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    Updated on Jul 6, 2020. Posted on Jul 5, 2020

    39 Shoes You’ll Probably Be Glad You Bought Every Time You Wear Them

    From supportive sneaks to stilettos, you're about to find some major footwear inspiration.

    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. 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 summer run.


    Without access to the gym 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 six styles, women's sizes 5–11 and eight styles)

    2. Open toe mules with a handmade stacked block heel to add a little *somethin' somethin'* to your summer 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 $151 (available in sizes 6-10 and in two colors).

    3. 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 recently 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." These are definitely at the top of my wish list to really enhance my nightly bath experience into one worthy of a fancy spa.

    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 $99.95 (available in women's sizes 5–12 and eight styles).

    4. Glittery Keds x Kate Spade sneakers, a must-have for anyone who would describe their style as "shining, shimmering, splendid" a la Aladdin.

    glittery white sneakers with ribbons for laces

    I have these in the standard all white style and love that they give me a little extra height without sacrificing comfort.

    Promising review: "These are perfect little conversation starters. Size a half size up so you can wear socks but other than that, they are really comfortable. The glitter is high quality and stays on really well. Just Beautiful." —Jessica_the_Ann

    Get them from Keds for $99.95 (available in sizes 6–10).

    5. 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 $25.98+ (available in sizes 5–10 and 12 styles).

    6. Colorful slide sandals you can count on to match every outfit you own — no more decision making when it comes to your shoes for the day!

    slip on sandals with two bands that go around the foot, each band has a strip of pink, red, orange, pink yellow, and blue

    I recently treated myself to these rainbow beauties and I have zero regrets. I love slide sandals because I know there won’t be any sort of “breaking in” period. No rubbing on the back of my ankles or irritating in between my toes — just immediate satisfaction. They are super comfortable and add a fun pop of color to my typically all-black ensembles. I love ’em!

    Promising review: "These sandals are great! So comfortable and really cute. The rainbow color isn't super bright, it's very tasteful. These are true to size and guess what? They don't make a flip-flop sound when you walk so you can wear them to work! I love mine and plan to buy these in different colors." —IHeartMadewell

    Get them from Madewell for $98 (available in sizes 5–11 and three styles).

    7. Or 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 $18.26+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 16 styles).

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

    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 $47.49+ (available in sizes 4–11 and 16 styles).

    9. A fierce pair of Puma training shoes that might just make you even more pumped up to get out and break a sweat *or* simply provide you with a stylish upgrade to your athleisure wear.

    a model sitting in a shopping cart with their feet kicked up to show white, black, and hjot pink sneakers

    I recently snagged a pair of these and I'm a huge fan. They're really supportive and I love the fun accents of color throughout the shoe (I have the white, black, and hot pink ones but love the black and gold option as well). I like that they come up a little higher around the ankle for extra cushioning during my workouts. Will definitely continue to add these into my sneaker rotation.

    Get them from Puma for $90 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and four styles).

    10. 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 $28.98+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 13 styles).

    11. A pair of 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).

    12. Glittering heels that'll make you feel like you're starring in the Victoria's Secret fashion show while walking literally anywhere.


    Looking to outshine everyone else in the room? Throw on these heels and watch as heads turn. While I personally think the glitzy styles are the way to go, if you want a cute heel that's a little more subtle these also come in a number of suede options as well.

    Promising review: "I was super skeptical about buying heels online, but these are gorgeous, well-constructed, and I'm wearing them right now! I would say these are pretty tall and skinny heels — maybe don't buy them unless you're comfortable in heels. Go for it!" —LKT17

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 11 styles).

    13. Iridescent vinyl slip-on heels Cinderella would likely wear to a modern-day ball as an upgrade to her uncomfortable glass slippers (how did she ever flee down steps in those???).

    slip-on heels with an iridescent base and black heel
    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $28 (available in sizes 5.5–11).

    14. 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 $15.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 18 styles).

    15. Slip-on loafers featuring a stunning floral jacquard design, sure to impress even your most stylish friend who is forever silently judging your wardrobe.

    black loafers with a gold and pink floral design
    birdies / Via

    I have a similar pair of Birdies and couldn't believe how soft and cushion-y they felt right out of the box. They're definitely one of my go-to dressier footwear options and I get tons of compliments on them.

    Promising review: "I received them for Mother's Day and truly enjoy wearing them because they're so comfortable and the design is especially eye catching! I would buy them again. I wear a size 6 and the fit is good, maybe a little wide, but overall I would recommend them. Thank you for the designs!" –Laura K.

    Get them from Birdies for $120 (available 5–12 and two styles).

    16. Adidas Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoes that'll leave your feet feeling ~heavenly~ after each mile. You can slip right into these without even wasting time fumbling with laces!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these running shoes. They are extremely lightweight, feels like you are running on air yet with support. Super cute, look exactly as pictured and are true to size. I always wear a 6 and the 6 fit me perfectly. I would order these 100 times over, actually contemplating getting another pair in a different color just because these are so perfect. I’ve had them for over two months and they have not worn out at all. Wipes clean and doesn’t stain which is amazing!! I regularly run outside so I destroy my running shoes, these I’ve just taken a wet paper towel to and they are good as new! Sooo so happy with this purchase!" —Kat

    Get them from Amazon for $23.03+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 25 styles).

    17. 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 hight 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 $25.99+ (available in sizes 4–11 and three colors).

    18. Block heels with an ankle strap and a ~touch~ of spot dot calf hair that'll match all your outfits but still add a lil' extra ~somethin' somethin'~ to your look.

    the block heels with an ankle strap in brown with black spots

    These babies also contain an extra layer of padding to make them ultra comfy for all scenarios.

    Get them from Madewell for $138 (available in sizes 5–11).

    19. 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 3.7K 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: women's sizes for $64.95+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in 10 styles) or men's sizes for $54.50+ (available in sizes 6–15 and in 16 styles)

    20. A block heel sandal – they'll look amazing with jeans or a dress — a versatile shoe you'll have absolutely no regrets about treating yourself to.

    tan heels with criss-crossed straps and a chunky wooden block heel

    I have these beauties as well (can you tell I spend a lottttt of money on shoes?) and they've been my go-to since I purchased them over a year ago. I had a foot injury that makes it difficult to wear heels, but these are fit with "MWL Cloudlift Lite padding" which makes them extra cushy and comfortable. I can wear em' for hours!

    Promising review: "These are going to sell out, I imagine. They are SO cute. I opened the box and the wonderful smell of leather awaited me. The heel is just what I wanted...enough for cuteness but not so tall that my feet will get tired wearing them all day. They have the perfect amount of 'strappiness' and stay on easily enough while walking. I'm glad I snagged a pair before they do sell out. If you're on the fence about them, give them a try! They are going to go with many outfits for years to come." —stylegirl100

    Get them from Madewell for $114.50 (originally $128, available in sizes 5–11).

    21. Basic pumps from Calvin Klein that are an absolute must-have for your wardrobe — you'll likely want to snag 'em in at least five 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 $49+ (available in sizes 5–11, 7–10.5 in wide width, and 82 colors).

    22. Standard flip-flops with thin straps you can buy a few pairs of to keep in your beach bag or the trunk of your car for last minute sandy 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 $14.96 (available in sizes 6–10 and five styles).

    23. 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 $36.36+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and eight styles).

    24. Pretty stilettos that feature a bow so elegant you won't be able to keep yourself from smiling while wearing them.


    Even if you don't love heels, I bet you'd suffer through the pain of wearing stilettos if they happened to be this pair. They are simply so gorgeous you will look like a superstar strutting your stuff in these pumps.

    Promising review: "OH MY!! These shoes killed it!! Too many compliments and I am not over exaggerating at all!! These shoes were a hit at my office Christmas party. I am so glad I purchased them. They are adorable. I will definitely be working these into my wardrobe. I plan to rock them with a pair of skinny jeans ASAP!! They were comfortable to walk in/stand for three hours, I'm not sure about much longer lol." —Kenyetta Robinson

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and six colors).

    25. 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 $6.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and in 32 colors).

    26. Jessica Simpson pumps that'll stop your S.O. in their tracks when they see you strutting in them., Amazon

    Promising review: "This shoe is just plain sexy. I like it very much. It fits well. The heel is a little higher than average to me, but it feels good." —Purple

    Get them from Amazon for $59.98+ (available in sizes 5–11 and six styles).

    27. Chunky espadrille Soludos sandals to take your summer footwear to *new heights*.

    espadrille sandals with a white sole, tan bottom, a dark tan ankle strap, and white loop for the front of the foot

    Promising review: "So happy with the fit and style of these sandals. Great quality and extremely comfortable. Neutral and versatile, I will be enjoying these all summer. Highly recommend!" —colleen39

    Get them from Madewell for $129 (available in sizes 5–11, not part of the sale)

    28. 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 4.5-12.5 and in two colors or check out the rest of the styles here).

    29. Foot massaging slippers complete with ridges to make your feet feel more pampered than ever.


    Promising review: "They might not be the most fantastic looking shoe but oooooooooooh they feel so good! Take your work shoes off at the end of the day and walk around in these puppies for a while. You'll thank me later. :)" —M. Bolduc

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and six colors; 100% money-back guarantee).

    30. 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 $14.98+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 10 colors).

    31. 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 $17.99 (available in unisex sizes 5-13 and six colors).

    32. Slide sandals you should only ever describe as "cheetahlicious" because they're sassy and deserve to be recognized as such.

    flat slides with criss crossing straps in an understated leopard print

    Get them from Target for $19.99 (available in sizes 5.5–11 and three styles).

    33. Perforated sneakers made from quality Italian leather you can count on to go with everything in your closet — and let's be honest, you've been wanting a new every day sneaker anyways.

    greats / Via, / Via greats

    Promising review: "I am absolutely obsessed with these. For years, I've tried cheaper alternatives to white sneakers but I just know these are quality and will last me for years. Quality over quantity is much better in my opinion." —Natalie S.

    Get them from Greats for $179 (available in sizes 6-10 and in five colors).

    Psst, this is a winner on BuzzFeed Reviews for best everyday sneakers!

    34. Toms cutout sandals you can pair perfectly with all of your go-to summer 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 $49.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in nine colors).

    35. 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 over 6,000 positive 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 5-11 and in 17 colors).

    36. 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).

    37. 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 $20+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 26 colors and in wide sizes).

    38. Hunter rain boots guaranteed to have you refreshing your weather app in hopes to see a chance of rain so you can prance in some puddles.

    model wearing knee-high black boots with side buckle
    hunterboots / Via

    Promising review: "Living in the San Francisco Bay area, good rain boots are a necessity. When fashion and quality are a must, look no further than a pair (or two) of Hunters. Normally I would've bought black, but it seems like everyone is doing those right now and I wanted a bit of a pop to my rainy day wardrobe. The gloss red is gorgeous and cleans easily. I get compliments on these on a regular basis when the weather necessitates wearing them." —Laina Saas

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in 29 colors).

    39. And strappy sandals you'd likely find in the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow — better snatch 'em up before a leprechaun does.

    flat sandals with silver and rainbow colored straps

    Get them from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes 5–9).

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