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    33 Pairs Of Shoes That Are Definitely Worth The Splurge

    You can never have enough shoes. Never.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Black and white Oxfords that'll provide a bit of a retro vibe, but will never go out of style., Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these Oxfords. I usually don't spend more than $25 on shoes, but I am so glad I took a chance on these. They are incredibly comfortable. The leather is soft with no hard places around the ankles. I would buy them again any time! I'm glad someone mentioned that they were a bit snug, so I sized up a half size and the fit is perfect. I just LOVE these shoes. I could wear them all day long and walk all over comfortably." —LIMO

    Get them from Amazon for $56.98+ (available in two colors and women's sizes 6–11).

    2. Timberland lace-up dress boots built to be tough, but also look chic with a wingtip design., Amazon

    Promising review: "I like that these dress boots are made of real leather! This is a quality product, and I'm glad that I bought them. They are a bit stiff at first. But, the longer break-in time is worth the durability of these shoes. I find them to be quite comfortable. Although, I do think Timberland should give these a more cushy insole. I expect to enjoy these for a long time to come." —Deejartist

    Get them from Amazon for $91.20+ (available in two colors and men's sizes 7–15).

    3. Stylish water shoes you won't be embarrassed to wear around the beach or on the boardwalk.


    These water shoes are made of a quick-drying neoprene with a non-skid sole.

    Promising review: "These shoes are PERFECT for vacation! I wore them to the rice paddies in Bali and they survived mud and rain! I came in, rinsed them off with water, and they looked brand new. I'd recommend these to anyone traveling and doing a lot of activity. Warning: they are a little tight on the heel, so maybe go up a size." —ElleGee47

    Get them from Nordstrom for $89.95+ (available in nine styles and women's sizes 6–10).

    4. Leather studded slingbacks for those fancy nights when you fully intend to dress to the nines., Amazon

    Promising review: "These shoes are true to size and absolutely beautiful! They're comfortable enough to wear to the office all day or out for hours at a special function. The quality and make is high-end, very neat, and professional. The packaging is great and the shoes come with extra studs and heel tips. I absolutely love these and I'm considering a second pair." —ManhattanVPandMom

    Get them from Amazon for $113.99+ (available in 19 styles and women's sizes 5.5–11).

    5. Original Vans to dress up or down, according to your mood. And where you're going, obviously.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I've been going back and forth about whether to buy these, and I'm so glad I did!! They run true to size and are so comfy. They go with everything in my closet!" —julesrodge

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $60 (available in four colors and women's sizes 5–10) or check them out at Zappos.

    6. Hunter rain boots so you can splash around in puddles, successfully keep your feet dry, and look cute doing it., Amazon

    Promising review: "These boots really are waterproof. They have great traction in slippery surfaces, and they are excellent for walking through mud. They fit well, and the colors are vibrant and true to the picture." —nerak

    Get them from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in 23 styles and women's sizes 5–11).

    7. Comfy sneakers that'll become your go-to for everyday errands and travel.

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    These were also our mid-price pick for the best everyday sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews! They are made from wool, have a padded insole, are machine-washable, and super flexible.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in 16 styles and women's sizes 5–10).

    8. Dr. Martens boots because everyone needs a pair of combat boots to make them feel like a true badass.


    Promising review: "I love my boots! I wear them year-round and so far they've held up through all four seasons. They fit true to size and this leather is totally easy to break in. I was afraid of the break-in taking a while, but this leather was soft and comfortable almost right away." —Brittany

    Get them from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in 11 styles and both men's and women's sizes 4–15).

    9. UGG slippers can keep your feet nice and warm during the colder months. Toasty toes = happy toes.


    Promising review: "This is my first pair of UGG slippers and they are the best! I normally wear an 8.5 or a 9 depending on the shoe, so I ordered these in a 9 and they fit perfectly. From the moment I put them on, they were so soft and warm. They look great with my skinny jeans, too. They are so comfortable that I almost forget I have them on. These are worth the investment." —Zappos Customer

    Get them from Zappos for $99.95 (available in 10 colors and women's sizes 5–12).

    10. Adidas Stan Smith sneakers to help you rock that crisp, all-white outfit without sacrificing comfort.


    Promising review: "I've always been an Adidas fan and l been eyeing the Stan Smith shoe for sometime. They're clean and simple. It's a style that you can wear with anything." —Mcglorious

    Get them from Adidas for $75 (available in women's sizes 5–11).

    11. Over-the-knee Steve Madden boots that'll give off the sexy thigh-high look while showcasing your legs., Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered half a size up as most reviewers recommended. I would suggest this as well; they're a little big on me, but they're very comfortable and so cute. I wore them with jeans and got so many compliments. I plan on wearing them for New Year's. They're versatile, stylish, and can be dressed up or down. I wore them for about six hours and my feet felt great." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $53.80+ (available in five colors and women's sizes 6–10) or check out a similar pair here.

    12. Classic Bean boots for all types of messy weather. Rain, snow, and mud approved.

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    Promising review: "I got these boots four years ago and being from Texas I didn't think I'd have much need for a winter boot, but boy was I wrong. I have a pair of rain boots that cost a pretty penny that have sat in the back of my closet since I got these. They are perfect for the rain, snow, or cold. The leather upper has started to wear beautifully and I can say that without a doubt, these will be my go-to boots for the rest of my life." —TheTexan

    Get them from L.L.Bean for $135 (available in two colors, three widths, and women's sizes 5–11).

    13. Slingback flats you'll want to wear with every pair of cutoff jeans you own.


    Promising review: "Even with wider feet, these flex and move with you. Since they're made of suede, these will will give over time and mold to you. The back strap is very secure, and this is coming from someone who once despised slingbacks!" —Vivian L

    Get them from Everlane for $155 (available in four colors and women's sizes 5–11).

    14. Clark's suede booties you can pair with tights and a corduroy skirt for the ideal fall outfit.


    Promising review: "These are beautiful, comfortable boots. I typically wear a 8.5 wide in Clark’s and these fit as expected. They're high quality craftsmanship and a youthful style. These definitely don’t look like comfort shoes thanks to their on-trend styling and heel. They also gave a reasonable boost. They're high enough for a casual evening, but not so high that they are hard to wear to an event or place where you will spend lots of time standing." —Cute as a Button

    Get them from Amazon for $57.95+ (available in two colors and women's sizes 6–12).

    15. Platform sandals to wear with the dreamiest maxi dress. Helloooo, goddess.

    @swedishhasbeens /Instagram: @, Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love them! They fit so well and comfortably! They do squeak a bit, but I am sure with time that will go away. They are so darn cute and go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe! I highly recommend them!" —cristina Moreno

    Get them from Amazon for $69.60+ (available in eight colors and women's sizes 5–11).

    16. Calvin Klein dress shoes that'll look incredibly sharp with a well-fitted suit.


    Promising review: "I've been wearing these as my black dress shoes for almost a year. These have seen business meetings, the dance floor, snow, rain, broken glass, and just about any condition short of mountain hiking. They've held up very well and still look new after a polishing. Scuffs buff out very easily and the shoe doesn't have any creases from where my toe bends. It's a very high quality shoe." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $58.87+ (available in five styles and sizes men's 7–16).

    17. Frye riding boots for a more sophisticated equestrian look. Now just find a horse for that Insta., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these boots! They are super comfy, the leather is soft and smooth, and they keep their form. I love them with dresses and I can fit a skinny jean in them perfectly. They do run a little big, I would order either your normal size or maybe a half size down, definitely don't size up for these ones." —Savannah L

    Get them from Amazon for $117.61+ (available in 25 styles and women's sizes 5.5–11).

    18. Cheetah booties so you can show off some pattern when you're feeling bold.


    Promising review: "These are extremely well-made, and worth the cost. The rubber sole is very comfortable. A zipper on each side is such a great look. You can wear these all day without your feet hurting." —Meggie Chapman

    Get them from Amazon for $62.49+ (available in seven styles and women's sizes 5–12).

    19. Pencil flats that are sure to look exactly ~write~ with everything you own


    Promising review: "As a teacher who dresses in themes to match classes, I had to have these for my writing exams. When I got them, I was really worried as they were quite tight, but fear not. These are made of leather so they are meant to stretch. I skipped the breaking in process by getting some thick socks and wearing these with the shoes while heating them with a hairdryer. I probably got them up half a size and they are perfect." —Lauren

    Get them from ModCloth for $99 (available in women's sizes 5.5–11).

    20. Sam Edelman heeled sandals you'll most definitely want to pack for your next warm weather vacay. And they won't even take up much space in your suitcase, so win-win!


    Promising review: "I am so excited. I've been on the hunt for a pair of work appropriate sandals with a chunky heel because they are so much easier to walk in. As soon as I slipped the shoes on I knew the price was worth it. They are comfy and beyond well made. The suede is butter soft. I can tell the strap across the toe should not blister or bother me." —UAstudentn

    Get them from Amazon for $54+ (available in 13 styles and women's sizes 5–11).

    21. Short cowboy boots with enough Western flair to make you feel like you're running a farm during the old ranching days.

    Free People

    These are made from vegan leather!

    Promising review: "I love these boots! I usually wear between an 8.5 and a 9, so I ended up getting get a 9. They are a little big, but I can deal. Very stylish!" —Jaz55

    Get them from Free People for $70 (available in five colors and women's sizes 6–10).

    22. Nike sneakers to add to your collection of incredibly cool kicks. Fellow sneaker heads will be proud.


    Promising review: "These shoes look great and are very comfortable. They're not very waterproof, but this is understandable because it is made out of a lightweight material. I bought them for wearing on a day-to-day basis, but realized they are really good running shoes because of the great cushioning that softens impact impeccably. The strap at the back takes some getting used to, but overall these shoes are the best pair of Nikes I own." —benjaminp444102486

    Get them from Nordstrom for $120 (available in men's sizes 7–13).

    23. Chelsea boots because they're a wardrobe staple. How do you not own them already?!?!


    Promising review: "I've been looking for a high-quality classic Chelsea boot for years. I'm so happy I committed to this one!!! There was no break in time and I walked all over Seattle for five days while on a trip. I enjoyed a perfectly comfortable and stylish shoe with no issues. I will definitely purchase other colors." —mpstraydog

    Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in three styles and women's sizes 5–11).

    24. Polo Ralph Lauren penny loafers you can wear to work literally every day.


    Promising review: "These have caused exactly zero blisters and zero cuts on my heels. These fit comfortably and have become my go-to shoe for any sort of occasion. They're stylish enough to wear in a work environment or with shorts for a casual event. Also, the soles provide get traction." —J S Hall

    Get them from Amazon for $66.84+ (available in two colors and men's sizes 7–15).

    25. Cat-inspired Mary Jane flats that'll be purrrfectly adorable on your feet. Every time you look down, you'll smile.,

    Promising review: "I love them! The quality is great. They're very sturdy; I'd say a bit heavy, but not ridiculously so. I typically wear a 7.5 and got the 8. They're slightly bigger than expected, but not so much so that they're uncomfortable or cumbersome. They're actually really comfortable. The strap does well to keep your foot in place. They're the type of shoe that needs to be broken in, but doesn't take long to do so. These are obviously going to last a really long time." —Adrienne

    Get them from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in two colors and women's sizes 5–11).

    26. Insulated snow boots to fight the days when Mother Nature decides to dump snow on us and turn the outside world into a tundra. TYSM, Mother Nature.,

    Promising review: "I love these boots. I deliver packages for Amazon on the weekends and work 10–12 hour days. It's been a rainy, snowy, and cold mess last few weeks. Not one drop of water got through these boots, and I was walking through huge puddles one day. I love how they look and feel. My feet were still comfortable in them at the 12 hour mark." —Laure

    Get them from Amazon for $57.99+ (available in eight colors and women's sizes 5–12).

    27. Incredibly sleek formal boots that'll make you feel like a million bucks., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve wanted boots for a while now. I’ve worn these for a good chunk of the day. They’re stylish, comfortable, and even have a little foam inside for extra comfort. The size was perfect. Also, I highly recommend wearing longish socks to protect your ankles/calves. All in all, these are worth the price tag, for sure." —Prithvi R

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three colors and men's sizes 7–13).

    28. Sam Edelman embroidered heeled boots so beautifully detailed, you won't be able to resist adding them to your shopping cart.


    Promising review: "They are gorgeous. The wide heel gives stability. Sam Edelman is one if my favorite shoe designers. They are worth the extra cash because the brand is well-made and very fashion-forward. They fit well, so you can wear them comfortably." —colleen m

    Get them from Amazon for $52.49+ (available in eight styles and women's sizes 5–11).

    29. Peep-toe slides you'll want to slip into immediately. They'll also let you show off a fresh pedicure.

    Eileen Fisher

    Promising review: "These shoes feel great right out of the box. The heel is not too high and they are very comfortable. You can wear with a dress or with pants or even jeans. I first purchased the tan color and loved them so much I bought the black. They will be a stylish staple in my wardrobe." —Anonymous

    Get them from Eileen Fisher for $195 (available in two colors and women's sizes 5–11).

    30. Leather sneakers that'll totally help you ace that streetwear look. Like, where's the paparazzi at?

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    These were our high-price point for the best everyday casual sneakers on BuzzFeed Reviews! Made from Italian leather, these kicks are super high quality.

    Get them from Nordstrom for $169+ (available in seven colors and women's sizes 6–10).

    31. Birkenstock sandals to replace those ratty flip-flops that provide literally zero support.


    Promising review: "I have been wearing Birkenstock Arizona sandals for about 18 years. These are as delightful as any that have come before them. They really help support my feet and cut down on aches and pains. They are easy and quick to put on to step outside or take a road trip. They are perfect for air travel with shoe removal rules." —Zappos Customer

    Get them from Zappos for $99.95 (available in two colors, two widths, and 12 sizes both men's and women's).

    32. Snakeskin pumps so you can strut your stuff as if you were on a runway. Just kidding, the world IS your runway!


    Promising review: "These are so incredibly comfortable. The inside of the shoe is smooth and the height on the back of the heel prevents blistering. The snug fit around the back of my foot also keeps them from sliding. I work in commercial real estate and wear these all day long. They don't slip on tile. They aren't so tall that they are hard to walk in, yet they have a beautiful silhouette." —TabbyReid

    Get them from Aldo for $90 (available in 16 styles and women's sizes 5–9).

    33. And finally, hightop Converse that'll make you feel like a part of the cast of The Sandlot. And who doesn't want that?


    I own a pair of hightop Converse and I absolutely adore them. They're comfortable, durable, and provide a bit of old-school flare that I love. You can wear them with a pair of jeans, or throw them on with a dress for a more casual vibe. Either way, I consider them a shoe staple.

    Get them from ASOS for $55 (available in women's sizes 5–10) and check out the brand on Zappos here.

    When your family gets on you for having "too many pairs of shoes" as if that's a thing:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.