i think they are comfortable enough. i bought the black boots with the perspex heel, the black patents with the perspex heel and the nude with the perspex heel. they were really discounted at the store and it would have been criminal not to buy them. i plan on wearing them on carpets most of the time to preserve them... it is hard to get excited about shoes in the northeast this year...non stop cold and snow. i have bought some nice shoes, but i cant even think about wearing them.