So what if they are pretty enough to hang on your wall as art? So what if they are the designer markdown of the century? If you can't walk in them easily, they are a total waste of MONEY! Ok, here's how to tell wheater a pair of heels will hobble you: First, Walk the length of the shoe departments ( like Saks or N.M.) Several times and look at yourself in a full-length mirror. Then get off that plush carpeting and hard floors are the true fit test. I remember that Manolo Blahnik, "you should be able to distribute your weight equally on the ball of your foot and your heel; that way you won't teeter." And don't let a ***** OR PUSHY saleperson rush you into buying shoes before you're sure. If you can't walk in a pair of heels in the store. You will be sunk once you get outside.