I know several women who for various reasons won’t, or can’t, wear heels, and this is not the answer. I mean, it looks like a moderately-competent Photoshop effort instead of a real shoe, but no: it’s a platform with no actual heel, designed by Antonio Berardi, and priced to sell at a mere £1800.
The official explanation:
“The shoe has a bigger platform sole which stretches back further than normal and gives support under the arch of the foot. When walking though, you have to put your toe rather than your heel down first and you cannot wear them for very long. They are not dangerous because you would have to lean quite far back before you fell over.”
I have to agree: you cannot wear them for very long. Then again, I don’t think you could wear them for very long even if they had an actual heel: with the thicker platform, you’d be 5½ inches off the ground.