Fioni Nights/Payless knockoffs.
Yes, I know, side-by-side, it's sort of laughable how cheap the Payless ones look. The lace on the Oscars is more delicate, the shape of the vamp more elegant. The higher vamp and weird V-shape on the Payless ones look a little pitiful in comparison. Though I'd sworn off Payless, I'd lusted over the Oscars for some time and last week, I couldn't resist picking up this discount version just to play with the lace look. I don't think they're really "me", but they're surprisingly comfortable & well-balanced. For $24.99 + BOGO 1/2 off (picked up tights), they'll be fun to kick around in for a few nights.
That being said, today the Martinez Valero Oscars is $39.49 on Overstock.com (http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Martinez-Valero-Womens-Oscar-Lace-Slingback-Pumps/5793822/product.html). Maybe I should have held out!
And THAT being said, the Payless ones are ridiculously comfortable and stable. Never a wobble. I don't know what it is Fioni Nights does to their high heels, but my friend Becky has five-inch platform heels that are unbelievably sturdy and effortless to walk in. I feel it is weird that I am even thinking this, but I kind of think Fioni Nights may have a thing or two to teach other, more expensive brands.