these get my LEAST FAVORITE vote from the Christian Louboutin/ Summer 2012 Shoe Collection, sorry. My daughter loves and rocks them. But those metallic tips remind me of the days when I shopped the cheapest stores in the cities and bought the tacky stuff that made the 80's fashion police cringe. And believe me it was hard to make even the fashion POLICE cringe in the 80's. Tacky was celebrated, and METALLIC tacky was practically worshipped. Some things you just never want to see again.