The serious platform boot at the top was the item from Balenciaga's Fall/Winter 2006 show. They originally cost well over $3000. Of course, they're a little too bold for most of us working mortals, but you must admit they have distinction. They bear so much distinction that even three years later, I recognized them immediately though they are now being made by Sam Edelman and sold at Jildor for under $300. The platform is less extreme. The buckles and harness are slightly different, but they're the same b.a.m.f. boot in spirit. If you want your feet to declare that you're the baddest chick on the block, consider snatching these up.