After a long day of wearing my Darlton's, my feet were killing me. By the end of the day, I noticed I was trying to think of shortcuts to minimize walking... But, looking fabulous comes at a price. Just ask women! http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1812819 Unlike cushy and bouncy rubber soled shoes/sneakers, high end dress shoes with rock hard leather inner and outer soles can really beat your poor feet to a pulp, IF you're not sitting the entire day. With this in mind, I have been using those massaging gel inserts in some of my shoes. I am a big fan of these. Best $10 you'll spend. http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/massaginggel.jsp However, the full length ones can really alter the fit of a shoe. So, today, I was just wearing a small heel insert gel. This works great, but it left the balls of my feet to slowly get pulverized over the the course of the day. But, it's better than nothing. God, what a feeling to throw on a pair of sneakers after work ! Besides gels, how do you handle this? As a drastic measure, I am considering tearing out the leather inner soles of my best shoes, and inserting full size gel inserts to achieve some of the comfort of sneakers and rubber soled dress shoes.