Thanks for kind words Charm!!! I think all the other ladies have hit on the "secret" which is no secret at all....practice, practice, practice!!! It recently took a little more practice for me to comfortably wear my Daffs and Bibis for over a few hours. The Crosspigas are my newest challenge...I almost fell over in them this weekend in their first time out! I wear my CLs out for errands, groceries, etc. as part of my practice. I've worn 5"+ heels for so long now that they're second nature. I do always carry a pair of back-up shoes/flats in case I break a heel, the weather changes or something unplanned happens however. It never hurts to be safe.