I recently purchased these in black at Dillard's in Houma, La., on sale for about $20 ("How could I pass this up?" I asked the saleswoman.) Prior to yesterday, I wore them only for short periods of time, or at least not on a day on which I spent a lot of time on my feet. But yesterday, I went shopping after work, and I kept looking at the sole of on shoe or the other under the ball of my foot It felt like something was stuck there and irritating my foot. It turns out, it was the pad on the innersole. Maybe it's just my feet, but I have never been more eager to get out of a pair of pumps before in my life.