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    30 Shoes That Prove It’s Possible To Be Sensible And Stylish

    Yes, you can get shoes that do both.

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    1. Ballet flats, because you don't need hours and hours of dance training to know how classic and elegant these look on. Plus, reviewers swear this style gets comfier the longer you wear them!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "The more that you wear these shoes, the comfier they get! I can walk around in them all day, and I get a ton of compliments on them. I usually feel frumpy wearing flats, but that's certainly not the case with these — I just ordered the beige color, and I might get the leopard print. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SHOES!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.51 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 32 colors and patterns).

    2. Adidas sneakers that are a classic for a reason — they go with everything (yes, even dresses and skirts) while still making you feel so on-trend.

    adidas superstar shoes with three black stripes on either side
    adidas

    Reviewers say they run big, so order a half size down.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shoes!! They're a summer staple and goes with everything. They're a a must-have, if you don’t already own a pair." —AAFAM321

    Get them from Adidas for $85 (available in sizes 5-11 and in five colors).

    3. A flat specifically designed with "Vio-Motion Technology," which means they hug your arches and support your feet, so your feet stay comfortable no matter how long you end up walking in them.

    pointed-toe flats in black with snakeskin on top
    Vionic shoes / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I now own several pairs of Vionic shoes and sandals and these are the best of them. I can wear them all day without feeling any pain. I am a teacher, and I'm on my feet all day. I walk nearly 3 miles a day, just in the school boundaries! More than any other pair I own, these look quite stylish and don't make my feet look cloddish. I highly recommend." —Minerva

    Get it from Vionic Shoes for $71.99 (available in sizes 5-12, wide, and in five colors and patterns).

    4. Scalloped sandals with a block heel small enough that you'll feel a little boost of confidence but won't have to worry about your feet hurting in a matter of hours.

    the block-heel sandals with scalloped straps across the toe and around the ankle in lilac
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love, love, love these shoes. The block heel is very comfortable, and the front strap is loose enough for my wide feet. The scalloped straps don't dig into your foot. They do run a bit big (I'm usually between a nine and a nine and a half, and the nine here was perfect). I was skeptical about the material, but they are soft and smooth like real suede." —I. Koehncke

    Get them from Amazon for $27.90 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in eight colors).

    5. A pair of Rainbow wave sneakers your arches will be thanking you for purchasing because they are not only fun and add a pop of color to your outfit, but they also have Ortholite insoles.

    White sneakers with embroidered rainbow along the outsides and embroidered sun in yellow and orange along the insides
    Soludos

    Promising review: "I could not adore these sneakers more! They're crazy comfortable and look so well made. I was tired of the same plain tennis shoes and wanted something that would make me smile when I put on — my new Soludos do the trick every time. They are well worth the shoe investment! (Also easy to find LOTS of cute coordinating shirts!)" —Erin R.

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors) or from Soludos for $139 (available in sizes 5-11 and in white, blue, and pink).

    6. A pair of Sorel wedge sandals you can walk 500 miles in this spring (and then 500 more this summer). These wedges may be the most comfortable heels you put on your feet, so it doesn't matter where you end up wearing them.

    model wearing the open-toe wedge sandals with two white straps across the footbed, strap around the heel and grey wedge and sole
    Sorel / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE these sandals! I wore them for the first time and danced all night in them with no issues! They're great for a night out or hanging out with the kiddos or shopping. Typical Sorel perfection." —Alissa

    Get them from Sorel for $130 (available in sizes 5-12 and in eight colors).

    7. Puma Liga Og sneakers for a casual look that doesn't skimp on the style. You'll def want to cuff your pants a couple of times just to show these off more.

    model wearing the beige and white sneakers with tan sole and blue wave on the sides
    DSW

    Promising review: "The shoes make me feel fashionable. I love the sleek design. Plus, they're great for walking. I get lots of compliments on them." —Puma Baby

    Get them from Amazon for $54.99 (available in men's sizes 4-14 in two colors) or DSW for $59.99 (available in men's sizes 8-14).

    8. Lace-up hiking boots you don't need to climb a mountain to rock. But I mean, sometimes the grocery store feels like its own kind of mountain, if you know what I mean.

    the lace-up boots in black
    Radley London

    Get them from Radley London for $205 (available in EUR sizes 36-41).

    9. Strawberry ankle strap kitten heels with a retro flair that will be a ~berry~ cute edition to your look. Not to mention that the kitten heels mean you can wear them for hours and hours no problem. Get ready to see me rocking these around my house every day for the next year.

    red and black kitten heels with ankle straps and strawberries across the toes
    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $70 (available in EUR sizes 36-41).

    10. A pair of penny loafers you can dress up with a suit or dress and down with jeans and a T-shirt for a look that will work ~overtime~ getting you where you need to go.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Reviewers recommend ordering a half size down.

    Promising review: "These shoes are affordable, comfortable, and really cute! I had been looking for a loafer shoe, and these looked promising. They have a tiny heel that's just right, so not completely flat and not too high. The pointed toe makes these more modern and dressy. I took into consideration other reviews on size. I normally wear an 8 1/2 up to a 9, especially in dress shoes. I went with an 8 and they fit perfectly, despite having a wider width foot. I plan on regularly wearing them to work. I'll update my review if they don't hold up, but they seem decently made." —Vans

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes 6-11 and in 33 colors and styles).

    11. Some platform oxfords you'll want to go back to school just to show off and get an A+ in style (and comfort).

    the lace-up platform oxford shoes in beige with white bottom
    Amazon

    Reviewers say these run true to size!

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! They're very cute and super comfortable. I didn’t expect this all that from such reasonably priced shoes! I get compliments whenever I wear them!" —patty g

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (available in sizes 5-9.5 and in four colors).

    12. Tortoise wedges made with a soft padded footbed so even if these look like they could be uncomfortable, trust me, you might just feel like you're walking on air in these babies.

    the black wedge heels with brown and black tortoise opaque strap across the toes
    Beginning Boutique

    BTW — Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned business based in Australia!

    Get them from Beginning Boutique for $69.99 (available in whole sizes 5-10).

    13. Pointed-toe slip-ons perfect for the days when you're running late but still want to look put together. Just shove your feet in them and run out the door.

    the pointed-toe slip-ons in black
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These mules are absolutely perfect! So stylish and comfy. It’s so hard not to wear them every single day. These are perfect for work and can be easily dressed up or down for going out after! A closet staple." —Kristen Rosas

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes 6-10 and in seven colors and patterns).

    14. Oxford lace-ups specifically designed with water- and stain-resistant fabric, so you won't have to worry if you get caught in the rain (or even if you accidentally spill a piña colada on them).

    the blue knit sneaker with blue laces and white scalloped sole
    Jos A Bank

    Get them from Jos A Bank for $120 (available in men's sizes 8.5-13).

    15. Mules to give your style a little ~boost~ without making you feel like you're a baby giraffe just trying out their legs for the first time.

    model wearing the block-heel pointed-toe mules in black
    Chinese Laundry / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I bought the brown snakeskin color and love them. I like them because they’re very stylish shoes and the heel height won’t kill me by the end of the day. The leather was tight around the top of my foot at first, but I think it will soften up as I break the shoes in. I usually wear 8.5, but I had to go down a size with these." —DueJustice

    Get them from Nordstrom for $59.96 (originally $69.95; available in sizes 5.5-11 and in four colors and patterns) or Chinese Laundry for $69.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in black and white).

    16. Steve Madden animal-print sneakers in a mix of animal prints to help show off your ~wild~ side. And by wild side, I mean your ability to pair these with everything you have in your closet knowing your feet will not be screaming at you at the end of the day.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are absolutely the cutest and most unique sneakers. They are comfortable and so stylish. I’m definitely getting the cheetah print next." —Candace Liyah Paul

    Get them from Amazon for $78.75 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 23 colors).

    17. Cut-out mules designed to be a more sophisticated take on a flat that doesn't let the comfort ~slide~.

    Model wearing the pointed toe open-back flat with a cut out over the top of the foot.
    Zou Xou / Etsy

    BTW — Zou Xou Shoes is a Black- woman-owned business that has been creating handcrafted shoes by Argentinian shoemakers since 2015. The styles are easy and classic so they can be worn for years. These mules are handmade to order in European sizes, and they suggest sizing up. So, if you wear a US 8, choose a 39.

    Promising review: "These shoes are great! The leather is soft and comfortable — no breaking in necessary." —Eileen chao

    Get them from Zou Xou Shoes on Etsy for $249 (available in European sizes 36-42) or from Zou Xou Shoes for $245.

    18. A pair of bow-top flats, because cute and comfortable shoes are the ~gift~ that just keeps on giving.

    pointed toe flats with a bow on the top and black and white snakeskin print
    Amazon

    Reviewers do say that these run big, so order a size down.

    Promising review: "Well... BuzzFeed strikes again because I absolutely love these!!! Honest review because I cannot stand fake ones. I saw these on their site, and I have to say... these are great for the price. I usually wear a size 8.5 and 9 in boots (plus I have a wider foot), but I ordered an 8 in the black, blue, and leopard, and they fit like a glove (without socks). I'm very happy, and they’re actually really comfortable. They come with heel pads, which I’ll probably use because like all new flats your heel rubs a little at first. Even so, I’ll break these babies right in. I'm very pleased. 👍" —L

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 5-11 and in eight colors and prints).

    19. Rothy's Mary Jane flats I'll get straight to the ~point~ about — not only is this stand-out style made from recycled materials, but they're also stretchy (meaning they hug your feet) and washable, so your feet will always feel fresh (literally and figuratively).

    model wearing the pointed flats in navy blue with a blue and white gingham bow across the top
    Rothy's

    I've been a huge fan of Rothy's for years now after a colleague recommended them to me. She told me she's had the same pair for more than three years, and they still look the same as the day she bought them. I was sold. And after getting a pair, I can confirm that they are as great as she said. I've been eying a pair of the Mary Janes for a while now because they've got the comfort of the classic Rothy's with an added bit of style. Also, just a note that reviewers recommend ordering a half size up with this style because of the pointed toe.

    Promising review: "I totally didn't *need* these Mary Janes, but now that I have them, I'm so glad I ordered them! They are even comfier than the points (I got the same size as I get in points, which is a half size up). They stayed put all night, and the bow is just so dang cute." —Katelyn R.

    Get them from Rothy's for $155 (available in sizes 5-13 and in nine colors).

    20. A pair of clogs you ~wood~ be caught wearing because they're cute and different, yet extremely comfortable.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these clogs. I wore them for 10 hours right out of the box with no issues whatsoever. They are cute, super comfy, and feel really good on your feet. The soles are pretty slip-proof and the leather is pretty soft so no breaking in is required. Love them!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $93.57 (available whole sizes 5-11 and in 17 colors).

    21. Color-block sneakers not only made with a removable insole pad and arch support but also with breathable mesh fabric, meaning you can wear this ~stand~-out style all the way through the summer months without your feet getting super sweaty (which is one of the worst feelings in the world IMHO).

    the blue, pink, and light pink stretchy sneakers with laces across the top
    Domo Ink

    BTW — Domo Ink is Black woman-owned brand based out of Jurupa Valley, Ca!

    Get them from Domo Ink for $74.99 (available in women's sizes 5-12 and men's sizes 3-14).

    22. A pointed toe buckle flat so you won't accidentally slip out of your shoe and end up stepping on the disgusting ground. Don't you act like it hasn't happened to you before! You know what I'm talking about!!!

    the flat with black pointed toe and yellow heel and ankle strap
    Amazon

    Reviewers do say that they run large, so size down for a better fit.

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! They are so cute and comfortable at a reasonable price. As other reviews state, they do run a bit large. I normally wear a 6 1/2 to 7, depending on the width of the shoe. (My foot is a little wide.) I ordered a size 6, and I'm so glad I did. I will probably go back and order another pair in a different color." —tts

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in seven colors).

    23. Cole Haan lace-up sneakers with a sporty yet nice look, meaning you can wear them in almost any situation. And with the comfort these have, I wouldn't be surprised if you did.

    the grey knit sneakers with grey laces and brown leather on the sides and heels
    Cole Haan

    Promising review: "These are comfortable and very attractive. I've been getting compliments, and I have only worn them twice so far. I love them." —RON MAC

    Get them from Men's Warehouse for $99.99 (originally $129.99; available in men's sizes 7-11.5 and in grey and blue).

    24. Thigh high boots with the power to give you a ~leg~ up in the fashion game and make you feel like you're strutting down a runway as you walk down the street. Work it!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I decided to give these a try because of price, and I'm so glad I did! I was very impressed by the quality of the material, as well as how comfortable they are. I am very picky about my shoes and typically do not buy shoes that are not name brand." —Whitney

    Get them from Amazon $46.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in 15 colors).

    25. Suede sneakers specifically designed to be super lightweight — in fact, each one only weighs 1 lb each. Plus, they're waterproof, anti-microbial, and have an oh-so-chic look you'll love.

    Model wearing the sneaker-style shoe with brown suede body, white sole, and laces
    Nisolo

    Promising review: "I have had my eye on these shoes for quite some time. They seemed minimal, good quality, and a great everyday shoe that I could throw on yet still look classy. Despite my love for them prior to receiving them, they still blew my expectations out of the water. They are all the things I anticipated, becoming a quick wardrobe staple, but they are also just so dang comfortable. 'Travel' does not just pertain to their packability, I could totally see myself walking 20,000 steps around Amsterdam with these shoes on my feet." —Kristen K.

    Get them from Nisolo for $130 (available in sizes 6-10 and in five colors).

    26. Chinese Laundry sandals with a block heel, so they'll be comfortable to wear for hours, even if you find yourself walking through grass.

    Reviewer wearing the slip-on block heel sandals with two straps across the top where one has a thick buckle in mustard yellow
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased the sunflower yellow. The suede has a sheen to it that makes them look like a lush gold, but not in tacky cheap way. The photos, including mine, make the suede look more rough/hairy than they look. It is very smooth and soft. These are the kind of shoes that are so comfy you feel like you could run in them. I'm a size 7.5 but I purchased an 8 just to be safe and they fit prefectly. I have a wide foot and a high arch." —Christa

    Get them from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and four colors).

    27. Rhinestone pointed slip-on mules you better keep somewhere safe when you're not wearing them because Cinderella might try and steal them from you (especially when she realizes they're SO much more comfortable than her glass slippers).

    reviewer wearing the pointed-toe slip-on flat with pointed toe in pink suede-like fabric and circular embellishment on top
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These mules are one of the best I have purchased at a good price. They are so beautiful. They are comfortable, and I can wear them for 8 hrs without any problem on my feet. I will use them in Paris. It feels you are just wearing house slippers. I bought another pair." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and in pink, purple, and leopard-print).

    28. Waterproof suede chukka boots, a must-have for anyone who haaaates having to break in a new pair of shoes. These come ready to go on whatever adventure you're going on.

    model wearing the green suede boots with brown sole
    Taylor Stitch

    BTW — Taylor Stitch is a small business based out of San Francisco!

    Get them from Taylor Stitch for $298 (available in men's sizes 7-13 and in five colors).

    29. A leopard-print flat you'll be ~spotted~ in at least once a week because they're a neutral and will go with everything while keeping your feet happy.

    the pointed-toe flat with black and light brown leopard print
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great! They're so soft and comfy without having to break them in. I’m a true size 10, and the 10.5 fit me perfectly. They look designer for a very low price point. I may get them in another style" —Andrea Dysert

    Get them from Amazon for $24.86 (available in sizes 6-10 and in gold and grey).

    30. And a pair of plaid mules I'm pretty sure will have you staring in a new version of Happy Feet, except this film would just be you ~happily~ dancing down the street in your 3.5-inch block heels, without an uncomfortable shoe care in the world.

    the mules with circular heel and yellow, blue, and white plaid cross-top mules
    Shekudo

    BTW — these shoes are from a Black woman-owned company out of Australia. They're handmade, so it takes 10-15 business days after purchase before they'll be shipped out.

    Get them from Shekudo for $250 (available in European sizes 36-42 and in multicolor plaid and beige).

    I'm obsessed with buying shoes, and 100% okay with it!

    Sirens Media

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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