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    Just 27 Pairs Of Shoes You Won't Stop Wearing Until You've Worn Out The Soles

    🎶 These shoes were made for walkin' and that's just what they'll do 🎶

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    1. Pointed-toe flats that are perfect if you need to dress up but don't want to wear heels — pair them with jeans and a blazer, or any dress. Now you never have to sacrifice comfort for style ever again.

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    Promising review: "These shoes are comfortable. These shoes have great cushion and look very fashionable." —BKing

    Get them from Amazon for $13.13+ (available in sizes 5.5–12 and in five colors and prints).

    2. Adidas Cloudfoam sneakers to make your morning jog feel like walking on air. The lightweight knit allows your foot to breathe, whether you're doing a mile run or a quick sprint.

    Reviewer wearing gray sneakers
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    Promising review: "If they can survive a trip to Disneyland and an everyday shift at an ER then I’m sure they can survive an apocalypse...maybe. So far so great with these shoes. They are SO soft and comfy. Even when I’m not walking or putting any pressure on them...they are comfy. Wore them running around Disneyland and wear them running around work and my feet don’t hurt as bad as they used to. They fit true to size, and now I could only hope they’ll last as long as my precious pair of sneakers (seven years). Happy as a cloud." —Marron

    Get it from Amazon for $37+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 32 colors).

    3. Dr. Martens platform sandals because this cult-favorite brand has way more to offer than just their cold-weather footwear. Their summer line is just as fun, fabulous, and reliable — plus, they will probably last so long, you'll be able to pass them down to your kids.

    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "These are amazing shoes! The sizing does run large. In other brands I wear a size 9, but for these sandals an 8 fits me perfectly. I can already tell I’m going to be wearing these all summer long." —Samantha B.

    Get it from Dr. Martens for $140 (available in sizes 5–11).

    4. Tie-dye Crocs that your feet will thank you for buying every time you wear them. These are perfect for anything casual — vacay, errands, beach, pool, etc. — so if you haven't already, add them to your cart immediately!

    blue and white tie-dye Crocs with colorful charms
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    Promising review: "This pair of Crocs is ideal for indoor wear. I slip them on after I come home from the office. These colorful bad boys catch a lot of attention around the house! They energize my feet!" —Zappos Customer

    Get them from Zappos for $54.99 (available in sizes 4–15 and in six colors) or in a similar style from Amazon for $33.29+ (available in sizes 6–15 and in four colors).

    5. An ultramodern pair of no-lace knit sneakers to make you feel like you're walking on air. Reviewers say these are a perfect dupe for a similar high-end designer pair that cost about 10x the price!

    Model wearing black sneakers
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are so loved by all. I've gotten so many compliments and have referred strangers who bought them as soon as I shared the information. They're comfortable, stylish, and easy to put on. I'm trying not to by all colors but it's so hard." —darlene Kidd

    Get them from Amazon for $11.34+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 25 colors).

    6. Adorable block-heel pumps that will be the foundation of 99% of your outfits because it's the footwear equivalent of water — aka it will take on the style of whatever else you are wearing. This classic item definitely knows how to play its part.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this shoe! Wore them the first time to work a wedding (which is standing/walking for four hours straight, minimum) and they were SO great! They are comfortable, fit well, easy to walk in and stand in. Want them in all colors now!" —Brittney

    Get them from Amazon for $47.40+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in five colors).

    7. Double-buckle sandals that are high-quality designer dupes at a fraction of the cost. Easily slide these comfortable shoes on and be prepared for a barrage of compliments on your footwear.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these sandals and have bought them in multiple colors. I was reluctant at first because my feet are very narrow, but a size 7 fit me exactly as my other size 7 shoes do. The buckles are also adjustable for those with narrow or wide feet. They are super comfortable and provide a good amount of arch support. I used to get hip pain from walking in flip-flops, but I haven't had it since I've worn these. I really love the variety of colors and how they go with shorts, sundresses, or even jeans. I wear them when I'm gardening, as house slippers, and going out. I would highly recommend these sandals, especially because of how cheap they are compared to many other shoes." —Kat Platt

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 6–10 and 43 other colors).

    8. Calvin Klein pumps that are a must-have staple item for everyone's wardrobe. You can be sure that these classic heels always meet the dress code.

    Reviewer photo of the black heels with a pointed toe sitting on top of and in front of the box
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These heels rock! They're so beautiful and very, very comfortable! I wore them all day (10–12 hours) and had no problems!!! They are so worth every penny. I will be ordering more." —Kimberly Wormsley

    Get them from Amazon for $48.79 (available in sizes 4–11 and in 21 colors and patterns).

    9. Handmade huarache sandals that are made from 100% leather. These unique flats will last you a lifetime because they're well built and timeless.

    Ankle-strap woven shoes with black and white diamond pattern on the top
    Macarena Collection / Etsy

    BTW — Macarena Collection is a small biz based in Buena Park, California! All of the shoes are handmade by Mexican artisans. Since they only make whole sizes, they suggest sizing down if you're in between as the shoes will stretch and mold to your feet as you wear them.

    Promising review: "Can I give these 1,000 stars? They are soooooo comfortable!!! I was afraid because my feet are on the wider side, but oh my do they fit absolutely amazingly well!! Don’t hesitate to buy them!! I love them! I love them! I love them!!" —Jennifer Baez

    Get them from Macarena Collection on Etsy for $39.99 (originally $49.99; available in sizes 5–10).

    10. Teva sandals that offer major support but still let your feet breathe. These are perfect for those who love the outdoors because you can wear them while hiking, taking long walks, or to festivals without overheating or feeling pain.

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    Promising review: "I cannot say enough wonderful things about these sandals. I got them for my birthday last year, hoping for a summer filled with more long, hot walks around the city with my friends. Did that happen? NO. But I did have many long, hot walks around the park with a mask on. These sandals required ZERO break-in time and were ready for long-term wear right out of the box. For a hiking sandal, I think they still look sleek enough to pair with a casual sundress, and they keep my feet cool while still managing to put an actually supportive sole between my feet and the sidewalk." —BuzzFeed Writer Danielle Healy

    Read more of her Teva sandals review (it's number 6).

    Get it from Amazon for $48.77+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 24 colors).

    11. Chunky-heel ankle boots that are made stylish and sturdy enough to last throughout the unpredictable fall weather.

    Reviewer wearing brown boots
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had low expectations given the price but honestly these hold their own against much much more expensive boots. They are comfortable, make my feet look small, are durable and stable, and I get tons of compliments on them. Pretty much an all-around win." —Vigilante

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors).

    12. Open-toed slingbacks that are worth every single penny thanks to its super comfortable heel. Plus, the style allows your feet to stay cool throughout any season.

    Matt & Nat

    Matt & Nat is an Ontario, Canada–based vegan accessories brand creating bags, shoes, and more made without animal byproducts. Since 2007, they've been making all of their linings solely out of 100% recycled plastic bottles.

    Get them from Matt & Nat for $57 (originally $95; available in EU sizes 36–41 and in three colors; note that these shoes are final sale).

    13. Ugg mini ankle boots, which are lined with warm and cozy wool. Seriously, these shoes will make you feel like you're walking on cloud nine.

    Reviewer holding Ugg boot
    amazon.com

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They are so cozy warm. Not bulky. I can go for walks or just lounge around the house in them. Having to be at home all the time these days during the pandemic, I wanted shoes that felt like a slipper but give more support. And they aren't weighing me down like the taller Ugg boots. I will wear these everywhere...in every season. Thank you, Ugg!" —Amy Del Santo

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and three colors).

    14. Runway-ready rhinestone slip-on flats with an open back. These suede shoes are super comfy and and have a soft faux leather in- and outsole.

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    Promising review: "Reviewers recommend sizing up! I recently treated myself to these and forgot to do so, but they still fit well (my heel is just a teeeeeny bit over the edge in the back, but I don't mind because they stay on my foot more easily). I'm honestly obsessed — I can't believe how affordable they were, especially considering how high fashion they look. They just make me smile!!! The grippy soles give a nice cushion and are for some reason printed with fruit designs? Can't explain it but only adds to the happy feet feels these give me. Oh, and they're compliment magnets on Insta, too." —BuzzFeed Writer, Katy Herman

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–10.5 and three colors).

    15. Unisex color-block sneakers that are handcrafted by angels using a soft linen fabric for the interior. They envelop your feet so they feel as snug as a bug in a rug, aka your sore soles already thank you.

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

    Domo Ink is Black woman–owned small business based out of Jurupa Valley, California!

    Promising review: "These shoes are well-made and comfortable. The colors are just like the picture. These are perfect warm-weather shoes!" —Kathryn Lindrose

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

    16. Ugg slipper slides that combine the best parts of a warm winter jacket, fluffy towel, and plush comforter into one item.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "First thing that needs to be said is that Uggs are great! They're warm, they're cozy, and you can just slide them on when you're freezing — I won't hear otherwise! They're not exactly high fashion, but they don't *need* to be when it's a straight-up polar vortex outside. So when I saw these Ugg slipper slides with an elastic back, I just had to buy a pair. I don't know what it is about them I find the cutest: the slightly sporty elastic, the Michelin Man–esque plush rolls on top, or the chunky bottoms that give you a little extra height. AND they have all the comfort of a slip-on slide, but without the feeling that your foot is going to fall out any second.

    "They have a hard sole, so you can wear them as indoor slippers, half-indoor-half-outdoor take-out-the-trash shoes, or real regular shoes (aka what I'm going to use them for). When it's still warm-ish out, I'm going to wear them with my toes poking through, but they're also going to be *so* cute with socks (team socks + sandals 'til I die!!!!!). And they're SO SOFT AND COMFY! I'm prepared to live in these all fall. Paired with leggings and a blazer? It's the perfect 'Ugh, I can barely make today happen' work outfit. I honestly want to get another pair in another of the cute colors...or the leopard print. Oh, and just FYI, I ended up sizing down in these!" —BuzzFeed Editor Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get them from Amazon for $99.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in 26 colors).

    17. Swedish wooden clogs — close your eyes and imagine tripping and your bare foot slipping right out of open-back clogs and onto the city street (yuck!). These are fashionable and clumsy-proof.

    Model wearing clogs
    Sandgrens / Etsy

    The clogs are handmade from European lime wood and vegetable-dyed leather with a wooden base and rubber sole.

    Sandgrens is a small business based in Paryd, Sweden, founded by Christer and Lena Carlsson. They specialize in handmade flat clogs, high-heel clogs, and clog boots for men and woman.

    Promising review: "These are the best clogs ever! I haven’t taken them off since I received them! I am in love with the color. The style and height are perfect. I highly recommend! I will be purchasing more." —E Bliss

    Get it from Sandgrens on Etsy for $209 (available in sizes 6–9).

    18. Chunky Filas, which are Gen Z and Gen X approved. These classic kicks are back in style but no one is complaining because they're fashionable and ultra cozy.

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    Promising review: "Finally, a shoe I can brag on. Fits great, very comfortable, I wear these at work, light track, and the gym. Got a great feel and I'm gonna get another pair in white. The reason I'm writing is because I'm very particular about shoes and hard to please. First time no insert needed, #very cool shoe, many compliments." —Harold R.

    Get them from Amazon for $58.50+ (available in sizes 5–11).

    19. Snake-print booties that are absolutely perfect for anyone who isn't afraid to make a bold fashion statement with their footwear.

    Model wearing snake print boots
    Lily's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman–owned online boutique that was founded by Kemetria Lilly in 2012. The shop is based out of Houston and offers unique and glamorous clothes, shoes, and accessories.

    Get it from Lily's Kloset for $20 (originally $42, available in sizes 6–11).

    20. Cross-strap ballerina flats that put a fun spin on a classic style. These are year-round staples because you can wear them in any weather, plus they'll add a little bit of spice to even the most casual outfit.

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    Promising review: "These shoes are absolutely adorable! I got my usual size 6 and they fit perfectly. No room to spare, but not uncomfortably small. Plus the slight cushion at the bottom makes them feel comfortable. These shoes are very feminine and everything I could ask for in a flat shoe. Very happy with this purchase. I can’t wait until spring and summer to rock them with dresses and shorts. I ordered another pair in black and one in multi." —Melanie_and_David

    Get them from Amazon for $14.19+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and in 24 colors).

    21. Chunky heel boots so you can rock a cute fall shoe while it's still summer — the relaxed opening and height ensure that everything above your ankles get some air.

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    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable booties I have ever worn. The footbed is divine. I would seriously like to thank the genius that designed them. I can walk all day in them in the city and my feet feel great. I have both black and toffee leather — very soft leather, which I like. I did take another reviewer's advice and treated them with beeswax sealer before wearing. So, they are holding up pretty well considering how much daily wear and abuse they've had." —M.Jerge

    Get it from Amazon for $26.03+ (available in sizes 5–13, wide and regular sizes, and 32 styles).

    22. Slip-on loafers that are lined with memory foam that'll act as a high-end mattress for your feet. These are the perfect everyday shoe because you can slide them on and off in seconds and they're super comfy.

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    Some reviewers say these shoes run big and recommend ordering a size down.

    Promising review: "These shoes are so comfy! Really feel like I’m walking on clouds. For the price, I was not expecting much but I was very pleasantly surprised. I listened to other reviews and ordered half a size down (I’m a 7 but ordered 6.5) and they fit perfectly with a little extra room for comfort! I’ve been wearing them for about a week and they are holding up well from light walking. Highly recommend if you want reasonably priced everyday shoes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 29 styles).

    23. Low chunky-heel pumps that will have a permanent spot by your door because you'll wear them so often. Thankfully, they come in 24 different colors so you can switch it up.

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    Promising review: "Super-duper cute heels. I wore these for my wedding. I could not find a pair of shoes that looked good with my outfit *and* were comfortable enough to wear all afternoon/evening. I took a chance on these and they arrived just in time two days before the wedding. They fit perfectly, and because of the sturdy heel and ankle strap they were comfortable and easy to walk in. I wore them through the outdoor ceremony and photos, dinner and dancing, and then out to drinks afterwards and my feet did not complain." —Geneva Thompson

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 24 colors).

    24. Kenneth Cole ankle boots for anyone who wants a sturdy, stylish, dependable shoe that can take a lot of wear and tear.

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    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give them a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes on Amazon after finding them on a different site for $40 more. I've been wearing them every day for a week. I live in NYC and I walk A LOT. They are mostly really comfortable. Breaking them in, the toes area can feel a little tight. But I really love them and I can tell they'll get more and more comfortable as I wear them!S Marshall

    Get it from Amazon for $33.26+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in eight styles).

    25. Suede thigh-high boots that will turn heads faster than a new contestant entering Love Island midway through the season.

    4Twenty4

    4Twenty4 is a Black woman–owned boutique based in Seattle that stocks all kinds of chic-but-affordable fashion finds.

    Get them from 4Twenty4 for $65 (available in sizes 6.5–10).

    26. A splurgy pair of runway-ready gold-chain flats. These suede shoes are super comfy and and have a leather in- and outsole.

    Aminah Abdul Jillil

    Aminah Abdul Jillil is a woman-owned business based in Anchorage, Alaska, that sells footwear.

    Get it from Aminah Abdul Jillil for $445 (available in sizes 6–11).

    27. Cole Haan mid-calf boots so you can walk into autumn in style. These offer a lot of stretch so you can tuck your jeans inside or just wear them with socks and a skirt.

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    Promising review: "This is a very comfortable boot — especially as I have a hard time finding boots/shoes that fit around the width of my foot. Plus there's a little padding on the bottom so the strike on the ground is a bit cushioned. What a great find." —NF

    Get it from Amazon for $36.79+ (available in sizes 5–9 and in two colors).

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