This boot kicks it back to a shoe I think I've been searching for all my life (or a least a year). I discovered them last night at the grand opening of Surface to Air - their first New York store after Paris and Brazil. Come with me and so I can explain why these platforms are so genius. Platform: You scale through things on the ground, like puddles. You are above such things. Heels: These are no flatforms, you're on your toes at werq. Kickstand: the back angle of the heel cuts off at an angle. It is the perfect angle to get the sole of your foot flat and just your toes in the air, giving you an ideal stretch when you need a break from resting on the balls of your feet. See it in other colors on SurfacetoAir.com. These guys are $550, but the pair I truly want are $585 - called Blast Boots V1 - made from Panero. If anyone can tell me what Panero is made from, you get a makeup case made by the Olsen Twins. Surface to Air, I swear.