I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about these at first. I love wearing heels out on the town but even a short stroll downtown is painful. My feet are constantly sliding and rubbing my toes raw. I received a free sample of Dr. Scholl's Dreamwalk high heel from BzzAgent and tried them out on date night. First impressions were that it definitely pads your shoes. More cushion means less rubbing. However I'm a bit of a flatfoot and the built in arch was a bit uncomfortable. However after a stroll downtown shopping and then out to dinner they were actually quite comfortable. As far as the arch support goes my feet did eventually adjust and it seemed to make me walk more lightly so it didn't rub so much. I'd give them an 8 out of 10. If the arch support was a bit lower then I'd probably give them a 10. However for what it does do I would definitely suggest you trying them out.