yes- I have never felt a more balanced shoe than CiF. They truly mastered perfect heel placement in all their heights and heel types. No ballroom shoe I have ever put on has nearly as good a balance. If they would only start putting some PADDING in them now, that would be SOOO helpful...and not the nasty stiff padding that seems to pass for padding in most tango shoes either.... But if you have a look at the attachment photos... it's pretty easy to see the difference in heel placement in the 3" (black and red) versus the 3.5" (red lame'). Just draw a little line up through the heel to the heel cage in each one and you'll see they are placed differently. Both are perfectly balanced...but the higher ones place your own weight more forward.