"I have gotten to the point in my life (42 years old) where I want to still wear high heels but usually they kill the balls of my feet and as soon as my feet hurt, my night is ruined. I thought because these heels have a platform in the front (which is very hard to find, especially in silver heels), it may eliminate my swollen balls on my feet problem and it did!! Probably one of the most comfortable pairs of heels I have worn in years! The quality of the silver part is a little less then great on the back part where there is more silver but all over you can't beat what they look like, especially for the price. Also, the heel and bottom part of the shoe looks really good in a brushed silver color."