I have a thing for heeled oxfords, as you will start to see. These shoes by Madden Girl are exceptional. The photos don’t do the satin justice. Yes, SATIN shoes. (The satin was wisely removed from the heel) The red has a ruby~raspberry luster, and the purple heel and toe are a healthy plum. They are very stable shoes, which is good since they are higher than I usually like to wear, but the heel still has a great back view. Still sleek and sexy, despite being stable, the only downfall is that if I wear them as much I want to they will get scuffed easily. Satin is beautiful, but delicate.