I love Bionda Castana and I especially love that they offer mid heel designs. I injured my toe in a dance class years ago and had to have surgery (and I need another one). As a result, I cannot wear high heels. I'm always on the look out for chic mid heels and flats. The founders, Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman, were actually bankers and marketeers, so it is probably safe to say that they do not design the shoes, but they were smart enough to hire a brilliant designer. I love most of the styles that they offer, but I have not tried on any to see how comfortable they are. I'm on a mission to do that. In the mean time, see how I re-imagine the Bionda Castana Aneta Flat.