I think I speak for many women when I say that heels are worth the suffering they inflict. Even the occasional tumble down subway stairs--not that this has happened to me (ahem)--is worth it for the miraculous changes they bring to the appearance of your legs, butt, and mojo in general. I wear heels pretty much everyday. They rank in height from “I can walk across town in these” to “out of the cab and right to a chair, where I will dangle them for all to admire.” I’m just not a flats person. But I won’t lie and say that heels are always easy. Sometimes I’m happy to get the damn things off. But there could be a solution: A British company called Afterheels has been getting some press in the past week or so for offering a £5 ($8) emergency ballet flat for those times when you just can’t bear to run around in your Balenciaga architectural stunners anymore.