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    17 Stylish & Comfy Pairs Of Sandals Our Readers Actually Swear By

    You know what they say...happy feet, happy life!

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community for their favorite comfortable sandals, and here are the walkable results:

    1. Versatile and waterproof Saltwater sandals to wear to the beach, park, or even on a hike. They have rust-resistant ankle buckles and slim insoles for all-day comfort.


    "The day after I got them I did a 5K walk and had no blisters or problems at all. They carried me on a backpacking trip though SE Asia and still look good. Bonus: they're super cute and you can get them in a ton of colours."


    "They’re the comfiest shoes and they’re meant to get wet. They're durable and form to your feet quickly." —alit404bd1c30

    P.S. to break them in, first get them good and wet, then wear them to walk around until they dry. And if you're headed to the beach and still need a swimsuit, there are lots of places to buy 'em online.

    Get them from ModCloth for $45 (available in UK women's sizes 4-9, which translates to US sizes 6-11, and in five colors).

    2. Sleek Michael Kors shoes with a T-strap design and padded soles. They're exactly the right pair to throw on for afternoon errands.


    "They are are life! Simple and stylish for any occasion, a bunch of colors for every outfit, and comfortable enough to walk around a city all day! I buy a new pair in a new color every year!"


    Although the specific Sondra sandals seem to be sold out everywhere (you can check out PoshMark for pre-owned pairs), you can get a similar style from Michael Kors on Nordstrom for $89 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and two colors).

    3. A pair of supportive Birkenstocks so you can sink into the magical cork footbed that'll conform to your foot oh-so well. The straps are adjustable, too!


    "In the PNW (Pacific Northwest), it’s acceptable to wear them year 'round." —heatherl48707a22c

    "I know they make me look like the crunchiest hippie on the planet, but I don't care. I've had them for 10 years and they're still incredibly comfortable. I even wore those bad boys all day walking around Epcot (like 25,000 steps) and my feet felt great. Best $100 I've ever spent." —fredzesty

    Get them from Birkenstock for $125 (available in women's sizes 4–12.5 and men's sizes 6–13.5, in two colors, and two widths).

    4. Or if the traditional two-strap isn't the look for you, the single strap Birkenstock for a more modern design. Don't worry – they still feature the luxurious cork and spacious toe space.

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    "If you need the holy grail of shoes-get yourself a pair of these babies. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? One hundred percent. My trusty Birks have been with me through the long run and are still in tip top shape. They have traveled the world with me and I trust no shoe more than these." —mollys494944a0a

    "Any Birkenstock sandal. I brought them to Europe last year, and switched between the two pairs I packed walking around London, Paris and Barcelona from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed. No discomfort at all. Arizonas are the most popular, but honestly you can't go wrong." —christinar40c427443

    Get them from Birkenstock for $79.95 (available in women's sizes 4–12.5 and men's sizes 6–10.5, in three colors, and two widths).

    5. A rose gold sandal to pair with a wide range of outfits. With excellent arch support, you'll be able to work for days. And who doesn't love a little sparkle?


    "AMAZING. They have great arch support and the straps are nice and sturdy. I’ve had mine for years and I wear them constantly. 10/10 would recommend." —kaylinm4f7523008

    Get them from Target for $22.99 (available in women's sizes 5–11, four colors, and two widths).

    6. Earth Spirit sandals for bounce and needed wiggle room. The elastic band will stretch around the back of your foot and move with you (goodbye blisters).


    "I bought a pair once because I needed new sandals quickly, and now they are my favorite. I walk a lot, and these always keep my feet cool and comfortable." —Samantha Hoover, Facebook

    "YES. These are amazing sandals. There are a couple of styles that I'll buy in multiples when I find them. I tend to wear through a pair in about six months, but I walk A LOT." —Rae Crothers, Facebook

    Get them from Walmart for $19.82 (available in women's sizes 6–11 and two colors). For more Earth Spirit shoes, check out these other styles.

    7. A pair of Tevas, because getting some exercise shouldn't be skipped just because you can't find a comfortable pair of shoes. These can be thrown on before you walk the dog or for an sunset stroll.


    "Tevas hands down!! They make my feet so happy, last forever, and they're very affordable. One of my very favorite brands!" —baileycbran

    "I've had my Teva sandals for almost five years and they're still in great shape. I've walked many miles in them and they are super comfy."


    Get them from Teva for $50 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and nine styles) or from Amazon for $44.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 12 styles).

    8. And a pair of Teva sandals with elegant strapping detail you can wear out during the day or to dinner and a movie.

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    "They are so cute and extremely comfortable!!!" —samanthaa41860a2a7

    Get them from Teva for $25 (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 13 colors), or on Amazon for $12.94+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 37 styles).

    9. Wedges from Dr. Scholl's so you can dance the night away without having to take a break because your feet are literally throbbing. These bad boys will let you break a move without breaking an ankle.

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    "I get compliments on them all the time and you can be on them all day."


    Get them from Dr. Scholl's for $79.99 (available in women's sizes 6–11 and two colors).

    10. Award-winning Sanuk yoga sandals with footbeds made out of real yoga mat. They'll provide a wide range of motion so you're never left feeling achy.


    "Hands down. Made out of yoga mats and t-shirt fabric, there's nothing more cushiony for your feet. They hold up well on a long walk, and are great at the beach because there are no buckles or ties to get sand stuck in. Lovely lovely Sanuk."


    Get them from Sanuk for $48 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    11. Or Sketchers meditation sandals that'll give you the ventilation of a flip-flop, but without that annoying flip-flop slapping noise., Amazon

    "I have the solid black pair and they’re all I wore to work last summer. SO comfy!"


    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 21 styles).

    And if you still like to have flip-flops year-round, check out the best flip-flop options from Amazon.

    12. MIA Tia sandals with a memory foam footbed to make standing in line or your commute home less painful. We promise.

    "Funny story: I bought these last year and loved them so much. About a month later I lost one of them, looked everywhere and couldn’t find it! So I looked online to re-purchase them and couldn’t find them anywhere. It was like they never existed. I moved on, and bought some new sandals, but none were the same as my MIA Shoes. Then, two weeks ago I had the sudden desire to check the MIA website and sure enough they were back in stock! I ordered two pairs and they came yesterday. They look just like simple sandals but they are so cute and comfortable!" —violett4714cd0a3

    Get them from Amazon for $29+ (available in women's sizes 6–10 and four colors). Although currently sold-out on MIA's website, you can add them to your wishlist for future restock.

    13. Cushioned sandals from G.H. Bass that'll seriously feel like clouds under your feet. Long day ahead of you? Fret not, these will keep you pain-free.


    "These shoes got me through all day sightseeing and endless walking in Paris, Rome, and Athens! They have thick rubber sole so you don’t feel cobblestone, are super soft and comfortable, and have great arch support!"


    Get them from DSW for $39.99 (available in women's sizes 6–10).

    14. White Mountain sandals with a sophisticated braid design. They have a molded heel cup that helps contour your foot to the correct position so you feel a-okay all day long.

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    "White Mountain sandals! They have so many styles that are similar to Birks, but don't need to be broken in like Birkenstocks do. They're insanely comfortable from the first time you wear them, and they're cheaper while still being good quality."


    Get them from White Mountain Shoes for $59 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 14 colors).

    15. Flatform Tevas to achieve the seemingly impossible mix of fashion and comfort. You deserve both, after all!


    "Platform Tevas: comfy and practical but stylish enough to wear to school and work."


    Get them from Teva for $60–$200, depending on the color, height, and pattern (available in women's sizes 5-11, and in eight styles).

    16. Chaco sandals for your next trip to a national park. Whether you're on your feet for the day or long-term (hello week-long camping trip), these will provide the support (and relief) you need.

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    "The best! I've worked at a summer camp for several years and these are the only shoes I've ever worn that won't hurt my feet after 13 straight hours of running around. They also last forever and have a great system where if they break or wear down you can often get it fixed or replaced for cheap or even free!" —hannahb45c3481fb

    "Hands down. They are so comfy, and they last forever. I’ve had a pair for four years and they’re just staring to wear out. But luckily, Chaco will resole and re-strap the shoes for you. They also have arch support, and they’re accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association."


    Yep, they will repair their shoes, for a fee + shipping charges. Get them from Chacos for $69.99+ — they have a variety of styles available, many customizable, in women's sizes 5–12.

    17. Taos sandals that'll go from day to night with a suede-lined footbed and extra cushioning. This means you won't have to stop home to throw on a pair of sneakers.

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    "My strappy, flat platinum pair has seen me through 4 summers and 3 tropical vacations, going from day to night cuteness with no effort. They are sporty but a dress-y kind of sporty and I love that I can (and have) literally walk for hours in them." —Nedia Vanderelst, Facebook

    Get them from DSW for $159.95 (available in EU women's sizes 36–42, which translates to US sizes 5–12, and in seven colors).

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