That heel is just hideously displaced...
What is S&M about them?
They ride the fine line of mixing fetish with couture quality. A lot of fetish stuff I see is low/medium grade hides, plastic-y patent and/or poorly made. These shoes go (IMO) to Helmut Newton-land, not 42nd St. & 12th Ave.
The heel pitch is a pulled breasted shape, but for my eye, they elongate the leg even further than a slung forward pitched type.
Hope that helps.
these are all so lovely! I have never heard of the designer, are they avail in the states?
Ive found them at Petit Peton and Kirna Zabette in NYC. Ive also seen quite a few listed on Ebay from sellers in England (and the USA). The construction of the checkerboard demi boot and the pump I posted is FLAWLESS.