I can walk all day in a wedge heel and not have my feet hurt. The strap at the toe and around the ankle keep the shoes on well and do not rub. The 5″ heel (with 1″ platform) is the perfect height. I was worried about the sparkles rubbing off. Of course, some sparkles have come off, but you cannot tell. I have worn these shoes with dresses, shorts and jeans. They go with everything. Available from from Buckle.com ($49.95).