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    31 Shoes That'll Make You Think, "Damn, These Are Cute" Every Time You Look Down

    These shoes are made for walkin', but also to make you look fabulous.

    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. Madewell loafers so chic, you'll be able to wear them with any outfit and have your entire look immediately look 10x better.

    The black loafers

    Promising review: "So I bought these loafers because of a particular review which called them something like '1950s boys boarding school proctor but fashion' and they have not disappointed. A pair of sexy yet androgynous loafers that seem to be crafted from smooth melted caramel. They're the type of shoe I imagine both Michelle Obama and Kristen Stewart might wear. A shoe that could have been worn by the cast of Mona Lisa Smile as well as Dead Poets Society. They are the shoe equivalent of Paul Rudd: handsome, wholesome, practical, and somehow, works with everything. These shoes are neither feminine nor masculine, bulky nor flimsy, flashy nor bland. All while being miraculously comfortable. They are the perfect shoe. I'd chose these shoes over any man in the world, including Paul Rudd, given the chance. In fact, I love these shoes so passionately I made an account here to write a review about them. If you love yourself, buy yourself these shoes." —Bbroderick

    Get them from Madewell for $148 (available in sizes 5-11 and two colors).

    2. A pair of stylish red boots because everyone needs to have that *one* pair of shoes that they're basically known for. These will be yours.

    Reviewer photo of the red chunky boots with a pointed heel and a zipper on the size with a keychain charm on the top

    Promising review: "I'm not a heel wearer. I have flat feet — no arch whatsoever. I ordered these booties in the color red and received so many compliments. I wanted something cute, fierce and comfortable and these booties did just that! PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO BUY!" —Leslie

    Get them from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 11 colors).

    3. Slip-on mules for when you like the loafer look, but like to have a little bit of breathing room for your heels. They're comfy *and* stylish. Name a better duo. I'll wait.

    Dark tan slip-on mules

    Promising review: "I really love these shoes! They're very comfortable and I got so many compliments on the pattern! I usually wear mostly black so these were the perfect little pop of fun!" —Jenn Kort

    Get it from Amazon for $34.96+ (available in sizes 5–12 and six colors).

    4. A pair of sleek Chelsea boots that'll quickly become your go-to shoe for every single outing *and* for many years.

    Model is wearing black Chelsea boots

    They've got memory foam, five layer, cushioned insoles! 

    Promising review: "Beautiful boots and comfortable right out of the box. They fit true to size. Like most of my Nisolo boots, I wore them around the house with thick socks for a couple of hours to get them a little softer. This pair was so comfortable that I quickly forgot I was wearing new boots! I like the casual look of the lighter grained sole of these and the rubber anti-skid sole will be great in the winter months. They are perfect casual boot. I’m a huge fan of Nisolo shoes for look, quality and sustainability practices and they’ve once again impressed me with these." —Julie J. 

    Get them from Nisolo for $200 (available in sizes 5–11 and six colors).

    5. Or a Chelsea boot that'll save you a wee bit of money, because they're not just a wardrobe staple, but a wardrobe *must-have*.


    100% genuine leather!

    Promising review: "Everyone - EVERYONE - at the place I work wears some type of Chelsea boot, ranging from the flashy to the more functional. I wanted something that was both sleek and professional as well as sturdy for walking 40 min in the rain every day, and these shoes fit the bill perfectly! Time will tell, but so far they seem to be waterproof as well as slip-resistant. I normally wear a 7–7.5 and sized up to an 8. It's roomy enough for thick socks, but close-fitting enough without. No ankle-chafing either! I'm very pleased with these shoes!!
    " —Danielle

    Get them from Amazon for $160 (available in sizes 5–11 and eight colors).

    6. Betsey Johnson booties that are honestly giving me some serious Emily in Paris vibes and I'm living for it.

    Reviewer photo of the boots covered in rhinestones peeking from underneath their wedding dress

    Promising review: "There are no words to describe these boots, When I opened the box I just lit up they are absolutely beautiful. I am in the music business and all the women were coming up to be complimenting on my boots and of course I said Amazon 'Betsey Johnson,' even some men came up to me, pointed and said, 'Love those boots!' I love Betsey and LOVE AMAZON for bringing them right to my door! Life is good!" —Jo Ann Hoffner

    Get them from Amazon for $104.30+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and nine colors).

    7. A pair of Dansko clogs that you may think are clunky and weird, but I promise you, they'll look absolutely adorable on you for years to come!

    Reviewer photo of the black clogs with brown soles

    The leather and textile linings have Aegis Microbe Shield for maximum odor control *and* the footbed has memory foam!

    Promising review: "I broke my foot 37 years ago and it left me with a bump/deformed foot so I can only wear Mary Jane type shoes. These are so comfortable, so stylish and so quiet for clog-type shoes! I have tried other more expensive clog-type nursing shoes and they do no come close to the comfort of Dansko shoes! I love them!!!" —Amazon customer

    Get them from Amazon for $139.95+ (available in sizes 5.5–12 and three colors).

    8. Glamorous heels you'll always reach for when you have any event that requires anything more than a casual look. Oh, who am I kidding? You'd totally wear these for a casual event.

    Model is wearing nude heel sandals with pearl embellishments
    Lilly's Kloset

    Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned small business based in Houston, Texas that sells stylish clothing and accessories.

    Get them from Lilly's Kloset for $98 (available in sizes 6-11).

    9. A pair of Sorel strappy sandals to basically become your designated important errand shoes. By important errands, I mean your third trip to Target for the week. They also come in some really funky colors!,

    Promising review: "Just perfect! I love these! They're so comfortable. I can walk a mile and more in these." —Carolyn O.

    Get them from Amazon for $81.98+ (available in sizes 5.5–12 and nine colors).

    10. Platform Mary Jane heels for when your aesthetic is "cute but make it edgy."

    Model is wearing black platform Mary Jane heels
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Shoes are true to size and fit comfortably! I love them so much! <3" —Wildefairy

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in sizes 6–10).

    11. Sam Edelman loafers that are kind of giving me ~Elton John vibes~ and I'm living for that aesthetic, honestly. There are 41 (!!!) colors to choose from so you'll always be able to match your loafers to your outfit. A dream come true.

    Reviewer photo of white loafers with gold buckles on top

    Promising review: "LOVE these. A great alternative to ballet flats when you need a dressier flat. I hate the look of ballet flats so these are amazing. Also much cheaper than the Guccis at $700 and look and feel about the same. Comfortable soft leather." —Sheeba

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in sizes 4–13 and 41 colors).

    12. A pair of cheeky boots that are basically made to be worn by one of the Sanderson sisters and will have you yelling "Boooook!" out your window the second you lace them on.

    The brown pointed toe lace up boots

    Get them from Verishop for $225 (available in sizes 36-41).

    13. Western-style boots that'll have you "yeehaw-ing" all over town feeling like Miley Cyrus circa 2010.

    Model is wearing cream colored cowboy boots
    Free People

    Promising review: "You will love these boots!! They are absolutely gorgeous! I wore them straight out of the box to the State Fair. My feet were comfortable the whole time except the last hour. I was walking around for four hours! Buy these boots!!!" —Fashionprincess

    Get them from Free People for $328 (available in sizes 6–11 and nine colors).

    14. A pair of vegan oxfords you could pair beautifully with slacks, a white button-down top, and an oversized blazer for the "college professor chic" look.

    Writer is wearing the light tan oxford shoes
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Kallie & Co is a Latin woman-owned small business that sells fair trade, vegan shoes and goods. Nadia Martinez has grown Kallie & Co. from her laundry room, to a small team of military spouses, selling her products across the US and Canada, and supporting 20 artisans in Mexico with fair labor.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the way they feel and look. Being vegan and fair trade makes them that much better. Plus, good pricing!" —Isabella B.

    Get them from Kallie & Co for $67.99 (available in sizes 5–10.5).

    15. Doc Marten combat boots so you can finally jump on this bandwagon that is definitely here to stay. They're wicked reliable, so you can wear them through rain, sleet, and even snow!

    Reviewer wearing the lace-up boots with yellow stitching around the sole

    Reviewers recommend getting a pair of heel covers with your new Docs. 

    Promising review: "I'm in love. I'm never buying another brand of combat boots again. I'd been hesitant to buy Docs because of the price, but these were absolutely worth it. They have excellent support (comfortable enough to wear for eight-hour shifts on my feet), and they're grippy enough to handle snow, sleet, and New England winters. I tend to wear my shoes to death, but I've been wearing these pretty much daily for four months, and they're holding up well." —R

    Get them from Amazon for $130+ (available in sizes 5–14 and in six colors).

    16. Or Sam Edelman combat boots, for when you like the Doc Marten look, but the neutral colors of these just suck you right in.

    the white boots

    Promising review: "These boots are sooooo cute! I wore them walking around NY and loved them! I felt very comfortable. They have a good supportive stretch to the ankle and calf. Where have they been my whole life?" —Ben West

    Get them from Amazon for $179.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and in four colors).

    17. Or! A budget-friendly pair of combat boots because we can't all afford those classic boots, and these nail the vibe perfectly.

    The white chunky combat boot

    Promising review: "I use to wear boots like these when I was a teenager in the '90s. I'm glad they have come back around and have no problem wearing these in my 40s. The zipper on the side is a great addition to this type of boot. After tying your laces there is no need to do so again. These shoes are pretty comfortable and well made. It does take a bit of getting use to as the heel is thick and the shoes a little clunky." —Walmart customer

    Get them from Walmart for $24.98 (available in sizes 6-11 and two colors).

    18. Houndstooth booties so you can look put together and ~oh-so-chic~ for work.

    An ankle length bootie heel with a pointed toe and a grey and black houndstooth pattern all over it

    Promising review: "These booties are so comfy and look great with jeans and dress pants! Love them!" —Heidi

    Get them from DSW for $64.99 (available in sizes 5.5–12 and five colors).

    19. A pair of Huarache sandals if you live somewhere that doesn't deal with snow or any cold weather, so you get the wonderful privilege of wearing cute outfits and casual sandals all year long. Yes, I'm envious.

    Person is wearing the brown woven sandals
    Macarena Collection / Etsy

    Macarena Collection is a woman-owned small business based in Buena Park, California that sells Mexican-inspired shoes and vintage embroidered clothing.

    Promising review: "I love my huaraches! They’re beautiful, just as pictured and they are comfortable! The toe area has a nice stretch that adjusts to your foot and they’re fairly light." —Melissa Maria Partida

    Get them from Macarena Collection on Etsy for $39.99 (available in sizes 5-10).

    20. Adidas superstar sneakers with more than 9,000 (!!!) 5-star reviews raving about how absolutely incredible they are. You probably owned these in the '90s and it's time to bring them back because they never left.

    Reviewer photo of them wearing the white and black Adidas shoes

    Promising review: "These seem great so far. I know some people have stated theirs came in a plain, brown box with no tag and they suspect fakes. Mine came in the original, blue Adidas box, with manufacturer tag attached. I have no doubts these are authentic. They were pure, clean white, in pristine condition. I followed others’ advice and ordered half size down. Great decision. These are plenty big with lots of room left for socks. They seem really comfy, for the short time I’ve worn them at home. I’m really excited about trying these out with all kinds of outfits this fall. So far they look great with shorts and a skirt."—MW26

    Get them from Amazon for $29+ (available in women's sizes 4.5–15 and in 61 styles).

    21. Sam Edelman heeled sandals that will stand the test of time and fashion trends over and over again. They're chic, lightweight, and go with any look you put together.


    Promising review: "I am so excited. I've been on the hunt for a pair of work appropriate sandals with a chunky heel because they are so much easier to walk in. As soon as I slipped the shoes on I knew the price was worth it. They are comfy and beyond well made. The suede is butter-soft. I can tell the strap across the toe should not blister or bother me." —UAstudentn

    Get them from Amazon for $72.75+ (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    22. Classic Bean boots for all types of messy weather *and* for that New England chic vibe. Rain, snow, and mud-approved!

    Writer is wearing the tan duck boots while standing on a small rock
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    I am a big fan of my Bean boots! They're comfortable and look so stylish in the fall, especially if you live in the Northeast — they're a must-have! I have gone on a couple of small easy hikes in these, but I would probably not wear them for anything harder. 

    Promising review: "I got these boots four years ago and being from Texas, I didn't think I'd have much need for a winter boot, but boy was I wrong. I have a pair of rain boots that cost a pretty penny that have sat in the back of my closet since I got these. They are perfect for the rain, snow, or cold. The leather upper has started to wear beautifully and I can say that without a doubt, these will be my go-to boots for the rest of my life." —TheTexan

    Get them from L.L.Bean for $139 (available in sizes 5–11, three widths and two colors).

    23. Simple pointed ballet flats to step it up from your old ballet flats that look like something your niece would wear. The pointed toe will *always* make your flats look better than a rounded toe, and you can fight me on that (please don't, I am soft).

    The black ballet flats

    Promising review: "Very pleased with the shoes! They have a nice soft cushion on the bottom & they fit perfect! Not too big or small or tight. I ordered another pair because I liked them so much!" —Target customer

    Get them from Target for $19.99 (available in sizes 5–9 and three colors).

    24. Square-toe boots guaranteed to become one of your new favorite pair of boots. They're sleek, chic, and give juuust enough height that you feel tall and mighty without compromising support., Amazon

    Promising review: "Very comfy and great looking boots! Just like the picture. The heel height makes me taller but isn’t too steep to walk naturally in. Zipper is smooth to pull up and it stays up and doesn’t creep down over time. Overall very happy with this purchase." —Rebecca Henry

    Get it from Amazon for $41.84+ (available in sizes 5–12 and three colors).

    25. A pair of canvas sneakers you'll want to wear to every event because of how dang comfy *and* adorable they are.

    Model is wearing white sneakers
    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned small business based in Brisbane,  Australia that focuses on up-to-the-minute trends and styles.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these shoes! They’re my second pair to own. So comfy and literally go with everything!! 😍" —Hayley S.

    Get them from Beginning Boutique for $79.95 (available in European sizes 35–41).

    26. Or chunky white Fila sneakers because one, they're so ridiculously comfy and two, they're unbelievable cute. Pair these bad boys with mom jeans, a crop top, and your favorite bag. *chef's kiss* Perfect., Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! They are so comfortable and so cute! The chunkiness some how makes your feet look smaller so I’m not complaining!" —Karis Gittleson

    Get it from Amazon for $58.50+ (available in sizes 5–11).

    27. Jeffrey Campbell booties so you can get the support of a regular bootie but with style thanks to the ultra chic cutout and metallic accents.

    Closeup of a reviewer wearing the boots with a deep v cut-out on the side, chunky heel, and pointed toe with a silver metal strip around it

    Promising review: “Absolutely gorgeous shoes. My husband gifted these to me. My first Jeffrey Campbells and certainly not my last. I am so in love. These are so perfect, comfortable, and excellent quality. I love the casual but really stylish look of these; I feel like they are classics I can wear for years but still show uniqueness with a bit of an edge.” —Let:it:be

    Get them from Amazon for $189.92+ (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).

    28. Skechers walking shoes that are quite literally made for walking. And you know what? That's just what they'll do.

    Black walking shoes with white soles

    Promising review: "I have feet that are always in pain- bunions, hammer toe, arthritis from prior breaks. These shoes are so comfortable I bought them in three colors. When I am walking around in these shoes, the pain is hardly noticeable. I highly recommend them." —Jeanine

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 25 colors).

    29. Platform heels for the Carrie Bradshaw type of person who absolutely loves heels, but doesn't want to sacrifice comfort.,

    Promising review: "I’m just in shock that heels can be this comfortable. I wasted a significant portion of my life not knowing it's possible. Anyways, I’m just in love with my shoes.I had lost all hope to ever wear sexy shoes!" —Shazoo

    Get it from Amazon for $77.85+ (available in sizes 4–12 and four colors).

    30. A pair of pumps short enough to provide some necessary comfort, but high enough to be like "Hey, see? I wear heels, mom!" —me, an adult.

    Reviewer in the red pumps

    Promising review: "I am not a big heels person — I work a professional job and attend a lot of meetings and do a lot of walking. I typically stick to flats or shorter heels when absolutely necessary. I love the way heels look, but never seem to find them comfortable enough to endure all day. I ordered these LifeStride Parigi pumps and several other heels at the same time, but these were the CLEAR winner. They are so comfortable!!! I only really intended to wear them for one occasion, but they are so comfortable and stylish that I've worn them several days already." —Erin D.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.31+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 24 colors).

    31. And finally, a show-stopping pair of open toe heels for when you want to remind everyone that you are, in fact, the main character, and they shouldn't ever forget it.

    Model is wearing pink heels with a huge pink bow around the ankle
    Aminah Abdul Jillil

    Aminah Abdul Jillil is a black woman-owned shoe brand that launched in 2012 and is known for their bold, stunning design aesthetic.

    Get them from Aminah Abdul Jillil for $445 (available in sizes 6–11).

    You, when someone says you have too many shoes:


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