I bought these for the appearance not necessarily the endurance. They are beautiful to wear in the summer time because your feet can breath as well as being fashionable. However, I cannot imagine doing any type of activity with them because even walking in them is uncomfortable for long periods of time. I do have a high arch and this could be part of the reason for the uncomfortableness. I did try to wear them to work (I am a nurse) and my feet were begging me to take them off after about two hours on my feet. But like I said even doing casual activities like going to the mall; your feet only stay comfortable for a short while.