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    27 Comfy Shoes For Anyone Who Spends A Huge Chunk Of Time Of Standing, Walking, Or Running

    With all the zipping around you do, it's time to give your feet a lil' treat.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

    1. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure running shoes to take your morning run or casual stroll to the next level. You'll truly feel like you're walking on a ~cloud~ thanks to the soft cushioning that hugs your feet.

    reviewer wearing the sneakers in cloud white
    another reviewer wearing sneakers in silver green

    Former BuzzFeed editor Marquaysa Battle is *all* about these sneakers: "I own a black pair of these and they're seriously one of the comfiest friggin' sneakers I've ever worn (the other is a pair of New Balance) in my 29 years of life. The 'Cloudfoam' insole really does make it feel like your feet are walking on clouds. I thought that feeling might go away after several months of wear but the sneakers remain fluffy and relaxing. The sneakers were so comfortable that I started wearing them to the gym, to work, and even matching them with cute dresses for going-out looks. You'll probably want to order two pairs of these babies so you don't wear out a single pair after you fall in love. I bought my mom a pair as well."

    Get them from Amazon for $48.71+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 22 colors — not all colors available in all sizes).

    2. Some vibrant handmade huaraches if your ideal shoe is one that's both supportive and bursting with color. Reviewers can't stop raving bout how comfy these cuties are.

    a model wearing the huaraches
    the same sandals propped up to show the side design
    Macarena Collection / Etsy

    Macarena Collection is a Buena Park, California-based small business with all sorts of leather sandals, embroidered Huipil shirts, and home goods.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shoes! I was greeted by the smell of sweet leather. I immediately put them on and couldn’t believe how cute they were in person! I’m normally a size 6.5 and have a wider foot across the toes. I ordered the size 6 and they fit perfectly. I wore them all day and no issues, no blisters, no 'new shoe' uncomfortableness. I would highly recommend!" —Memphis Market Co. David and Grace

    Get them from Macarena Collection on Etsy for $45.67 (originally $60.90; available in sizes 5–10; check out all their other huaraches styles here).

    3. A pair of endlessly supportive Dr. Scholl's kicks that'll have your back (and feet) through thick and thin. Sliding in and out of these is easy peasy, so they're destined to become your go-to shoes.

    FYI: These are made from recycled bottles!

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes to wear on vacation to the Grand Canyon. I did a lot of walking on that trip, and my feet never hurt and I still looked cute. Then a few months later, we went to Durango, Colorado, and did a ton of walking and again, my feet never hurt. I washed them and let them air dry several times over the next year and they came out great every time. They soon became my daily shoes to wear around the house. I have already bought a second pair to replace them so I can still look cute and be comfortable and wear the first pair when I water the garden. I would definitely recommend these shoes!" —J. Perkins

    Get them from Amazon for $50 (available in sizes 5–13, including wide sizes, and in 26 designs). 

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

    4. Teva sandals for some serious support while still allowing your feet to breathe. If being outdoorsy is your vibe, these sandals are perfect for long walks, difficult hikes, and fun-filled festivals.

    reviewer in gray Teva sandals on a canoe
    another reviewer showing close-up of navy Teva sandal

    My colleague Danielle Healy has these sandals and says: "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."

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

    Get them from Amazon for $74.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 21 colors).

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

    5. Waterproof Columbia hiking boots so you can stay on top of your fashion game while you're on top of the mountain. Whether it's a challenging hike or easy trail walking, these boots do it all.

    reviewer wearing hiking boots with red laces outside
    another reviewer showing close up of the hiking boots with red laces

    Promising review: "What else can I say other than I LOVE THESE HIKING BOOTS!!? They're literally the most comfortable and sturdy shoes I've ever had, and made several full days of hiking through different types of terrain a breeze. The high ankle support is great for rocky areas and they're definitely waterproof. I figured Columbia would be the way to go, and I was not disappointed!" —M

    Get them from Amazon for $59.98+ (available in sizes 5–12, including wide sizes, and in 17 colors).

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

    6. Birkenstock slides when you're seeking the chillest *and* most versatile sandal ever. They have a contoured footbed for extra arch support so you can spend all day walking in 'em if you want to.

    model wearing black suede slip-on birkenstocks with white ankle socks
    another model wearing the stone coin suede slide sandals
    Free People

    Promising review: "I had been eyeing the sandcastle color for a while, and I wish I had gotten these sooner. Incredibly comfortable and wearable, you can dress them up or down. I’m going on vacation soon, and these are so versatile that I think I’ll only bring these and a pair of heels." —Free People Customer

    Get them from Free People for $140+ (available in sizes 5–10.5 and in nine colors) or from Amazon for $135+ (available in sizes 5–13.5 and several colors — not all colors available in all sizes).

    7. OR, some double-buckle sandals if you've been on the hunt for a super comfy-cool sandal at a much more appealing price. They come in dozens of funky colors too.

    reviewer in navy metallic sandals
    another reviewer in light blue sandals

    Promising review: "I LOVE these sandals and have bought them in different 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 $24.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in dozens of colors).

    8. A wonderfully springy Hoka running sneaker because your feet deserve an upgrade from those old worn-out tennis shoes you've been clinging to since high school. The responsive foam provides long-lasting comfort so no amount of walking or running will take you out!

    model wearing black athletic leggings and black HOKA running shoes
    model wearing HOKA athletic shoes in sunlit mist / lilac ocean color

    Promising reviews: "I recently bought yet another pair of Hoka Cliftons because I'm going to be doing some vacation traveling and I wanted a shoe that looked a little cleaner and nicer than my everyday Cliftons...which are very well worn! I bought them in baby blue...and I love them! I've already broken them in – they are my favorite Hoka shoe." —SFGiantsLover55

    "Finally found the shoes I've been looking for! These were so comfortable right out of the box, they feel like walking on air. All that cushioning but they're still so light. Great travel shoes!" —walkaboutsheila

    Get them from Nordstrom for $145 (available in sizes 5–12, including wide sizes, and in 16 designs — not all designs available in all sizes). 

    9. A reviewer-beloved Italian leather flat — this ridiculously cushy shoe is practically guaranteed to complement every 'fit in your wardrobe. Spending hours on your feet won't seem like a big deal in these.

    model wearing the navy flats
    another model wearing the toasted almond flats

    The soft leather adapts to the shape of your foot for the perfect fit, and they even have tiny side vents to keep your feet from sweating during long walks!

    Promising review: "The most comfortable flat ever. I love how the shoe conforms to my feet. I can wear them all day long! This is my second pair!" —hanleyfam

    Get them from Everlane for $135+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 12 colors — not all colors available in all sizes). 

    10. A snazzy pair of braided block heels so getting dressed for semi-formal events will *finally* be a breeze. You'll also have a thick heel to keep you steady no matter how many hours of standing (or dancing) await.

    A pair of feet wearing black braided strap sandals
    Person wearing braided strap sandals with chunky wooden heels

    Promising review: "I adore these shoes! The braided straps are nice and flexible, so they don't dig into the tender skin on your feet when you're walking in them. I found it doesn't hurt after wearing them for extended periods of time, which I attribute to the thick heel. I only have a handful of events where I wear open-toe shoes, and these are so versatile that I can really wear them with anything! I hope they go on sale soon so I can buy a pair in mocha...if I can wait that long :)" —Jena 

    Get them from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in sizes 5–11, including wide sizes, and in 27 colors/styles).

    11. Platform lace-up oxfords with anti-skid soles that'll instantly elevate any ensemble you pull out of your closet for the day. They're basically living proof that fashion *and* comfort can coexist.

    a reviewer photo of a pair of feet wearing the platform oxfords in tan
    a reviewer photo of someone wearing jeans, the platform oxfords in navy, and a dog in the background

    Promising review: "Thought the shoes were cute and read raving reviews, so I bought them. Wow! Sooo cute and extremely comfortable! I’m so excited about these! It feels like you’re walking on a cloud and I cannot believe the price I paid for them. Amazing deal. Highly recommend! I bought my size, an 8, and they fit perfectly. They are not too narrow and they definitely don’t look like 'clown shoes' as someone mentioned. Adorable 10/10!" —Talia

    Get them from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 5–10 and in 11 colors).

    12. Greek gladiator-inspired sandals, which are a step up from flip-flops without committing to painful pumps. Plus, they're made of 100% genuine leather with light rubber soles so you can happily walk your heart out.

    model's feet wearing the tan sandals
    Christina Christi / Etsy

    Christina Christi makes gorgeous leather creations — from bags and shoes to jewelry — at her home in Athens, Greece!

    Promising review: "Lovely and comfortable. Easy to slip on and off. Barely feel the shoe. No 'wearing in,' these are great from day one. Speedy delivery. Great follow up with seller emailing to check sizing to make sure I received the right fit. Great small business practice and service. Thanks." —Nikkiolivia

    Get them from Christina Christi on Etsy for $64.52+ (originally $86.02+; available in sizes 5–10.5 and in three colors).