I don't normally care for Cuban heels, but I like these more than most. In fact, I liked the shoe more, not less, when I saw it in profile. The heel is what makes it distinctive, and adds an aerodynamic sleekness I find interesting in suede.
If the arc from the rear of the shoe's top to the bottom of the heel were off by the tiniest bit, this would be a disaster. But I think it works. I wouldn't choose it myself, but I'd like to see the clothes worn by the man who did.