One reviewer commented on the poor quality of the shoes, however, I have to say they are pretty cheap at under £5 including delivery. I agree that adding some cotton wool at the end would provide the necessary 'lift' to provide a point to the shoes. There is a little red ribbon to secure the top of the shoes around the ankle. The shoe material is green felt, although there is a black plastic material on the bottom providing a little more grip and longevity (hopefully). The shoes don't have gold bells attached, it is a stuffed gold material. The red finish is made of a faux velvet material. All in all good fun and sufficient detailing to make them finish off your outfit.