These sandals are a good compromise between comfort and elegance. There is just enough height to create the illusion of a heel but because they are wedges, there is none of the discomfort that goes with wearing heels. With soft soles and soft leather straps, there are comfortable and 'blister-free' from day 1, (although admittedly, I have only done 10-mins to work and back type walking). Look nice as casual sandals yet are smart enough to wear to work or with dressier outfits. Perfect!