I really like this boot a lot, very visually striking and snug fit. the platform "model" isn't as high, nor is it shaped like the other Pleaser boots I had bought so it feels different when walking around and at first-a bit more precarious on a slick stage (kind of like trying on ice skates for the first time). This is compared to a more flat ground-contact of some other higher-platform Pleaser Models, this one has a slight upward curve at the toe (less contact). Once I wore them for a couple hours I began to get used to the differences and gained my footing. I have more slender legs and these have the ability to "tight-lace" for a snug custom-like fit. This is the way Thigh-boots are supposed to be! Some Pleaser thigh boots do not stay up on my thighs as successfully because they have a wider leg room. Very happy with the price. Looks great with an all white Goth/ fetish outfit.