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    26 Pairs Of Comfy Shoes Under $40

    From boots and sneakers to pumps and sandals, cute shoes that'll be as easy on your feet as they are on your wallet.

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    1. A pair of lace-up over-the-knee riding boots you'll want to wear pretty much everywhere — and who's stopping you?,

    Heel measures approximately 2.5".

    Promising review: "These were comfortable all night. The first time I ever wore them I was at a birthday party at a club and danced in them for five hours. My legs and feet hurt a little bit after but if I only danced for like three hours, I would've felt no pain whatsoever. I received compliments and they were very comfortable. The laces kept coming untied until I knotted them AND tucked them into the top of the boot." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.87+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 14 colors).

    2. Faux-suede, chunky-heeled ankle-strap sandals that reviewers swear are some of the most comfortable heels they've ever worn.,

    Heel measures approximately 3 3/8".

    Promising review: "Let me start off by saying how obsessed I am with these shoes. They are the MOST comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I'm going to order the other colors. I've worn these shoes all day, and I can go on all night too. However, I recommend anyone interested in buying these shoes to go a half size smaller. You won't regret it." —Mj

    Get them from Amazon for $17.52+ (available in sizes 4.5-11.5 and in 15 colors).

    3. Wedge booties you can pair with jeans or dressier looks alike throughout out the seasons.,

    Heel measures approximately 2.75" and platform is 0.25".

    Promising review: "My goodness, I could seriously wear these shoes all day long! They are fabulous! They don't squish my toes or the sides of my feet, are easy to walk in, and they don't rub my ankles. Plus, the neutral color is great because it matches with everything." —Kacie D.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 22 colors).

    4. A pair of lightweight, mesh-upper casual sneakers that, I'm just warning you now, you may never want to take off once you've slipped 'em on. (You probably shouldn't wear them to bed, though.)

    Sizing up half a size is recommended if you have wide feet.

    Promising review: "So very comfortable. Great walking shoe. Top part is some kind of knit mesh fabric that feels very sock-like, so it doesn't put any pressure on any part of the top of the foot, which means no blisters or rubbing anywhere. I imagine it would be a good summer shoe to wear without socks, but I haven't tried that yet. Bottom has decent cushioning. As for sizing, I ignored the listed US/Euro sizes and went by measurement and fit turned out well. I usually wear US size 8 and ordered what they have listed as 8.5. The size inside the shoe says 39. The inside footbed feels a little narrow, so if you have wide, flat feet you might want to beware. EDIT: Six months later and I have worn these so much that I've worn off all the tread on the soles. I am ordering another pair of the same exact ones. They have been great in hot weather and do not make my feet smell when worn without socks. I've thrown them into the washing machine (wore them for hiking) and they've come out fine." —J. Lee

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in 21 colors).

    5. Cozy mid-calf snow boots to keep you comfy the whole day through no matter what the elements have in store.

    Heel measures approximately 1.5" and platform 0.8".

    Promising review: "I was looking high and low for a good pair of snow boots knowing I was going to Upstate NY in -10-degree weather and lots of snow. I was going to go with a pair of Columbia boots but decided to save myself a lot of money and try out these. I’m so thrilled that these boots keep me warm, dry, and look good too! I ordered a size up, I’m normally a 9 but I ordered a 10 and they fit perfect! I wore these both with regular socks and with thick thermal socks. Either way kept my feet nice and warm. I wore these for four days in the snow, negative degree weather, and for snow tubing in the mountains. These are so impressive, I’m so happy with my purchase! Oh and they’re very soft and comfy inside and actually WATERPROOF which was what I wanted! :)" —Jayme

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in 17 colors).

    6. Open-toe crochet-detail heels that might just become your new dancin' shoes — several reviewers have even rocked them on their wedding day!,

    Heel measures approximately 4" and platform is 1".

    Promising review: "First...I don't do well in heels but let's face it! They don't make sexy 2" heels so I took a chance on these for a New Year's weekend black-tie-optional wedding. I would have been satisfied if I wore them for two hours and then shed them for the dance floor. I wore these beautiful shoes, like Lionel Richie would say, ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!!! My husband and I couldn't believe it. They look great and the platform and around-the-ankle strap made me feel so stable and comfy. I even danced in them!!! I highly recommend these beautiful shoes and the price is astounding!" —E. Peters

    Get them from Amazon for $16.77+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in eight colors).

    7. Some strappy ankle booties with a chunky heel you can easily get away with wearing to the office and to the club.

    Heel measures approximately 3".

    Promising review: "These boots are exactly as pictured. They are comfortable and I have gotten a lot of compliments on them. They’re also very versatile and go with anything. Jeans and a cute top or a dress! Since I wasn’t sure what the sizing would be like, I ordered a half size up. It wasn’t necessary but with my socks, it’s not too bad. I would order your normal size." —Sara Marie Paisley

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 18 colors/styles).

    8. Adorable slip-on flatform sneakers that'll give you just a lil' lift and make you feel like you're wearing cozy slippers all day long.,

    Platform measures approximately 1".

    Promising review: "These shoes are adorable. I got them in pink, and they're true to the color shown. I ordered a 6.5, my regular shoe size and they seem to me to fit true to size. They're super comfortable, they don't pinch anywhere, slide on and off easily. I love them. Will probably order every color available!" —A. Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6-10.5 and in purple, pink, and black).

    9. Sexy pointed-toe stilettos that are the ultimate trifeca: easy on the eyes, on your feet, and on your wallet.,

    Heel measures approximately 4" and platform 0.5".

    Promising review: "I was not expecting to love these shoes as much as I do. I expected them to be cute (and they were) but they are also so comfortable. I wore them to a wedding and was in them for many many hours and my feet didn't hurt even a little bit. They're definitely the most comfortable heels I've ever worn." —Emily Czajowski

    Get them from Amazon for $18.68+ (available in sizes 5-9 and in 20 colors).

    10. A seriously showstopping embroidered ankle boot you'll be searching for excuses to wear weekly, because it's basically a work of art.

    Nordstrom Rack

    Heel measures approximately 3.25".

    Promising review: "They are very comfortable and required no breaking-in time. I've worn them to two parties that were many hours, I performed in them and danced. They were a big hit with both women and men." —Boho Rose

    Get them from Nordstrom Rack for $39.97 (available in sizes 6-7.5).

    11. A Sanuk Yoga Sling sandal, designed with a footbed made out of a padded yoga mat (hence the name) and quite possibly the most comfortable sandals to ever grace your appreciative feet.,

    These cult-favorite thong flip-flops are available in nearly 100 different colors and designs, so you might want to stock up! Read more about 'em here.

    Promising review: "I have plantar fasciitis, and so I need supportive, cushy footwear. My feet are also a bit on the chubby side, so I can't wear 'normal' sandals because they are always too tight...which means I normally just have to settle for flip-flops, which are not always the perfect match for the outfit and situation that I am in. These sandals are perfect! They look dressy enough to wear with a nice summery dress out to dinner, and yet not so stuffy that I couldn't throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt and head out to the park. They are a DREAM to walk in!!! The 'strap' material is stretchy enough to accommodate moving around and walking, and yet supportive enough to feel like these shoes won't fall off. The cushion is perfectly squishy without being too squishy — just enough squish for my plantar fasciitis to be happy walking in these all day. Worth every penny!" —Scano the Mano

    Get them from Amazon for $9.50+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 95 colors).

    12. These sporty sneakers so comfy and breathable, you'll want to keep them wearing them long after your gym sesh.

    Promising review: "Love these shoes! I have been meaning to post, but these shoes are great quality. I always get compliments every time I wear them. So lightweight, great for walking inside and outdoors. Soft, breathable material and flexible, yet extremely comfortable. Have worn to travel through the airport, walking a few miles to class, and even to the gym." —kylee Gentile

    Get them from Amazon for $13.29+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 21 colors).

    13. Over-the-knee boots in a ton of faux-suede and faux-leather designs that fit reviewers with a variety of calf sizes like a glove.,,

    Heal measures approximately 0.5".

    Promising review: "I usually wear a size 7–7 1/2 and I ordered an 8 to be safe, I love these boots! they are extremely comfortable and go just above my knee. I'm 5'6" and have very skinny legs so it's hard to find boots that don't make my legs look like they're swimming. I ordered the beige because after reading comments I gathered that they were more of a brown and they are." —Ciara

    Get them from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 22 colors).

    14. A pair of hiker boots so cute, you'll suddenly be coming up with creative new excuses to go hiking — or just long walks around your neighborhood.


    Heel measures approximately 1.5".

    Promising review: "These are so adorable! They make my large feet look small. True to size, and very comfortable from the first wear. Can’t wait to wear these when the snow falls." —Wolfsbreath

    Get them from Target for $37.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    15. Classic pumps you'll find yourself reaching for every single time you've got a fancy occasion to attend — there's nothing you can't pair with them!,

    Heel measures approximately 4".

    Promising review: "These are the perfect pumps. I ordered a half size up, and they are great. They're easy to walk in and don't put your foot at an awkward angle. They are incredibly comfortable." —Hector A.

    Get them from Amazon for $18.68+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in 32 colors).

    16. These impossibly chic platform lace-up booties you'll feel freakin' invincible in.,

    Heel measures approximately 4.72", and platform 1.37".

    Promising review: "I love these boots! They are so comfortable and so very sexy! I am a heavy girl with thick calves and a weak ankle. These come above my ankle, so I can tie them tight like ice skates. They have really good tread on the bottom, so I can strut around town or just in the bedroom with confidence!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes 4-13.5, 14, 15 and in black, brown, and beige).

    17. Some fun and funky T-strap platform heels that'll undoubtedly be the focal point of any outfit — apologies to that pretty dress you're wearing!,

    Heel measures approximately 5.4" and platform 1.75".

    Promising review: "These are amazing heels! They're actually the first pair of heels that I've ever owned that are comfortable to wear. I'm extremely happy with this purchase! If you are at all thinking about trying this item, do yourself a favor and buy them now. I'm considering ordering a second pair in a different color." —Public Name (required)

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes 6.5-10, 11, 12, and in 14 colors).

    18. A classy pair of low-heel ankle booties perfect for the office or for a casual weekend look.,

    Heel measures approximately 1.75".

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They are really comfortable, and exactly what I was looking for! I ordered my normal size and they fit perfectly, but maybe order a size up if you have wider feet." —ellmichelle

    Get them from Amazon for $21.28+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in four colors).

    19. Block-heel pumps to wear to all those spring weddings on your calendar — they're available in 20 colors, so you're sure to find one that matches every look in your closet.,

    Heel measures approximately 3.75".

    Promising review: "Beautiful and comfortable all night, even while wearing a heavy gown. I'm a plus-sized woman with wide feet (and buntings) and these were perfect. Didn't cut into my feet and were simple — exactly what I wanted." —Natalia Y.

    Get them from Amazon for $21+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 20 colors).

    20. This super-stylish chunky-heeled take on your everyday combat boot that you'll be able to walk for hours in comfortably.,

    Heel measures approximately 3.5" and platform 0.75".

    Promising review: "I've been wearing these shoes nonstop since I've received them and have worn them for more than eight hours at a time. They are so comfortable; just make sure you get the right size! While reading the reviews, it seemed the consensus was to order a half size up, however, the half size was way too big around the ankle. I would say order your normal size. You can't go wrong with these." —Han

    Get them from Amazon for $29.50+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    21. Structured ankle-strap sandals that totally look more expensive than they are, so you may want to stock up on a few colors to have ready in time for sandal season.,,

    Promising review: "Most comfortable sandals I have ever owned! They feel a bit loose in the front, but they're so soft that if they were tighter I'm sure they would give you blisters. The gold color dresses up any outfit without making it look like you're trying too hard. I love that I can wear these to church or to class." —Natojan

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 14 colors).

    22. A sleek-as-hell monochrome bootie to complete that mod look you're going for.


    Heel measures approximately 2".

    Promising review: "These are great shoes! I got them in leopard and they will go with everything this season. The heel height is perfect. It's not too high and super comfortable and easy to walk in. I would say as all Target shoes do these run about a half size small. I have learned to buy all shoes at Target a half size larger than I wear anywhere else." —Kate

    Get them from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 5-12 in regular and wide, and in white, black, and leopard print).

    23. Classic, lightweight ballerina flats that are anything but frumpy-looking.,

    Promising review: "The more that you wear these shoes, the more comfy they become! I can walk around in them all day, and I get a ton of compliments on them. I usually feel frumpy wearing flats, but that's certainly not the case with these — I just ordered the beige color, and I might get the leopard print. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SHOES!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $8.51+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 25 colors).

    24. A sophisticated V-cut ankle bootie, because you need a new go-to shoe that pairs with everything in your wardrobe for those days you're running late to work.


    Heel measures approximately 0.75".

    Promising review: "SO comfortable and cute! I've been wearing them to work every day, and they are a very comfortable, everyday option for me (and I am very active at my job!). The leather is nice and soft enough to bend with my foot. They are also so cute and the cognac color is perfect for everyday, casual wear, but can also be dressed up more for night. I've gotten so many compliments on them already :) I'm about to order them in black too." —Jacquelyn

    Get them from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes 5-11 in regular and wide sizes and in black and cognac).

    25. An adorable chunky-heeled strappy shoe you know you can totally see yourself wearing on your next date night or girls' night out.

    Heel measures approximately 3".

    Promising review: "These shoes are so comfortable! I don’t ever wear heels, and it’s like I don’t have heels on when I wear these! They are super cute and true to size. I will be ordering other colors!" —Becky Coit

    Get them from Amazon for $22.89+ (available in sizes 6, 7-8, 9, 10-10.5 and in nine colors).

    26. And a lace-up everyday sneaker — for commuting, running errands, and everything in between — that your feet will truly thank you for buying.

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    This is one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for best everyday casual sneaker!

    Get them from Asos for $24 (available in sizes 5-11).

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