It's interesting, silver is my preferred metal and black my preferred color footwear (ok boots and booties). It's super easy to find black boots with all manner silver, pewter, blackened nickel all variants of silver hardware. Also plain black boots, not quite as plentiful but definitely good choices. But I have a black blazer with gold buttons. I have a black belt with a gold buckle but finding black boots with gold hardware was very elusive. I saw these NeroGiardini moto boots. I have never seens this brand but I found a couple of good reviews on other boots so I ordered them. For the price the leather is good, on the level of pikolinos, but not luxe like paul green. The gold exterior zip is not functional and interestingly the metal on the heel looks more silver in person than gold. The inner zip which functions is black and blends in and works well. Sizing runs generous. I wear a 3/4 orthotic and needed to snug and laces and have room in the toe box. If you are on the low end of the size you might need to size down. I'm a ture 37 eu and these were a generous but very good fit. With the platform the heel is maybe 1" or even 3/4" Good cushioning and very comfy out of the box. The shaft is quite high but totally comfortable. This brand seems to offer silver, gold and black hardware which imho is awesome. But if you are looking to be matchy matchy like me and on the moto/combat end this is a nice boot.