i'm really want this pair of boots... but i have weird flat & wide feet, not unlike duck feet. that's why i can't wear sandals. so buying shoes on-line has proven itself to be a disaster over and over and over. and the most i've ever spent on footwear is $120. so i would like to see these in person to touch them and try them on. especially since they retail for $530. if i wear them everyday for one year, it'll cost me $1.45/day. i'd be losing money by not buying them. they're available for pre-order on luisaviaroma.com. they would make an excellent replacement for my $13 boots i've been wearing for the last 10 years. see that post here. an excellent, but not perfect replacement. but nearly there. the toe is a bit too round for me. whatever. guess i just saved myself $530.