I wore a pair of patent Iowa Zeppa's to an event two days ago and spent about 5 hours standing and/or walking. Though the shoes looked great, the balls of my feet were killing me by the end of the evening! They still hurt today, even in flat shoes... the balls of my feet feel bruised and tender. This doesn't happen to me in my non-platform heels. Is this to be expected with platforms? Do your feet eventually get used this kind of shoe? I'm worried, because I love the shoes. They didn't give me blisters and they are the correct size. It's just the lingering bruised feeling that's bumming me out... it doesn't make me want to wear them... or, once I forget the pain, will I love them again??