I finally found them! The sandal from the spring 2008 Proenza Schouler collection. I've been dying for these when I first saw them in Harpers Bazaar on a model in their spring show. I went from doing all kinds of research trying to locate them and finding nothing to years later locating them on three different websites: Netaporter, Yoox, and Theoutnet. But as suspected although they are now discounted I cannot afford them at $480 on Netaporter, $245 on Yoox (not bad relatively speaking), and $435 on Theoutnet, which is slightly different with a multistrap. They've soldout of these on Netaporter, Theoutnet does not have my size available, Yoox however has my size in stock... Be strong be strong!