I LOVE THESE SHOES!!! They are edgy, sexy and all around *FIERCE*!!!! The heel is about 5" with a platform in the front. The studded straps around the front of the shoe are *BADAZZ*. Everytime I rock these babies, ppl are staring, girls (and guys;-)) are asking where I got them. I have not seen anyone else in my area with these, which makes them that much more of a hot commodity I give this 2 thumbs, 5 stars, and a partridge in a pear tree!!! My fav heels! There will always be what's "in" or "out" but to have true individual style, you have to have an item you adore no matter what the newest trend is. And fierce thy name is TORIN!!