I have long believed that the Pigalle would never be for me. The ones I came across were the black patent 130mm with the straight heel and they had a terrifyingly high pitch that there was no way I could manage them. And I do not scare easily with stilettos! Other ones I found were the sculpted heel and it is not a look that makes my heart skip a beat. Leave it to a trip to the 8th floor shoe salon at Saks to fill my long existing void. It was love at first sight when I laid my eyes on the gray python 100mm Pigalle. It had all the elements to win me over: gray being one of my favorite colors, python being one of my favorite skins, and the Pigallea sexy shoe at a manageable height. I would eventually like to go higher, but I hope this works for me when I wear them out.