Sergio Rossi’s creative director Francesco Russo made some bold moves with these gold cage heels, and I think they’ve definitely paid off. He crafted them with one overarching desire – to create truly architectural designs. Francesco was inspired by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, whose visionary work is a bit cage-like itself (this might sound claustrophobic, but if you check out his buildings, they are far from it). On the front end of things, I think the slightly rounded toe is a pleasant change from the season’s popular pointy toe heel. With the intensity of these shoes (especially the ones with spike heels), a little ladylike curvature is welcome. Plus, they look much more forgiving than their predecessors. I’ve never understood why Sergio Rossi hasn’t gone mainstream in the US yet, though. These are sexy, beautiful shoes that you can actually walk in – what more could a Shoe Snob want?