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    38 Pairs Of Shoes That'll Upgrade Your Collection

    There is no such thing as "too many" shoes.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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

    1. Playful slip-on espadrille flats that'll quickly become your fave shoes to run errands in on the weekend.


    Promising review: "Exactly as pictured! I normally wear an 8 and ordered an 8, and they fit perfectly. They are as comfortable as an espadrille can be. No padding or insole, but that is common with this type of shoe. Colors are vibrant and seem to be well-stitched. Will be a fun summer shoe! Very unique!" —Eric & Sherry

    Get them from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and eight styles).

    2. Basic sandals with elastic straps, so your feet won't feel constrained when you step out into humid weather.

    a reviewer's feet in the black strappy sandals

    I own a similar pair of shoes and my only regret is not owning them in every single color. They're super comfortable and airy — everything you'd want in a sandal.

    Promising review: "I love them! I am a 9.5 and got a 10 — the 10 is def a 10 so a bit bigger but good to know it is true to size. My feet sweat with certain fabrics, this one is not the case. If they had half sizes I would buy them in every color." —Lin-z Kobylanski

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in sizes 5–3XL and five colors).

    3. Beaded wedge sandals that'll make you feel like you just stepped directly into a scene from Mamma Mia!


    Promising review: "Oh my goodness I LOVE these sandals. My feet look amazing. They are comfortable to walk in despite the high heel because they are wedges. The straps around my leg fit just right." —Colleen Sinclair

    Get them from Amazon for $34.98+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 14 styles).

    4. Faux suede espadrille sandals to add the perfect finishing touch to that dress you've been dying to wear.,

    Promising review: "They are so great!! Sturdy and amazing quality for the price. Definitely considering buying them in different colors. I got my normal size and they fit great. I have wide feet and they have plenty of room." —Shelby

    Get them from Amazon for $19.87+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 57 styles).

    5. Classic jelly sandals so you can relive your childhood even though you're an adult with a full-time job and bills.


    Promising review: "These jellies are some of the best I’ve had. The plastic is soft, malleable, and easy to walk in. In other shoes I’m a 7.5/8 so, I ordered a size 8 and they fit perfectly. The heel is hollow and the shoe is lightweight, as opposed to other brands." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5–8 and 13 styles).

    6. Flats with a chic pointed toe and a tiny accent bow that may look standard to you, but are actually the same ones Meghan Markle wore in her first public appearance with Prince Harry, so they're ~special~ and you need 'em.

    the shoes in a cognac color
    Sarah Flint

    If they're good enough for Meghan Markle to wear to the Invictus Games, they're good enough for me!

    Promising review: "These were my first ever Sarah Flint shoes and it was a beautiful experience just opening the box, from the way the shoes were packed to the shoes themselves. Such an elegant and classy shoe and the quality is undeniable. The cognac leather is so rich in color and texture. It's almost a shame to wear them! I bought a slightly larger size to allow for summer wear." —Joanna C.

    Get them from Sarah Flint for $365 (available in sizes 4–12 and in eight styles).

    7. Sam Edelman rain boots that don't actually look like rain boots, so you won't have to sacrifice your outfit's entire aesthetic when your weather app lies to you and it never pours.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    My fellow BuzzFeed Editor Rebecca O'Connell is a biiiiig fan of these to say the least:

    "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 $15.31+ (available in sizes 6–13 and three styles).

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

    8. Simple Steve Madden sandals you can wear with anything in your closet, making them the perfect accessory.,

    I have these in tan and have been wearing them for over five years now! They're still super comfortable and haven't taken on any damage in all of that time.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for a sleek, minimalist, good quality sandal, these are for you! I was worried that they'd be too narrow for my wide feet, but the sandals fit perfectly. Genuine leather and speedy delivery!" —kay p

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 16 styles).

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

    9. Slip-on OLUKAI sneakers that fold down in the back like *magic* so you can slide right into 'em when you're running late, as per usual, without ruining your fresh manicure (we've all been there, right?).

    Olukai / Via,

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass is a big fan of these slip-ons:

    "These are some of my favorite shoes in my closet. They're such a classic style and really go with everything — plus the fold in the back is actually extremely useful. Once, I took a workout class and was getting ready in the dressing room after. I was able to keep my shoes on, but also get ready and not worry about my feet touching the floor (because who knows what was on there). Plus, I can just slip them on when I'm in a rush or just too lazy to put them on all the way without fear of ruining them. They show no signs of going out of style. I'm a fan."

    Get them from Amazon for $69+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and nine styles).

    10. Open toe mules with a handmade stacked block heel to add a little *somethin' somethin'* to your fall style.


    Promising review: "I had wanted these for a long time but hesitated. I’m so glad I bought them. They’re my new favorite shoes. They didn’t need to be broken in and are incredibly comfortable — definitely the most comfortable heels I’ve had. They fit true to size. These shoes are so versatile — I’ve worn them with dresses and jeans already. I’m already trying to justify buying them in another color." —Shannon F.

    Get them from Nisolo for $79 (originally $160, available in sizes 6-10 and in two colors).

    11. Allbirds Dashers that'll make you feel like you're walking on air even if you're dripping sweat and huffing 'n' puffing from your outdoor run.


    Without access to the gym last year I had to push myself to learn to run while safely social distancing (which is NOT an easy feat). I’ve had multiple foot injuries (I’m very accident prone) so choosing the right sneaker has been a challenge. I’ve tried out manyyyy different pairs but the only ones that have truly won over my heart are the Allbirds Dashers. I got them in a stunning mint green color and get tons of compliments on them. They’re super supportive, lightweight, and have held up great against months of running outdoors. Honestly, I’m already looking into buying a second pair!

    Get them from Allbirds for $125 (available in men's sizes 8–14 and 16 styles, women's sizes 5–11 and 13 styles)

    12. A pair of splurge-worthy UGG's fluffy "Oh Yeah" slippers because you might as well treat your feet to a life of luxury.

    ugg / Via, Ria Sethi

    My sister's best friend treated herself to these babies and she loves 'em! She said, "I came home for what I thought was a long weekend, but it quickly turned into six weeks. I had to basically buy a whole new wardrobe and these were definitely the best purchase." She convinced me...I snagged them in an Elle Woods–approved pink style and LOVE them. They're just as soft and fluffy as you'd imagine. I've been wearing them as my WFH shoes :).

    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 $59.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 20 styles).

    13. Classic Keds Champion canvas sneakers you can count on for a perfect fit whether you pair them with jeans or a dress. They're a must-have staple I'd be shocked to discover you don't already have in your closet.

    a reviewer in the classic white tennis shoe

    I'll never forget the time a college professor caught me on my phone trying to order the Taylor Swift x Keds collaboration version of these classic sneakers. No regrets.

    Promising review: "I purchased these shoes eight months ago and I am completely satisfied with my purchase. They fit true to size and once they are broken in, they are so comfortable. I wear them all day walking around the office every day and they are still holding up. I plan on buying another pair, they go with almost everything! I bought some no tie silicone stretchy shoe laces so I can easily slip the shoe on and off without tying." —daniel&c

    Get them from Amazon for $30.94+ (available in women's sizes 4–13, in narrow, regular, wide, and extra-wide widths, and nine colors).

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

    14. Vintage-style pumps that'll transport you back in time to another (possibly more fashionable) era.

    green pumps with a peep toe and a T-strap

    Need shoes to go with a cool dress you found while thrifting? These are the answer to your fashion prayers!

    Promising review: "This is the first time I’ve ever bought shoes online and had them actually fit! These were super cute and I got compliments all night. They run ever so slightly large, which is as good for me because I’m a very slightly large size 10. Very pleased with this purchase." —Lzo

    Get them from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 10 styles).

    15. Transparent heels in case bright colors aren't your thing but you'd still like a cute pair of shoes that'll look good with your entire wardrobe.

    black heels with transparent straps

    Promising review: "They were actually very comfortable! I had to make a extra hole in the straps to tighten them because my ankles are so small but overall ....a very good buy ! I kept them on for about three hours." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and nine styles).

    16. Mary Janes, so spectacular anyone you walk past won't be able to help but compliment you on them.


    These mismatched Mary Janes are so unique you'll find yourself planning your outfits around them.

    Promising review: "Adorable shoes! The insides are cushy and I expect they will be more comfortable than the average high heel. They seem very well made with nice, even stitching. The buckle is attached to elastic, which I appreciate as the strap won't cut into my foot when walking around. The rubber soles are awesome. No falls or slips in these. The heels are made of a hard plastic and came with extra heel caps. All in all, good quality with a lot of thought put into comfort." —Jen

    Get them from Amazon for $94.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 10 styles).

    17. Sorel Kinetic Impact Lace Sneakers with a futuristic look to them, perfect for your trip to the Year 3000 with the Jonas Brothers!

    a model in white sneakers with yellow and tan accents

    I recently snagged a pair of these in the Sea Salt/Yellow style and am *obsessed* At first I naively thought I was supposed to untie the laces — please learn from my errors and note that the laces actually do go around the bottom fo the shoe! I've gotten tons of compliments from my friends whenever I wear them. They're a fun play on the street style trend and will surely become a favorite in my sneaker line-up.

    Promising review: "I normally don't like wearing tennis shoes all day because my feet tend to sweat in them, then swell when I take them off. These are the best brand of tennis shoes I have ever owned. They feel wonderful on my arthritic feet, and my feet breathe in them all day, so they never sweat and don't swell up when I take them off. I bought a second pair in white. Well worth the money. All my other tennis shoes are going to Goodwill." —SBoo

    Get them from Amazon for $85.94+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and seven styles).

    18. Adorable chunky-heeled strappy shoes that'll amp up your outfit whether you're going on a date or spending the night with the girls.


    Promising review: "These shoes are hella sexy. My feet and calves look amazing in them. I would absolutely buy another pair. Do yourself a favor and just buy them if you haven't already!" —SuperChick

    Get them from Amazon for $43.98+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 10 styles)

    19. Leather loafer mules you can pair with pretty much anything (except maybe, sweats?) for a polished look that'll make it seem you like you've finally figured IT all out.

    mahagony mules with a pointed loafer look in the front

    I got these for my birthday last year and constantly refer to them as my "adult shoes" despite the fact I'm almost 30. The deep mahogany color really does go with e v e r y t h i n g and I always feel more stylish when I'm wearing them.

    Get them from Madewell for $128 (available in sizes 5–11 and in black or mahogany).

    20. Greats sneakers, because everyone should have a classic all-white sneaker in their wardrobe line-up. These are the perfect choice because they won't give you blisters the first time you wear them.

    Greats, Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    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 $120+ (originally $189, available in sizes 6–10 and 15 styles).

    21. Faux snakeskin heels, so you can slither into any event without anyone noticing you're late.

    faux snake skin heels with an ankle strap

    OK they might notice you're over an hour late, but they won't care for more than a second after they see you arriving in these hot heels. The block heels make them practical while the snakeskin texture makes them sexy. Win-win!

    Promising review: "OMG! These are The Most Comfortable Heels I Have Ever Worn! My feet are a bit wide, so the toes can be cramped in heels, but these fit like a glove. Most importantly though, along with looking incredibly sexy, I can walk or stand in them for hours! The perfect pair of heels to drive a man wild! I'm a very happy girl!" —Jessica Lee

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 19 styles).

    22. Platform pumps to help you add an extra glamorous touch to the outfit you've so carefully curated.,

    Promising review: "I got these to complete my 4th of July ensemble and they were perfect! Absolute showstoppers with compliments all day. With the platform, the heel itself is only an inch or so so you get the height of 3 inches and the comfort of 1 inch. Seriously though, these shoes are great, especially for the price. You won’t regret them." —Gabrielle

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes 4–11 and three colors).

    23. Reebok Women's Club C 85 vintage sneakers, available in *so* many colors you might just find yourself adding multiple pairs to your cart. My apologies to your credit card bill.

    a reviewer holding up the off white sneakers with a green reebok label

    Reviewers note to buy these in a size up from your usual shoe size!

    Promising review: "Love these shoes! I saw them in store at UO but they didn't have my size. Obviously I turned to Amazon because what doesn’t this site sell, and lo-and-behold, y’all had it. I try to pair these with almost every outfit because they’re so comfy and stylish! Recently went to Philly, where I had to walk everywhere because we didn't rent a car and these were only pair of shoes I brought (I travel light). These didn’t cramp up my feet at all as I walked over seven hours daily over the course of five days. Definitely recommend!" —Alli J

    Get them from Amazon for $38.82+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and 19 styles).

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

    24. Asics Gel Venture sneakers that have a built-in cushion to keep you feeling supported at all times. They also come in a ton of fun colors so you better believe your workout style will remain on point.,

    A few years ago I broke my foot and found I needed major support from my sneakers, not just for working out but for everyday use. I bought my first pair of Asics and never looked back. They are cushioned, comfortable, and exactly what you'd want in a sneaker — and over 12.6K Amazon customers agree!

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! I am hard to please due to plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, and lots of screws in my ankle. Great arch support and really beautifully designed shoe. The photo doesn't do them justice. They make me happy looking at them and wearing them. I only wear them to work out and they feel great! Great price too!!" —T. Discosola

    Get them from Amazon: for $59.95+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and in 10 styles).

    25. Basic pumps from Calvin Klein that are an absolute must-have for your wardrobe — you'll likely want to snag 'em in all six colors., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the color and the heel height! If you can't tolerate high heels and steep arches for long, these are perfect! They provide a trendy look without the pain and I have a pair of the Gayle pumps in black, tan, and now neon yellow. These are my favorite shoes!!! Very comfortable." —AM_customer

    Get them from Amazon for $98.95+ (available in sizes 5–10, and six colors).

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

    26. Standard flip-flops with thin straps you can buy a few pairs of to keep in your bag or the trunk of your car for last-minute excursions.

    rose gold flip flips with thin straps

    Promising review: "Love these easy, 'wear with anything' flip flops. I've worn them with a cute spring dress and then the same day, wore them with jeans! I absolutely LOVE them. Actually, I'm headed to our local Aerie tomorrow to buy them in the gold finish as well." —Karen

    Get them from Aerie for $19.95 (available in sizes 6–10 and three styles).

    27. Heeled Chinese Laundry sandals to make you say "dayyyyum girl!" when you look in the mirror., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased the sunflower yellow. The suede has a sheen to it that makes them look like a lush gold, but not in tacky cheap way. The photos, including mine, make the suede look more rough/hairy than they look. It is very smooth and soft. These are the kind of shoes that are so comfy you feel like you could run in them. I'm a size 7.5 but I purchased an 8 just to be safe and they fit prefectly. I have a wide foot and a high arch." —Christa

    Get them from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 12 styles).

    28. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars that'll look lovely with your daily uniform of leggings and a band T-shirt. What? That can't possibly be just me? You won't regret buying a fresh pair of these timeless shoes.

    a reviewer in black and white converse

    I mean, they're Converse! I've had quite a few of these over the years and the remain some of my favorite sneakers. I covered my original black pair in Taylor Swift lyrics ("Picture to Burn" was an ANTHEM for me in 2009, OK!) and have worn in many other pairs since. They're comfortable, look cute with jeans and dresses alike, and IMO are the perfect casual sneaker.

    Promising review: "I LOVE Chucks. I have about 8 or 9 pairs. They are my go to shoe. I wear them with everything., skirts, dresses, jeans...... I like them because they hold up well and are comfy right out of the box. I also have so knock offs and the are so uncomfortable with thin soles or they are HOT and not in a good way (Sweaty feet). Chucks have those little air holes in the side and believe me it makes a big difference. On my feet all day and when I wear my sore feet (or smelly feet)!"Whovian

    Get them from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in men's sizes 4–11, women's sizes 5.5–13, and seven styles).

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

    29. A pair of darling ballerina flats with a cushioned footbed to cuddle your arches like a newborn babe.

    A customer review photo of a person wearing the ballerina flats in leopard print.

    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 5.5–9 and in 21 colors).

    30. A pair of tried-and-true Birkenstocks, because there's a reason these have been a trend for years. Spoiler: they're really freakin' comfortable.

    the two-strap sandals in light brown with gold buckle
    birkenstocks / Via

    Promising review: "These are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn! They took a little bit of time to break in and get used to, but after that they were great. They offer good arch support as well and go with just about any outfit." —Anonymous

    Get them from DSW for $99.99 (available in sizes 4.5-11.5 and in five colors or check out the rest of the styles here).

    31. Sanuk sling sandals with soles made of recycled yoga mats for a colorful but comfortable addition to your closet.


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

    Get them from Amazon for $32.66+ (available in sizes 5, 6, 7, and 11 and in seven colors).

    32. House shoes made with a mix of cotton and linen — a dream for anyone with sweaty feet (guilty).

    Reviewer's foot wearing the shoes with linen cloth on the top. They're dark orange.

    The shoes are quick-dry, machine-washable, anti-slip, flexible, and have a cushioned sole.

    Promising review: "These are so comfortable. They don't make my feet hot but keep them cozy. The construction is great and the color (I got orange) is beautiful!!!!" —OneGirlsOpinion

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in unisex sizes 5–13 and seven colors).

    33. Toms cutout sandals you can pair perfectly with all of your go-to dresses *and* show off your fresh pedicure.

    reviewer wearing the heels with white canvas straps and size zipper

    Promising review: "WOW THESE shoes are SO comfy! They are really soft and flexible — reminds me of a dance shoe. I am not a heel person but this heel is the perfect height. The foot bed is cushiony and the suede is really soft. I usually don't spend this much on a pair of shoes that I wouldn't wear on a daily basis, but I'm so glad I did! They are my go-to shoe with a crop pant or dress now." —tara_fitandhappy

    Get them from Amazon for $38+ (available in sizes 5–12 and nine colors).

    34. Strappy sandals you'll be able to wear right out of the box — they're *that* comfortable! (Seriously, these are so amazing that they have more than 11,000 5-star reviews.)

    model wearing the strappy sandals in black

    Promising review: "These fit the bill for a comfortable summer sandal! I did not realize how comfortable they would be. The rope design is soft and strong without cutting into my foot, they don't require any break-in time, and they fit very nicely." —KewlSoles

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 6-11 and 24 styles).

    35. Dr. Martens combat boots that'll last so long you'll probably be able to pass them down to your kids and try to convince them you were, in fact, a rock star.

    model wearing black boots with black lace-ups

    Promising review: "These boots are SO comfortable, but you have to get through the breaking in period! These are tough leather boots folks, so of course they’re going to be hard to walk in at first but they will last you for YEARS! Sometimes it could take a month to break them in but please don’t give up. These will be your go-to boots for style and comfort. Definitely worth the money." —Blaze

    Get them from DSW for $139.99 (available in sizes 5-11).

    36. Color-block sneakers made with a removable insole pad, arch support *and* mesh fabric so you won't end up with sweaty, stinky feet this summer.

    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).

    37. Rothy's slip-on sneakers you can toss into the washing machine after accidentally stepping in a big puddle while wearing them — they're as cute as they are practical!


    Adding the cheetah print ones into my cart right about *meow*.

    Promising review: "These shoes are perfect. They fit well and are so comfy! They get dirty easily but cleaning is so easy!" —Chelsi P.

    Get them from Rothy's for $125 (available in women's sizes 5–13 and 13 styles).

    38. Sam Edelman two-band slides you can dress up or down — they'll look darling whether you wear 'em with a flowy maxi dress or cut-offs.


    Promising review: "I love these sandals! I have wide feet and often run into the foot muffin-top problem. My Birkenstocks are on the loosest setting, for example. Finally a properly fitting sandal that flatters my feet. I would say they almost have a slimming effect on heavier-set peds like mine. I haven’t worn them for long walks but so far they are comfortable and a bit more supportive than some thinly-soled sandals." —Lydia

    Get them from Amazon for $25.97+ (available in sizes 5-11, regular and wide widths, and 18 styles).

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

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