanting to get at least one more pair in another color.
I got these in the burgundy color which perfectly matches my Michael Kors crossbody bag in the color merlot. These pumps are almost identical to a pair of burgundy mary janes I bought in the 1970's and absolutely adored. I danced the night away in them at discos all over NYC. The Antonio Melani version is more updated, of course. The former ones didn't have the cutouts on the heel cage. These are very comfortable pumps with a heel at just about three inches. I also like the rubber sole. It makes the shoes non-slip and less likely to accumulate grunge from walking on the street. I love them so much that I am seriously considering getting them in the brown color as well.