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    26 Boots That Are More Comfortable Than Clouds (And Reviewers Agree)

    Boot season is back, baby.

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    1. Steve Madden ankle boots bound to become the apple of your eye, the not-so-hidden ~gem~ of your wardrobe, thanks to funky accent gems. Not required but highly rec’d: throw these on with some fishnets to channel The Craft in the best way possible.


    Promising review: "Absolutely love these boots. So comfortable. Fell in love when I walked into my hair salon and three stylists were all wearing them. They praised the longevity of standing and no fatigue. I have since worn them while walking all over the city in great comfort and warmth all while being super cute." —Laura A.

    Get them from Amazon for $112.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in wide sizes and eight colors).

    2. Kenneth Cole knee-high boots for shoe game that always delivers. These beauties are capable of making any 'fit look runway ready thanks to their chunky heel and chic faux-leather construction.

    reviewer wearing the black boots

    Promising review: "I absolutely lalala LOVE these boots! A classic boot that will be in your closet forever. They are very comfortable, versatile, and worth the price for real leather!" —Stacey Walston 

    Get them from Amazon for $72.67+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 11 colors). 

    3. Cozy slip-on booties equipped with a chunky heel and fuzzy inner lining for comfort, plus an adjustable shaft that basically means you'll be purchasing *two* pairs of adorable shoes for the price of one.


    Promising review: "In fact, I have them on right now. I am always hesitant about ordering shoes online. Not sure how they will fit. Or how they will look. But I SO loved the look of these, so I risked it. They are so so comfortable. They look FABULOUS! And I love that they aren't noisy when I walk around. They are very very quiet." —Jaya

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 3–12 in 28 styles).

    4. Columbia hiking boots that are both stylish *and* functional, because perfection really does exist. Reviewers can't stop raving about the solid quality, out-of-the-box comfort, and awesome traction that these waterproof babies offer.

    reviewer wearing the brown boots with red laces

    Psst, most reviewers recommend ordering a half size up!

    Promising review: "These shoes are phenomenal. The lacing holds tight so if I wear light socks, my foot doesn't shift. However, there's plenty of room to wear wool or fluffier socks. For me they DID NOT NEED BREAKING IN. This is huge. I hate buying any kind of shoe that has a 'breaking-in period.' These were great from the get-go. I tried them on a moderate 5-mile hike on a rugged Washington (state) trail. No blisters. I put them to the test today (5/27/2018) on an 8-mile hike up a steep incline and holy cow. They were amazing." —Stevie

    Get them from Amazon for $79.94+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in wide sizes and in 13 colors).

    5. 100% leather Chelsea boots brought to you by Dr. Martens, for comfy-but-make-it-badass rocker style. These are lined with faux fur to keep your hooves warm and toasty.,

    Promising review: "I found out I had to spend two weeks in Europe during the winter and ordered these in a pinch. Best. Decision. Ever! They are comfortable, warm, and weatherproof. They survived the snow, ice, and rain. They are also very easy to dress up and down." —Mari

    Get them from Amazon for $143.66+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in four colors).

    6. A stylish glove boot exuding major "I won best dressed in my high school yearbook" vibes. This is basically the shoe equivalent of a fashion blogger with 700,000 followers on the 'gram.

    model wearing the brown boots

    Promising review: "At first, I wasn’t completely sold on the bootie. I had eyed it for a while and then decided to go for it. What a wonderful decision that was! They are extremely comfortable and hug your feet as you stand and walk. The heel height is perfect for being on your feet many hours a day. The knit is soft and stretchy and made for true comfort. I would give these boots a 10-star rating if I could. Go ahead, treat yourself...Your feet will be so happy you did!" —ShoeLover4Ever

    Get it from Everlane for $120 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    7. Chelsea boots that, despite having a generous heel, are comfortable enough to walk around in all darn day. These are perfect for weekends fueled by pumpkin lattes, apple cider donuts, and the promise of yet another fall hay ride.,

    Promising review: "I really like these shoes a lot — they're incredibly comfortable for being heeled boots and I can stand in them all day at work. While I've only gone through one winter with these so far (in Chicago), they still look great! I also sprayed them with water protectant and it didn't affect the suede material at all, so I would 10/10 recommend these." —Sarasri

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in seven colors).

    8. Platform knee-highs to evoke the word ~badass~ whenever you slip them on. Essentially, an addition like this to your wardrobe has the same energy as being in a rock band and playing bass.

    reviewer wearing the black platform boots

    Promising review: "I love these so much. They’re incredibly comfortable for long wear — stable and sturdy. I’ve run after a 75-pound dog in these at full speed and I didn’t trip or break an ankle. Ultimate stompers. Don’t sleep on these." —Rachael

    Get them from Amazon for $26.59+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and in five styles).

    9. Waterproof, micro-fleece-lined snow boots because now that you’re an adult (yes I’m looking at y-o-u), lean in because I’ve got to tell you a little secret: The $25 winter shoes you bought for that one college ski trip are no longer cutting it. It's time to invest in these weatherproof beauties.


    Promising review: "Great purchase and worth every penny. Stylish yet totally functional. Thought it would take long to break in but it only took a 10-minute walk before it felt extremely comfortable. I love that the uppers are leather and I think the boots will last for a long time." —Sara

    Get them from Sorel for $190 (available in sizes 5–12 and in four colors).

    10. Heeled booties embellished with a chunky gold chain, a unique twist on the little black booties you’ve been wearing since high school that — and I mean this in the least offensive way possible — should have probably been retired about three years ago.

    black booties with the gold chain

    Promising review: "I LOVE this boot so much that I bought it in two colors. Of all of the pointed-toe boots I've tried on, these are the most comfortable. I am always between sizes in SM, so I opted for the larger size. These are just perfect to wear with jeans or leggings or dresses. They will be a staple in my wardrobe this fall and winter!" —Jenjenaz

    Get them from Nordstrom for $89.98 (originally $149.95, available in sizes 5–11 and in two colors). 

    11. Thigh-high boots that are the perfect compromise: They look ultra-dressy but manage to be unbelievably comfortable, ergo you can look chic *and* put together without having to feel like you're wobbling around on stilts.,

    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 for $44.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and in 14 colors).

    12. Ugg shearling-lined boots that are considered ~classique~ for a reason. These babies are basically an extension of your favorite slippers, the difference being you can actually wear them outside of the house, thanks to a grippy outsole and pretreated suede.

    model wearing the chestnut suede boots

    Promising review: "These boots are perfect for walking the dog, walking to work in the snow, or just hanging out. Easy to pull on. I had mine for three years before I had to replace, and this new version has proved to be more durable. I wear a 7.5 and I always size up to an 8 in Uggs." —MoMills

    Get them from Nordstrom for $170 (available in sizes 5–12 and in five colors).

    13. Ganni recycled rubber boots for a fun spin on the essential rainboot. They’re available in fun hues to brighten cloudy days, but if you’re hesitant to splurge on a pair of pastel-pink pups (#boring) then no worries — they’re available in a neutral olive and the ever classic black to ~boot~.


    Promising review: "DELIGHTFUL. These boots are chic, genuinely supportive and comfortable (I have foot comfort concerns always). They are going to make rain and snow a lot better." —JMaen

    Get them from Nordstrom for $245 (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors).

    14. Lace-up heeled booties to make even the *biggest* cynic believe in magic. I don't know what kind of sorcery was involved in the making of the below shoes, but these heels are pretty high — and reviewers swear that they still manage to be shockingly comfortable.

    reviewer wearing the black suede lace-up heeled booties

    Promising review: "I hate shoe shopping, both online and in a store. I'm especially leery of buying shoes online, because they never fit properly — but these fit PERFECTLY and the quality is AMAZING, especially for the price. I wore these to a crowded concert, and danced my heart out in them. The shoes held up perfectly and didn't even give me blisters. Comfortable, durable, and cute." —Sarah

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and in nine colors).

    15. A pair of classic Chelsea boots — they epitomize the phrase "wardrobe staple." These babies go with any outfit, contain a five-layer memory foam insole for maximum comfort, and their grippy outsoles mean no slipping and sliding on pavement. Ever.

    model wearing the brown boots

    Promising review: These boots are beautiful! Really well made, beautiful leather, and so comfortable. I have narrow feet and ended up purchasing half a size smaller than my normal size." —Anna 

    Get them from Nisolo for $200 (available in sizes 5–11 and in six colors). 

    16. Chunky booties that should really start negotiating for PTO now considering you'll likely wear them every darn day. These babies are destined to become the ~little black dress~ of your shoe collection.

    Promising review: "I have a size 10–10.5 WIDE-ASS foot. I rarely find a shoe that fits, let alone a shoe that’s cute that fits and these are honestly one of the best pairs of shoes I own now. I’ve worn them for around five days now, and they’re so comfortable. It doesn’t even feel like there’s a heel on them, and it helps to dress up my outfits a bit. Love!" —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors).

    17. Blundstone Chelsea boots appropriate for any kind of activity — think everything from hiking to grabbing your morning caffeine. These premium leather splurges are water resistant, provide solid traction, and have an ergonomically engineered toe spring and a removable comfort footbed.

    model wearing the brown and black boots / Via @blundstoneusa

    Promising review: "LOVEEEE! I live in NYC and these are perfect all-weather shoes for city walking. The first time I tried these on I felt like I was walking on springs — the cushion level is amazing. I did wear thicker socks when I was breaking them in (two layers) and I got blisters on my heels but after my heels toughened up they were good to go. Now they are literally the only shoes I wear. My favorite feature is the finger handles at the front and back, which help you to pull on the boot. There is also enough room in the shoe to comfortably fit thick mountaineering socks when it’s especially cold out. I’ve worn them in the rain and snow with no issues or water seeping in." —AJ 

    Get them from Amazon for $125.53+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in six colors).

    18. A pair of 100% leather kicks from the Puma x Fenty collection for folks who love the look of sneakers but prefer the ankle support you get with boots. Presenting the best of both worlds.,

    Promising review: "I love these so much! They felt a little tight when I first put them on but after one wear they stretched some and feel so much better already. I wear them with boot socks and they still feel good. They look so good, are so comfortable and were such a great price! Highly recommend!" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in sizes 5.5–9 and in five colors).

    19. Ankle booties available in funky hues (think neon yellow and rose red), fun patterns (think snakeskin and glitter), or solid basics (black suede, leather, and patent leather).

    reviewer wearing the snakeskin boots

    Promising review: "I can walk in these all day. I’ve been wanting to find a tall ankle boot with a pointed toe and everything came up short...literally. These are so comfortable, the heel height is perfect for a flattering look, and you can’t go wrong with a simple black boot that looks so good and stylish." —51902K 

    Get it from Amazon for $38.50+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 10 colors). 

    20. Micro-suede ankle booties that require minimal break-in time — just take 'em straight out of the box, put them on your feet, and be on your merry way.,

    Promising review: "I walked from the bar in these for a couple of miles and they’re didn’t hurt my feet at all, I didn’t need to break them in! They feel like they have a cushion inside. Very stylish and fits as expected." —charleyc

    Get them from Amazon for $35 (available in sizes 5–15 and in wide sizes and in five colors).

    21. Ankle boots lined with faux fur to keep your hooves feeling toasty, even when the temps begin to drop and spooky season is in full blast. Consider these an "outdoors approved" version of your favorite house slippers.

    a reviewer wearing the boots in brown

    Promising review: "I got these for my 12-year-old. They fit perfectly and are comfortable. I even thought about getting a pair for myself." —TF

    Price: $13.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–13.5 and in seven colors) 

    22. Chunky over-the-knee lace-ups to add polish to any outfit, even if said outfit consists of black leggings and a wrinkled tee. Throw on a black blazer for extra oomph and hoorah! We’re got a recipe for your next #OOTD.,

    Promising review: "These heels are a STATEMENT PIECE, y'all. I wore these for an entire day while walking around Boston in the rain and they held up wonderfully. My knees started to ache by the end of the day because I had been heel striking (aka walking like I was fly) but my feet weren't sore, which surprised me. The laces are functional, so the calf width is totally adjustable. I sized up and I think there's enough wiggle room for some real socks for when it's cold. I'm 5'8'' and they came just above my knees, which is amazing as a tall girl! Buy these!!!" —Arielle Cason

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and in 11 colors).

    23. Dr. Scholl's wedge booties equipped with a cushiony memory foam insole so that you could hypothetically walk 500 miles (and perhaps 500 more) without experiencing any discomfort. Not all heroes wear capes.

    reviewer wearing the dark gray lace-up wedge boots

    Promising review: "I LOVE these boots. They're so soft and comfortable, I don't ever want to wear another pair of heeled shoes! I got the taupe and now I want them in the darker brown, too! Who knew Dr. Scholl's even made such cute shoes?!" —Chelsey Ball

    Get them from Amazon for $25.26+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in wide sizes and six colors).

    24. Pointed-toe cowboy boots to add some Western-inspired flair to any outfit. Wear these with light blue denim (preferably high-waisted), a white tee, a red lip, and you're welcome — a minimum of 9,000 compliments are guaranteed.

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful! They are very comfortable, look more expensive than they are and go with lots of different outfits! I can’t wait to wear these more in the fall!" —Taylor

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in three colors).

    25. Waterproof Vionic ankle booties designed with an orthotic arch that hugs your foot in a way that offers comfort and support. Throw in a classic style and ding ding ding, you've got yourself a contender for the perfect staple shoe.

    model wearing black booties with tassel size zipper / Via @vionicshoes

    Promising review: "As soon as I tried these on, I knew they would be good. The first day I wore them for probably 12 hours, walking up and down a mall. Even if i was wearing slippers my feet would've been tired and sore. They were very comfortable, and are now my go-to shoe! I love them!" —Sandra L.

    Get them from Amazon for $72.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in wide sizes and four colors).

    26. Waterproof leather Converse for a fashion-forward twist on their classic Chucks. These are designed with a cushy memory foam lining for maximum comfort, so I impart on you a warning: You will want to wear these trendy pals every. single. day.


    Promising review: "They fit perfectly and I love the green color! These are surprisingly lightweight and super comfortable to wear around town all day with tons of cushion around the sole. They are easy to lace up, wipe clean, super stylish, and I got lots of compliments!" —Christina K.

    Get them from Converse for $110 (available in sizes 5-13 and in three colors).

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

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