Donald J. Pliner Milan - The perfectly styled platform boot for everyday wear.
Smooth leather upper.
Elastic gore at calf.
Side zip closure.
Pull tab with metal logo accent.
Very comfortable, especially for such a high heel (the platform reduces the overall height triangle, but it's still high.) Wore them right out of the box with no issues, and I do have flat arches and a repaired bunion on one foot, unrepaired on the other. The elastic gore makes them all day comfortable, and the patent leather heel dresses them up just enough. I wondered why these Pliner boots were about less than the last pair of tall ones that I've had about 5 years, and as I suspected, they're not made in Italy or Spain like most of his shoes, but elsewhere. Hoping this is because the platform/sole is rubber, not leather, and the boot is still beautifully made, but it did bother me a bit.
True to size, great arch support, quality leather with a glossy heel that - guess what? - they're not lint magnets! The platform height makes this boot very comfortable and with the rounded toe - no worries about awful pressure points. These are simple enough that they complement any trendy or basic jeans, yet look amazing with a black straight leg pant or with tights, leggings and skirts. I tried to grab another pair but my size was out at Bloomies, DJP's and Zappos websites...great value, trendy, but will transcend the trend to polish off your contemporary styles for years to come with the craftsmanship that is Donald J Pliner's.
I can't say enough about these boots. They're wonderful! Heel looks high, but really quite moderate due to the platform. Their height brings no discomfort. I love that they're snug around the ankles, perfect with tights and a skirt or skinny jeans. I wear these both to work and out socially, they're wonderful. May need a backup pair as I will be wearing these far too often.