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    27 Shoes Reviewers Said They Barely Had To Break In

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

    1. Low chunky-heel pumps that are so unbelievably comfy and versatile you'll want to snatch up all 24 colors.,

    Promising review: "These have been comfortable since the start. Didn't have to break in at all. Doesn't make my feet hurt at the end of the day. Low block heel is comfortable but adds an extra touch to any outfit." —Courtney

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

    2. Platform lace-up oxfords to take fashionable comfort to new heights with all-over perforation so your feet can breathe, and surprisingly lightweight anti-skid soles. You'll just have to worry about carrying the weight of all these compliments!,

    Promising review: "Really nice! I will probably order another pair in black. These shoes had zero issues needing to break in. Way more supportive and cushioned than I expected. Got several compliments!" —Bebe

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and in 10 colors).

    3. Floral-print sneakers if you're tired of wearing your chunky white kicks for *everything*. This low-profile style goes great with dresses, jeans, and everything in between.


    Promising review: "Super cute! I got the pink and the colors are very vibrant. They didn’t need any breaking in." —alisonlikes

    Get them from Target for $14.99 (available in sizes 5–12 and in two colors).

    4. Wear-everywhere ballet flats with an elasticized topline for a no-slip fit you won't dread standing around in all day.,

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

    Promising review: "I was a little hesitant to buy these because I can be a shoe snob. I was also concerned that they’d be too narrow. I have normal width feet. I purchased the size I usually wear and they fit perfectly. Snug enough to stay put and not rub, but not so snug they leave marks on my feet or make me feel like my feet are being strangled. They were comfortable enough to wear eight-plus hours on the first day without breaking them in at all. They have no arch support or really any support. They really feel like walking around barefoot, which would be my personal preference. I’m really impressed with these shoes." —Lindsey Jane

    Get them from Amazon for $18.53+ (available in sizes 5–15, two widths, and in 36 colors).

    5. Slip-on suede mules so you can earn ALL the style points without paying for it in blisters and bunions later.


    Promising review: "I bought these in the cognac color. They are a fall closet staple and go with everything. I wore them for a day when I did a lot of walking around at my work and they were comfy without having to break them in." —Chelko

    Get them from DSW for $24.98+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in two colors).

    6. Polished-leather ankle boots because the best shoes are the ones that are comfortable but don't look comfortable.,

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

    Promising review: "Wore these straight out of the box with no socks, no break-in period. Worth every penny." —tacmup

    Get them from Amazon for $55.38+ (available in sizes 5–13, two widths, and in 38 styles).

    7. Ugg ankle boots that can play the part of supportive slippers or cozy going-out shoes with equal success. They've got all the comfort you've come to know and love from Uggs in a shorter style that won't weigh you down.,

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

    Promising review: "The bootie is a little hard getting on the first time but relaxes quickly. The size and fit were true. I took off a star because I have many Ugg boots and I think the sheepskin lining is considerably thinner than others. Can easily be used as slippers. Versatile! Shipped quickly and delivered on the day promised. I would purchase again." —Philly49

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in 10 colors).

    8. Chic Reebok sneakers to finish your look with a sporty pop of color that'll get you noticed while you get your steps in.


    Promising review: "As soon as I saw these online, I knew I had to have them! The bright yellow is so fun, and somewhat retro — definitely true to the color shown online. These are so lightweight, soft, and comfortable — yet still provide support. I've personally never owned Reebok sneakers before, but will definitely purchase again in the future as I'm so in love with these. True to size, and didn't need to 'break in' at all, which is really important and definitely proves how comfy these are." —sarah716

    Get them from DSW for $49.98+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in three colors).

    9. These slip-on cork sandals if you've had your eyes on ~another~ pair of pricier, cushioned kicks and have been holding out for a good dupe. Here she is.,

    FYI — a whole bunch of reviewers compare these to Birkenstocks, saying they offer loads of comfort for a great price.

    Promising review: "It’s true these are more comfortable than Birkenstocks. I will be buying more of these they are extremely comfortable right out of the box, unlike Birkenstocks that take several weeks to break in. The footbed is soft and cushy; even on your heels it has a cushion. I do not know if they will last as long in Birkenstocks but for the price you can’t beat it." —Ashley

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–13, two widths, and in 15 colors).

    10. Allbirds low-top sneakers made from Earth- and feet-friendly eucalyptus fibers that are exceptionally lightweight and breathable — not to mention machine washable. Can your current sneakers say the same?


    Promising review: "I bought these to walk around Disney World and they were perfect. Comfortable out of the box, breathable, and stylish. We walked around 10 miles every day and these worked out great." —Charrissa L.

    Get them from Allbirds for $98 (available in sizes 5–11 and in seven colors).

    11. Block-heel sandals for when you have no patience (or bag space) to mess with commute shoes and need a pair that can see you through hours on your feet and look good doing it.,

    Promising review: "If I could I’d give these sandals 10 stars! There’s no breaking-in period with these, they’re so comfy from the very start. I spend most of the day on my feet at work and with these, I don’t feel any discomfort whatsoever! The best thing is they’re so pretty! I love these shoes!" —Veronica Diaz

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and in six colors).

    12. Patent Franco Sarto vegan-leather loafers with thick rubber lug soles so you can stomp around sidewalks in head-to-toe sophistication and leave the arsenal of blister bandages at home.,

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

    Promising review: "I got these shoes because I wanted something that looked professional but was a 'flat.' They have a chunky sole, which gives them a fresh look but all of the comfort of a ballet flat. They were a little tight initially, but they stretched out within the first day of wearing. ZERO BREAK IN, even when worn with no socks. Not a single blister and I've been wearing them for a week. HIGHLY recommend." —lid101

    Get them from Amazon for $89 (available in sizes 5–11 and in five colors).

    13. Lace-up waterproof booties because not every drizzly day calls for a bulky knee-high rubber-boot situation. These will still keep your feet dry when duty calls, but you'll likely find yourself wearing them when the sun is shining, too.


    Promising review: "These boots are made so well! They are unbelievably comfortable; there is no need to break them in. The first day wearing them I stood for several hours and had no trouble at all. These are by far my favorite boots. I will be getting more in the future." —Lisakay

    Get them from Amazon for $189.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and in eight colors).

    14. Or a pair of Chelsea rainboots with over 11,000 5-star ratings that's ruining my standards for other shoes. Cute, functional, *and* comfortable for under $30? Pinch me.,

    Promising review: "These have become my favorite shoes. They are so comfortable; they didn't give me blisters or sores or anything. Normally it takes a few days to break my shoes in but these babies were ready straight out of the box. I love how versatile they are. I've worn them hiking, dressed them down with leggings and hoodies/T-shirts, dressed them up with sweaters, dresses, and tights, and no matter what they look and feel amazing. For the price, this is a steal in my opinion. If you're on the brink and can't decide, GET THEM. I don't think you'll regret it." —Nicole Lawson

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in 14 colors).

    15. Teva Tirra sandals with super-supportive molded insoles to treat your feet to sneaker-level comfort while still showing off your pedicure.

    a reviewer photo of a pair of feet wearing gray Teva sandals

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

    I cannot say enough wonderful things about these sandals. I got them last year hoping for a 2020 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.

    Get them from Amazon for $79.85+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in two colors).

    16. Slip-on sneakers with memory foam soles and perforated detailing if you view laces as just one more thing in life that's trying to tie you down.,

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

    Promising review: "I love these slip-ons! They are extremely comfortable and stretchy. No need to 'break them in' and they didn't irritate my heels after long-time wear like Vans slip-ons do — no need for bandages :). I will definitely be buying these again and again!" —MichelleAColgan

    Get them from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 18 styles).

    17. A pair of pointed-toe pumps so you can rock that job interview, dance the night away, or, heck, even run for office in shoes with looks that can kill, but won't kill your feet.,

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

    Promising review: "I had to buy new heels fast and had no time to break them in before being on my feet ALL NIGHT LONG. These heels were an absolute blessing!! So comfortable! Now I want another color (just in case)." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $33.29+ (available in sizes 5–11, two widths, and in six styles).

    18. Elastic strappy sandals with memory foam soles for a quick and easy slip-on that's like the chameleon of shoes — they'll blend with whatever you pair them with.


    Promising review: "Went to NYC for a long weekend and packed these along with a pair of sneakers. After one day, my feet couldn’t handle sneakers anymore so I switched over to these sandals and wish I had worn these from the get-go. They are SO COMFY, zero break-in time needed. The only downside is that the ankle could be tight on certain people and may bother you. It wasn’t that tight for me and didn’t bother as much!" —sabkid

    Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and in two colors).

    19. Streamlined heeled booties because if you're going to walk the walk, you need chic shoes you can actually walk in.,

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable shoes I own! They didn’t need time to break in at all and are super cute for work and nights out. Love!!!" —AA47

    Get them from Amazon for $26.34+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 13 colors).

    20. Adidas knit sneakers with loads of 5-star reviews touting just how lightweight and comfortable they are. Now you can spend less time thinking about how hot and achy your feet are and more time planning your Stardew Valley farm.,

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

    Promising review: "I’m on my feet all day at a children’s dental office. I have every color option in these shoes (that were available on Amazon) and love them. Even wearing them the first day I got them in, no sore feet. You don’t need to 'break them in,' they come comfortable. Great support, fits as expected (I wear a 7.5, the same as I wear in any Nike shoe) and are great for the gym, too. I recently switched from Nike brand to Adidas and haven’t been disappointed." —Kristi

    Get them from Amazon for $31.97+ (available in sizes 4–12 and in 40 styles).

    21. Flat braided sandals to make your feet look (and feel) like they're on vacation, even when you're just popping to the store for eggs.,

    Promising review: "The comfort of these sandals really surprised me. Typically a strappy, flat-soled shoe like this requires some break-in and can't be worn for long periods, but that's not the case with these. They just arrived and I had a trip planned to Hearst Castle (lots of walking) and my regular sandals broke. Threw these sandals on but brought a back pair of tennis shoes just in case I needed to change. Never needed to change them, from the car ride to walking around on the castle tour through the evening I didn't have any problems at all. Really amazed!" —Trish in CA

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 23 styles).

    22. Staple Sam Edelman leather riding boots if you're looking to get away with wearing leggings in public as much as possible this fall. Pair with a chunky sweater and these knee-high beauties and you're ready for apple picking.


    Promising review: "I was on the hunt for a simple, no-frills boot that is classic! I love this boot. The leather is so soft and there was no break-in period for them. It is my favorite boot ever." —Lori S

    Get them from Zappos for $110.05+ (available in sizes 4–11.5, two widths, and in two colors).

    23. Knit pointed flats made from recycled water bottles for a shoe that's light on your feet and the planet. And if they ever start to look a little dingy — don't worry — these shoes are 100% machine washable.


    Reviewers recommend ordering a half size up to give your toes a little extra wiggle room.

    Promising review: "So comfortable and very lightweight!! It’s definitely my work shoes from here on out! I’m so glad that I didn’t need to break them in either. My feet are more on the wide side and they fit perfectly! Vey true to size. Will definitely be getting a different color next!" —Jasmine M.

    Three BuzzFeed writers tested these flats — check out their super in-depth Rothy's flats review for more helpful info!

    Get them from Rothy's for $145 (available in sizes 5–13 and in 14 styles).

    24. Lace-up combat boots so you can comfortably walk on into life's little battles, like snagging the best parking space in the company lot or making it out of Ikea without filing for divorce.,

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

    Promising review: "I was very pleasantly surprised by these. They’re great shoes in general, but at this price point they’re exceptional. These have been my go-to everyday shoe since I bought them about six weeks ago and they still look great. They are comfortable to stand in for hours; no issues with pinching or rubbing, and no real breaking-in period. The sole has enough grip to walk over some ice or snow, but it’s not insulated so I wouldn’t recommend it for extended use in the snow." —JB

    Get them from Amazon for $35.90+ (available in sizes 5–13 and in two colors).

    25. Timeless block heel mules with a slim buckled strap that'll make converts out of non–heel wearers with how comfortable they are.

    Ma’am Shoes

    Ma’am Shoes is a woman-owned small biz creating staple shoes that are built to last and, most importantly, are comfortable enough to see you through your busy day. Thei use environmentally responsible packaging and work exclusively with local LA-based manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions.

    Sometimes it feels like my feet are made of paper with how easily they blister. So when a brand markets itself as having a focus on stylish comfort, I am all ears. Fresh out of the box, I wore these red beauties out to dinner (a 20-minute walk each way) and my feet were no worse for wear. So I decided to put them through the ultimate test — a wedding. Even after hours of dancing, my feet felt great and I got loads of compliments. A statement shoe that really does look and feel great? *Big swoon.*

    Get them from Ma’am Shoes for $300+ (available in sizes 4.5–11 and in five styles).

    26. Squishy nonslip slippers to wear inside or out for loads of comfort and support without the foot-sweating side effects of your fuzzy-wuzzy slippers.,

    Promising review: "Love them! So comfortable! Really your feet will not sweat. I notoriously have sweaty feet and nothing but perfection here. I just moved so I’m walking a ton of laps in my new place. They are great! Easy to slide on. Walk the dog. No breaking in! They are better than my Crocs! 😜" —Laura Green

    Get them from Amazon for $16.55+ (available in sizes 4.5–12 and in 11 colors).

    27. Lace-up loafers with over 25,000 5-star ratings that reviewers say are remarkably lightweight, easy to slip on and off, and super flexible — sort of like if a slipper and a sneaker got together and had a best-of-both-worlds baby.,

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable shoes right out of the box! No need to break them in, they are the best. Hey Dudes are true to size. Definitely going to order more." —Caigesmama

    Get them from Amazon for $54.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in 34 styles).

    When you find the perfect, comfy-out-of-the-box shoes:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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