not normally the type that goes for the platformed pumps, but i guess my inner soft spot is making it's way to the surface lately. the layered leather inserts at the platform, the race track detailing at the back, the mere curve heel, and the removable straps made it bid access to checkout. shopbop has yet again put another hole in my jeans. good buy nevertheless. what's better is, they might possibly be the most comfortable heels i've own to date.