I admit these aren't as sturdy as others I've tried on, but they are actually not too hard to walk in! I can usually wear a size 7.5 or 8 (usually 7.5 at Ami) and I ordered the 8 since I read to size up but I wish I had listened and sized up to an 8.5. The 8 fits great but it is slightly tight and my feet get tired very quickly. The balance is really good, but I don't recommend walking anywhere slippery because if you do throw all of your weight backwards you are absolutely going to fall, unlike in regular heels. All in all, these were an amazing deal for their price and I highly recommend them!!