I almost bought these Donald Pliner sandals today. For several reasons. The unobtrusive metallic gold color, which would pair well with nearly any spring skirt, looks particularly good with denim. The heel height, at 2.5 inches, is easily walkable thanks to the platform under the ball of the foot. The cut is comfortable -- no torturous toe straps or ankle apparatus to chafe -- as well as stylish. So what stopped me? The price. They're $210 at Jildorshoes.com, $213.95 (including shipping) at Zappos.com and $210 at a store in my town. Too much.