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    29 Cute But Practical Shoes You'll Wear All The Time

    Form and function is the name of the game. Your feet will thank you.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A casual wedge to give you some much-needed height, but still be gentle on your soles.


    Promising review: "These booties are the most comfortable boots I've had in a while. They're not hard, and the inside is very cozy and warm. I ordered my usual size and the fit was perfect. I have plenty of toe room and width. The heel height is perfect because I can not wear a higher heel since I broke my ankle. I love these boots. You will be satisfied!" β€”ms. mimi

    Get them from Amazon for $24.49+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 32 colors).

    2. A pair of Rainbow flip-flops made of soft, breathable leather with arch support that'll be amazingly refreshing for everyone with flat feet!

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    Promising review: "I previously owned Rainbow sandals. I love them for everyday use and you don't have to worry about getting them dirty or wet. These sandals are built to last and be rugged." β€”miguel a. payares

    Get them from Amazon for $46.95+ (available in sizes 7–11 and eight colors).

    3. A pair of super dope sock sneakers – they'll do you a favor and won't slip and slide while you're on mile nine and have no plans on stopping.


    Promising review: "Finally wore these sneakers for a jog, and I must admit they surpass my expectations. I was super comfortable and they're also very fancy. I got a lot of compliments. Great sneakers for running at a good price." β€”Keshia

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 10 colors).

    4. A pair of super trendy and hip knit-style sneakers because athleisure isn't just a fad, it's a lifestyle.


    Promising review: "They are lightweight and very comfortable, which is great for running. My son has wide feet, so this pair is great for him. He loves them." β€”Vivian

    Get them from Amazon for $5.89+ (available in men's sizes 4–13 and 15 colors).

    5. A pair of simple slingback mules to comfortably slip and slide your way through the office halls like the boss you are.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $29.99 (available in sizes 6–10).

    6. A pair of investment-worthy Blundstone boots to get you through long days trekking to all the biggest attractions in a city.

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    Promising review: "My daughter bought a pair of these first for daily wear around her college town in NC. They are made of weather-resistant leather and have the stretchy sides that look great. I bought a black pair and wore them every day when we went on a trip to Europe. There were lots of walking in some misty rainy weather and they were fantastic. They were so comfortable and didn't have any noticeable weather marks or anything. I have since bought a second pair in brown. They are really nice!" β€”lisco

    Get them from Amazon for $110.78+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 13 colors).

    7. A pair of Dr. Martens Rakim boots, perfect for cold-weather destinations where there might be snow because they have slip-resistant bottoms.

    Dr. Marten

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $124.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    8. Simple tan boots to go with every single pair of skinny jeans you have in your arsenal.


    Promising review: "These boots are beautifully designed and seem to be good quality construction." β€”Hanna S

    Get them from Amazon for $53.75+ (available in sizes 5.5–10 and seven colors).

    9. A pair of Teva Sandals with nylon webbing and handy straps to keep your precious feet in place on their cushioned footbed, which'll have you thinking "concrete, who?"

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    Promising review: "These are the only sandals I travel with and replace them whenever they wear out. They are great for walking and adjust to my feet in all types of conditions. I use them for hiking, swimming, walking, and whatever life throws at me." β€”Anonymous

    Get them from Zappos for $50 (available in sizes 5–11 and 13 colors) or Amazon for $32+ (available in sizes 5–11 and nine colors).

    10. A pair of faux-leather boots with sweet buckle details and a practically nonexistent heel for smooth travels.


    Promising review: "Awesome boots! They're so soft and so comfy! My daughter loved it! Stylish too!" β€”Jocelyn

    Get them from Zappos for $49.99 (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    11. A pair of Sanuk Sandals made from real yoga mats which means the soles of your feet can be relaxed, even while trekking long distances.

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    Promising review: "They are great. And oohh so comfortable! I originally bought them as beach shoes but, I'm not gonna lie, I'm gonna wear them all the time!" β€”Ashley

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 31 colors).

    12. A pair of Sam Edelman Chelsea boots with minimalistic features to go with almost all of your dresses and skirts.


    Promising review: "Love, love, love them! They have a clean line and great shape, not too chunky, not too cowboy β€” just very streamlined and classy." β€”Susan D.

    Get them from Amazon for $40+ (available in sizes 4–13 and 19 colors).

    13. A pair of classic Nike Air Max '95s that'll add some vintage flavor to your closet.


    Get them from Nike for $160 (available in sizes 5.5–12).

    14. A pair of Reef Sandals with a flex triple density material that'll move with your feet, which means your foot won't feel like it's sitting atop a piece of cardboard while you're standing for long periods of time.

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    Promising review: "They are comfortable, light, and look really nice. They don't wear down like most sandals, the straps are very comfortable for all day wear." β€”Jason Allen Rose

    Get them from Amazon for $22.04+ (available in sizes 6–14 and three colors).

    15. A pair of buckled heeled ankle booties you can wear as an everyday look or dress up at night while out on the town.


    Promising review: "These are the cutest booties! I have gotten tons of compliments, and they are super comfortable. I've worn them on a six-hour flight and lugging a ton of luggage around and feet felt great!" β€”Nicole

    Get them from Amazon for $4.55+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 24 colors).

    16. A pair of foldable flap boots with a knitted sock lining to add extra warmth to your ankles, as well as your toes.


    Promising review: "I walked all around Montreal for an entire day in these shoes. They were great for the snow! They were really comfortable and warm." β€”Anonymous

    Get them from Amazon for $27+ (available in sizes 5–11 and six colors).

    17. A pair of wheat-colored Timbs with waterproof nubuck leather and seam-sealed construction to keep excess moisture out of the inside so you can look fabulous and have dry the same time!

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    Promising review: "The Timberlands waterproof boots fit true to size, medium black in color, and are comfortable for every day. The waterproof boot is great for all seasons. Quality made to last, worth every penny. Timberlands are timeless!" β€”Amyfrommert1

    Get it from Nordstrom for $169.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    18. A pair of Keens Whisper Sandals to be your adventure companion since they are water-friendly and perfect for hour-long hikes in the wilderness because of their classic toe bumper, which'll protect your foot from stray rocks or branches!

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    Promising review: "The Keen Whisper is a great shoe. Very light and slimmer than my favorite Keen Newport. I have a narrow foot so it's a little roomy but the lacing cinches up nicely for a comfortable fit. This is my new favorite Keen." β€”Anonymous

    Get them from Zappos for $90 (available in sizes 5–11 and 12 colors).

    19. A North Face mid-calf boot with prima loft insulation, because there will be no icicle feet if you have anything to say about it.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these boots! They keep my feet nice and warm and they are actually super comfortable to wear when I'm walking long distances to my classes!" β€”Lexi Cornwell

    Get it from Amazon for $116.47+ (available in sizes 5–11 and seven colors).

    20. A pair of Storage pal boots to carry your essentials when you'd rather go without a bag.


    Promising review: "These are NICE and will definitely serve the purpose for years to come β€” keeping my feet dry and warm in Minnesota during the winter. There is room for the thermal insert of your choice, too. The toe box is roomy. They looked small when I took them out of the box but they are a lot bigger than they look." β€”Randal S.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 14 colors).

    21. Chunky heeled boots with tassels so you can be the cutest cowgirl at the rodeo.


    Promising review: "So stinkin’ cute and comfy! I haven’t actually worn them out yet but I love the way they looked when I had them on my feet when I first got them!" β€”Janae

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

    22. A pair Birkenstock Arizona Sandals that are the OG of comfy-ass sandals for a reason β€” they're equipped with a cork and foam footbed that molds specifically to your foot for a customized fit every time.

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    Promising review: "I have worn Birks as my main summer sandal for the past 16 years and they are the absolute best for comfort. Each pair generally lasts about three to five years for me, but I am rough on them and drag my heels, which wears off the back of the sole. This is the first pair that I’ve bought in the narrow width and they fit me MUCH better! I highly recommend these for anyone who is looking for a long-lasting sandal that you can wear all day and keep your feet happy!" β€”Anonymous

    Get them from Zappos for $109.95 (available in sizes 5–11 and three colors).

    23. A pair of Chacos Athletic Sandals with a specialized "loveseat" technology to ensure durability and (non-negotiable) arch support during long walks on the boardwalk with bae. Don't let your feet stop the love from flowing!

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    Promising review: "Surprisingly comfortable sandals. They fit perfectly on my wide feet and have good arch support. Great for walking around on the street but will also stay on my feet if I get thrown out of my raft into whitewater." β€”Anonymous

    Get them from Zappos for $109.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and 19 colors).

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    24. A pair of rain booties so you can slosh around in puddles just for the joy of it.


    Promising review: "Comfortable and cute boots. They hold up very well in the rain. The design makes it look like these are not rubber boots, which I like. They're very easy to tuck jeans into, and since I got them a half size up (I wear 8.5, bought size 9) I can wear thick socks in them without any problems." β€”Karina

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 5–11 and 10 colors).

    25. A pair of splurge-worthy, handcrafted Italian leather Koio sneakers with just the right amount of retro that'll embrace your inner '90s dad.


    Promising review: "On the streets from coast to coast I get compliments on these shoes. They are the most comfortable pair that I own of any kind, too. Love them." β€”Basel K.

    Get them from Koio for $298 (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    26. A pair of classic Sam Edelman Penny Boots, because Han Solo has some seriously steal-able style.


    Promising review: "The other reviewers are correct, this boot is good looking and comfortable out of the box. I know I will enjoy this boot for seasons to come. It can go dressy or casual." β€”SharingView

    Get it from Nordstrom for $149.90 (available in sizes 5–11 and two colors).

    27. A pair of Oofos Original Sandals designed for anyone who loves being active and needs a durable flip-flop to keep up. With their traction padding and cushioning, they soothe your feet after a tough workout while reducing stress on your knees and lower back!

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this shoe. I bought them because I recently had surgery for PF and needed a shoe I could wear to the pool and in the gym shower, as hard surfaces are still difficult for me. It has been so great during my recovery process that I now need to order a second pair because I don't want to give these up to my gym bag! Grateful for the relief these have provided while I heal and look forward to continuing to wear them." β€”Anonymous

    Get them from Zappos for $49.95 (available in sizes 5–16 and eight colors).

    28. A faux-fur-lined rain boot, because you deserve a shoe that will keep your little piggies both warm and dry while you head to the market.


    Did I mention that the faux-fur lining is removable?! These are rain boots that will actually meet your needs! You can wear these in rain or snow, but never have to worry about your feet being too hot. Sounds like a shoe dream come true, TBH.

    Promising review: "These boots are awesome for cold winter slush. The lining keeps my feet warm and have the benefit of being waterproof. It is a hard combo to find! They have the function of a snow boot but are cute enough to feel shoe-like for daily wear. The lining is maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch thick. The rubber is plenty flexible and the elastic panels on the sides are great. They are easy to slip on and off quickly. I was just walking through and icy parking lot and the traction is fairly good, about the same as an athletic shoe. I can wear them comfortably all day. They are excellent and I highly recommend them!" β€”Amanda

    Get them from Amazon for $37.50+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    29. A chunky pair of Fila sneakers that (believe it or not) are all the rage right now.

    Urban Outfitter

    You heard me correctly β€” big, chunky sneakers are currently super on-trend! This is a huge win for those of us who are really tired of trekking around in heels that kill our feet by the end of the day. You'd better believe I'm investing in a basic, all-white pair of these sneaks.

    Promising review: "I bought these ages ago and have been wearing them nonstop! They are so comfy, I have worn mine all day and all night without feeling it afterward. They also clean super well with a damp cloth (because let’s face it, white shoes get dirty). Mine are still looking as good as new. Sizing is the exact same as my other shoes. 100% recommend." β€”sophiecol

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $65 (available in sizes 5-10).

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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