No, it's not an illusion... the Luichiny Be Dazzled Gold Glitter and Lucite Floating Bow Heels are really this gorgeous! Clear lucite forms a peep toe, T-strap upper to anchor five "floating" bows in sparkly gold glitter fabric. Heel cup and insole are covered in glitter fabric, with a lucite ankle strap that adjusts with a shiny gold buckle. 4" wrapped heel (plus rubber tip) on a single sole. Cushioned insole. Non-skid synthetic sole. Available in whole and half sizes. Fit is true to size (round up if you're between sizes). Measurements are for a size 6. All vegan friendly, man made materials.