Hi Shoejunkies. You know there's always something to be said about quality. And Zoraide is one of those stories that fit the bill. All shoes are hand made by Italian artisans from vintage materials, beading fabrics etc. I love everything about the Illia. The softness in the color and fabric. The vintage shape, the delicate touches on the vamp and heel, the contrasting gold straps, the rhinestone buckle.So feminine. They're not the easiest price to digest $1695 @MonaMoore.com. But well worth it. Once upon a time all shoes were made this way.