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    28 Comfortable Shoes That You Can Probably Walk 500 Miles In (And 500 More)

    🎵 When you go out, yeah, you know they're gonna be / They're gonna be the shoes who goes along with you. 🎵

    1. The famous Plaka sandals – everyone loves these for their comfort and water-resistant braided straps that make them the ultimate beachwear. 

    A model wearing the Plaka Sandals in Turquoise-zebra

    Over 9,400 Amazon 5-star reviewers swear by these handcrafted, rubber-soled wonders.

    Promising review: "I bought these for a trip to New Orleans, which involved lots and lots of walking in high humidity. I literally got compliments on them everywhere we went, and they were so comfortable I could wear them all day. We walked miles and miles and my feet didn't hurt (which is a small miracle given that I have arthritis). They're surprisingly durable and the woven fabric is incredibly soft. Even when my feet swelled due to the heat and humidity, they were still pretty darn comfy. I highly recommend these sandals and plan to buy a few more pairs this spring." —UrbanUtah

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 26 colors).

    2. Soludos lace-up wedges that are somehow super comfortable despite the 4-inch lift. Reviewers swear that these things are lightweight and comfortable despite the big wedge heels.

    3. Sorel Kinetic Impact lace sneakers with a lightweight, breathable design boasting a two-pod sole for some much-needed cushioning. The cute scalloped sole is just the cherry on top. 

    A model wearing the Kinetic Impact Lace Sneaker in Impact
    A side profile picture of the Kinetic Impact Lace Sneaker

    Promising review: "I bought these a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE THEM! They are super comfy and very cute. I’m kinda obsessed with the way they look. I’ve had tons of compliments on them. They run a little big so order down a half size or so (which is perfect when you wear a size 11.5). Will probably buy another pair." —Heather

    Get them from Sorel for $140 (available in sizes 5–12 and in six colors).

    4. Cut-out mules for anyone who loves flats but is sick and tired of ballerina flats. 

    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).

    5. A pair of Ugg's fluffy "Oh Yeah" slippers so you can treat your feet as you shuffle back and forth from your couch to the fridge 100 times a day. Maybe on your 101st trip, a new snack will magically appear. 

    pink and yellow fluffy ugg slippers with a strap around the ankle and two loops over the foot
    someone with their feet kicked up relaxing in black ugg slippers
    Ugg / Via, Ria Sethi

    Promising review: "I would say go with your size that you wear in UGGs and if you don’t have any, go a size down than your regular size of what you wear in sandals. They’re sooo cute!!!! You’ll fall in love if you get a pair." —Bri

    Get them from Zappos for $99.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 21 styles).

    6. Sam Edelman rain boots that sneakily look like regular Chelsea boots. Stay dry *without* having to deal with clunky Wellies. 

    BuzzFeed editor, Rebecca O'Connell wearing the black rain boots with a trench coat outside
    Another image of Rebecca O'Connell wearing the boots, this time facing forward
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    I hate rain boots. They're clunky, uncomfortable, and just cumbersome monsters that take up too much space in my closet. And as helpful as they're supposed to be, I can never figure out when to wear them. It seems like whenever I put them on, the rain stops an hour later and I'm the one doofus wearing rain boots on a sunny day. As much as I'd like to swear off rain boots forever, I don't really feel like moving to Arizona, and I'm sick of coming home in waterlogged sneakers. That means finding a compromise: waterproof shoes that can be passed off as normal shoes.

    But thankfully, I found these Sam Edelman boots on Amazon. The matte boots are subtle and can easily pass off as normal shoes. They're comfortable, and most importantly, definitely waterproof. I have flat feet so there's a little extra space between my foot and the top front of the boot, but it doesn't make walking difficult or painful. They have little tabs on the heels, which make it easy to yank the boots on and off. Finally, I can wake up on a rainy day and not have a minor breakdown trying to figure out what shoes to wear.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.60+ (available in sizes 4–13 and 10 styles).

    Psst: this item is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    7. Platform Converse sneakers with a cute '70s-inspired sunset design that can be best described as "groovy." 

    platform converse with yellow pink and red sunset design

    Get them from Converse for $70 (available in sizes 5–11).

    8. A pair of Cole Haan sneakers because look, Cole Haan is famous for making comfy-as-heck shoes. These are no exception thanks to their foam padding and lightweight outsole. 

    the white sneakers with strip of leopard print around the toe and black by the heel
    Cole Haan

    Promising review: "These are my first Cole Haan sneaks, and I don't think I'll ever be tempted to buy from another company. They are beautifully made yet stylistically subtle and were immediately comfortable. I can wear them with everything in my closet, and they're now my go-to shoe. I love the way the leather has broken in so that the shoes now look lived-in but still very chic. I'm invariably a size 9–9.5, and I purchased the 9. They fit perfectly snugly, and I prefer them with thinner socks. I couldn't be more pleased." —K. C. S.

    Get them from Cole Haan for $130 (available in sizes 5–11 and in four colors).

    9. Or Cole Haan's ultra-lightweight tennis sneakers with a simple silhouette that makes it an easy choice to grab and go every single morning. 

    a pair of black leather sneakers with white rubber soles
    a gif of a model wearing jeans and the sneakers in white turning
    Cole Haan

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes before leaving on a trip where I would do a lot of walking. I was nervous going out for a day on vacation where I would be walking close to 10 miles in new shoes, but lo and behold these shoes were amazing! They are so incredibly comfortable! Added bonus is they are super cute too! Can’t say enough good things about these!" —Walk500MilesOConnell8-11-21-6030775

    Get it from Cole Haan for $130 (available in sizes 5–11, wide sizes 5–10 and in two colors).

    10. Low heels for dressy days when you still have some moving to do, aka when you go to a wedding and wanna run to be the first person to score a slice of cake.

    sandal with chunky heel

    11. Everlane flats designed to mold to your feet as you wear them, meaning you'll love them more and more with each walk outside. 

    Model wearing the flats in black showing off the rounded toe

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the day gloves, and I have them in several colors. They are stylish and comfortable right out of the box. They're great for work. Fit is true to size." —ndog99

    Get them from Everlane for $105 (available in sizes 5–11 and in 10 colors).

    12. Sanuk flip-flops with a cushioning that mimics yoga mat material, meaning your sweaty feet are going to be in good hands. Oh, and they last FOR-EVERRR. 

    Promising review: "These are my favorite. As a Southern Californian, I wear flip-flops year-round. The last pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip-flops I bought lasted through almost three years of constant wear (they were basically the only shoes I wore for three years, so I'm serious when I say constant). They're comfortable enough to wear for a day at Disneyland, even with arthritic joints." —beth

    Get them from Amazon for $18.82+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 11 colors).

    13. Or a pair of colorful Sanuk sling sandals if you're looking for something a little more exciting. 

    Three models wearing different colored Sanuk sling sandals on the beach
    A model wearing different colored Sanuk sling sandals

    Promising review: "I bought these while I was pregnant because I needed a comfortable sandal. These are suuuper comfy and a great quality, I like them so much I bought another pair in a different color. Highly recommended." —JKW

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in seven colors).

    14. Allbirds tree runners that are honestly a fan-favorite of the BuzzFeed Shopping team. Anyone who has worn them has claimed that there isn't a single sneaker in existence that can beat them in sheer comfort. 

    model wearing the knit lace-up sneaker in grey with white sole
    Allbirds / Via

    You can also machine wash them! Just be sure to not put them in the dryer; let them air dry after washing.

    Promising review: "Why did I wait so long??? I wish I could wear these shoes all day for everything! They're so comfortable and lightweight." —Stone, C.

    Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5–11 and 17 colors).

    15. A Sorel strappy sandal in a variety of fun and eye-popping colorways. Take a look at the below in all their candy-colored glory. 

    model wearing the white padded sandal with bright pink straps and blue ankle strap

    Promising review: "These shoes are a breath of fresh air. I need comfortable shoes because of so many foot surgeries. It can be so hard to find something that actually looks great but is comfortable to wear for hours. These shoes are so comfortable!!!! I could not be more pleased." —Melissa M

    Get them from Sorel for $130 (available in sizes 5–12 and in seven colors) or from Amazon for $129.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in nine colors).

    16. Everlane The ReNew sport sandals made with recycled materials that are so cute, you're definitely gonna be recycling some outfits. 

    A model wearing the sandals in Brown/Blue

    Get them from Everlane for $68 (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors).

    17. Merrell buckle strapped sandals that just LOOK really comfortable. Check out the contoured insole!  

    black strappy sandals

    You can pick backstrap, slide, or wrap.

    Promising review: "These sandals are the best I have had since I bought my sandals in Israel many years ago. Not only are the comfortable, but the fit is perfect. I wore them today and didn't even realize that I was wearing a new pair of sandals. Great purchase... Will continue to buy from Merrell." —KADENIKA

    Get them from Merrell for $95.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    18. Greats sneakers that are high-end shoes at a mid-range price point. Thanks to their buttery smooth leather, some reviewers claim they don't even need socks to wear them!

    blue suede shoes

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass seriously put these shoes to the test:

    "The first time I wore these shoes, I walked 16,000 steps in them. Yep, you read that correctly, 16,00 steps and not a single blister and no foot pain at the end of the day. Soon after that day, these shoes became my new go-to's. They have a classic look to them and really do go with everything. I even took them on vacation with me to Paris, and I wore them almost every day. They didn't look like tourist shoes at all, and I never had any pain while wearing them. The price point is a bit steep on them, but for the quality, I really do think they are worth it."

    Get them from Greats for $149 (available in sizes 6–10 and 14 styles).

    19. Teva Hurricane Drift Sandals that are a trendier version of the classic Tevas we all grew up with without sacrificing a molecule of comfort. 

    yellow chunky sandals
    a model in the yellow sandals
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I listened to reviews and sized down, I am usually a 6.5–7 and the 6 was spot on for me. Just wore 'em today and they were so light and comfy and I got multiple compliments on them!! Get them!" —GemaGem

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $40 (available in sizes 7–10 and three styles)

    20. Reebok Club C 85 vintage sneakers that are just an absolute classic sneaker choice. Plus, they come in a ton of colors, so you can buy a pair for every mood and outfit change.