I had to go to Saks yesterday to see about getting my new Metallica's stretched a bit and I tried on the black/red Arkiteks. They are divine . They were comfortable for such a high heel. The platform is the key for me. I never would have dreamed I would be getting and wearing such high heels. While I was waiting for the SA to bring out the Arkiteks, I looked at the sales rack and found a pair of the patent "kinda tiger stripe" 70mm pigalles. I had seen them online in the higher heels, but they had not really grabbed me. These were pretty comfortable and would be great with jeans and to run errands, etc. The SA said they had just gone on sale yesterday, but they did not have my size, though there were supposed to be 3 in the company. I wanted to have him hold a pair for the ecg on Saturday, but he said that was not possible w/o a Saks card. Anyway, I could not get the shoes out of my head and I have held items before for an ecg without having a Saks card. Soooo, I did some research and after 5 attempts to get through to someone at Saks in NY I reached an SA and he is holding the shoes for me for the ecg. I have not decided if I will get something else (probably not), but I will get my pigalles. I definitely have the CL fever thanks to you ladies.