11/9/2017I was surprised at how well I could walk when I first tried them on. I continued to wear them while I went up and down the stairs carrying laundry. No issues at all. I can even run up the stairs in these! I am continually impressed with the comfort and performance of this gladiator. I now have them in two colors. I definitely recommend this gladiator sandal to anyone in the market for cute, stylish, and comfortable flats.