keep in mind this is 1 of 2 PTB style. Mike said their is a more elegant last coming next week in GYW. So I think this shorter vamp and slightly articulated toe is purposefully so. It definitely skus the most SW&D of any EP footwear offering to date. But I think waiting to see both style together will tell the more comprehensive story. So if this one is no for you I am guessing the GYW version would be more so.