I have been preparing for a very important event for about 9 months, my step daughters wedding, and got my dress pretty early on, however did not anticipate the awful time I would have finding shoes, so waited till a couple months ago, long story short, I went to every store anywhere near my area (prob about 15 total) looking for the perfect color, style, and without being a strappy sandal, or having 3 inch or higher heels, with NO luck. I felt like the shoe designers only style dress shoes with stilleto heels! I found Shoebuy on a friday night, labor day weekend, and found 2 pairs of shoes that looked perfect online, never thinking i would get them in time, but desperate! Both pairs would have worked, but i chose this one, the Stefani Alice 11 because the color was perfect, and it was a satin finish which made it very dressy and perfect for the chiffon of my dress with a sequined jacket. the only reason i gave the shoe 4 stars is that it was sized as a 10 1/2, which I can never find anywhere, but was very tight on my foot. Still Amazing though!!!