Yes, I've been looking for a pair of cuban heels for years... unsuccessfully. They're all really cheap leather and most look too costumy, like they're made for men who want to dress like the stones or something. I almost bought the Gareth Pugh ones that came out about 3 years ago, but they were $1600 (too much) and the heel was way too high to be comfortable for more than an hour or so on my feet... and I considered the SLP ones as well. When these KKA came up for preorder I knew I had to get them. At first I was a little iffy about the toe shape because I'm so used to looking at the more pointed toed ones, but now that I have them, the shape of the boot really is perfect. I'm quite pleased. They're hard to walk in though, I almost fell down the stairs last night!