Exactly. I bought a new pair of Brooks yesterday with special inserts because the first two weeks of school have KILLED ME!! I spent 3 afternoons at the chiropractor's office the first week because of my back, legs and feet shooting pain and I thought I had good Clark sandals on. I KNOW I couldn't wear dress shoes and be able to walk or even function the next day. I understand safety issues, too. Sneakers sound safer to me that high heels or slippery sole flats even.