Okay I know the first thing that comes to your mind is "Expensive" they really are not. The version which you can buy, available in a range of different colored leathers, is not the same as the runway version: the soles are much thinner, and as a result the lines and proportions don't work as well. They lack that certain something that the runway ones possess. It annoys me when things which are shown on the runway (and shot in all the magazine editorials) are not produced for sale, or are only made in watered-down versions.
The runway version of these shoes is SO GOOD. After Raf's SS08 footwear, they are my favorite shoes ever.. the perfect balance between minimal clean lines and madness. In NYC saw at least 5 people wearing them. It became clear that everyone else on Earth wanted a pair for themselves too. Though initially criticized for being an eyesore, they were featured in magazines, newspapers and blogs across the world. I know Im going to grab a pair.