Now me, I wouldnt buy em cos theyre flat but I am personally & professionally impressed. I was too young in the seventies to buy any wonderful objects [even tho my father had the peculiar presence of mind to buy me my first pair of platforms, age nine]. In the eighties, when I was old enough to be the purchaser of my own life, it was w/ relish that I remembered what I couldnt get--& waited for my turn. & waited. The wait thru the 80s was long & nearly fruitless. There were a few, tho--One was Maud Frizon. Represented here at her best--even sans archetype heel.