Well for me, I learned this weekend that the answer is YES! I debuted my black patent Rolandos at a friend's wedding and packed flip-flops in my bag in case my feet got destroyed by the 5 inch heels with the snug toebox that I had spent weeks stretching out with the sock trick. But they held up all day and night long (about 10 hours altogether) and my feet felt great. Next day, no foot pain or blisters. I was totally pleasantly surprised and have to say, I love my first pair of Louboutins! I am a total convert now.