I don't know the answer. The shoes themselves are a bit clunky but they seem to include all the trends that are screaming CHRISTMAS right now...deep colored velvet, fun metallics, just the right amount of color blocking. And, of course, the signature red soles. But are they amazing? Or are they an easy and pricey way to get swept up in the season? On their own...questionable. The way Net A Porter has styled them...kinda cute and definately fun!