Customers often ask how secure the "Paloma" model of SUR shoes is in terms of the ankle ties staying up and rolling down to your foot. Since I do own a pair in this style I can say with conviction that this model is very secure and the ties are holding up perfectly as they have Lycra in them and are soft, stretchy, and strong. Because of the elastic element they don't prevent you from bending your ankle and they can be tied in the back, front, or on he side of your leg. Since 2000 Paloma, one of the first models created by SUR tango shoes, has been one of the brand's top sellers. We hope you get a chance to own a pair as well! Most of the time Paloma models are offered in 9 and 8cm heel height, but sometimes also in lower 7 and 6cm versions.