The platform and heel are actually a very dark espresso color. Looks almost black. It has wood grains on it too:
So despite the fact that they are 140mm high, they are super comfortable because of the double platforms! As you can see, there is a bit of platform that can be seen from the outside, but there is also another layer hidden on the inside. I walked around in them for hours. Not gonna say it was like walking with sneakers on, but definitely not bad at all.
I think this style is great since it's a bit more casual and looks good with jeans. Now that I'm starting to wear my Louboutin shoes more often, like to work and out and about, I don't feel as bad buying them lol. Plus it's not like I'm spending retail on them. I still can't get my head around spending that much for a pair of shoes, so for now I'm bargain hunting them! Takes a bit of work and patience, but I'm in no hurry, and it saves a lot of money!