These shoes are gorgeous, the heel height feels lower than the 3" they say it is. They are very elegant without having a "break your neck" height heel. I got them for a Christmas party and they were an elegant finish to my outfit. I read the reviews on this site and bought them because many said these were very comfortable shoes. Don't listen. I do have difficult feet and many shoes are not comfortable to wear all day, but my feet were in agony after being in these shoes for an hour. I mostly sat and stood at the party and walking to the ladies room became agony after about 2 hours. I would not waste my money on these shoes unless you are able to walk barefoot over hot coals.