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    50 Comfortable Pairs Of Shoes Reviewers Say They’ve Walked Miles In Without Pain

    From chic heels to supportive sandals and flats, these shoes have been put to the test by reviewers. The results: no blisters, aches, or painful rubbing.

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

    1. Sorel Kinetic sandals channeling fun, sporty sneaker vibes while giving you all the breathability and style of a good sandal. Their cushioned bouncy footbed is designed to keep you comfortable all day, even when the day's busy itinerary doesn't allow for a ton of sitting breaks.

    Reviewer photo of a person standing with their dog while wearing black and white sandals
    Reviewer photo of a closeup of white soled black strappy sandals

    Promising reviews: "It is hard for me to find cute sandals that are also good for walking. I walked 5 miles the first time I wore these and had no blisters or discomfort. They look great with a skirt or pants, and a lot of people have complimented me on them. I wear a size 11, and these were true to size." —Caterpillar983

    "Love my new sandals! Great cushioning and arch support, sporty look, and the adjustable strap is great for the Florida humidity that makes your feet swell when you walk a bit. I found them true to size. I'm usually between an 8 and 8.5 (usually the larger size in athletic shoes) and found the 8 in these to fit well. Got lots of compliments on them my first day wearing them! So comfy!" —Maggie

    Get them from Amazon for $90.06+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in six colors).

    2. Water-resistant Dr. Scholl's slip-on sneakers so you can stroll right through airport security with *slightly* less of a headache considering how easy they are to kick on and off, with a cushioned insole that can withstand those many hours of walking without leaving your feet a painful, throbbing mess.

    reviewer wearing the black shoes while outside
    reviewer wearing the leopard print dr scholls sneakers

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    Promising reviews: "Travel tested and approved — LOVE!! My hairdresser friend recommended these since she’s always on her feet. They were so reasonable so I ordered them for my South Africa honeymoon trip. They were INCREDIBLE!!! My feet never hurt, and I walked a ton of miles in them. They also went with a ton of outfits, so I was very happy!!! I highly recommend!" —Leah Gwin Hoefling

    "These shoes were recommended as comfortable walking shoes. They absolutely are the best! I bought these shoes to have a stylish, casual shoe for a NYC/DC seven-day tour. I walked an average of seven to eight miles a day even in a downpour. Not a single blister or pain of any kind. If you are searching for stylish, casual, and comfortable, then these are it. Easy on and off, water-resistant, and coordinates with all outfits." —S. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $26.66+ (available in sizes 5–13, including wide sizes, and in 28 designs). 

    3. Crocs flip-flops bringing all the unbelievable comfort and durability the brand is known for, minus the clunky clog style if you *still* can't bring yourself to put those on your feet. Ultra-lightweight (yay for both your feet and suitcase, when traveling) and perfect for lounging by the pool or ocean, these understated Crocs are a warm-weather essential.

    reviewer wearing the black flip-flops
    side view of reviewer's foot wearing the black flip-flop in the sand to show its flexible sole

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    Promising reviews: "I walked around Epcot for 12 hours in these flip-flops. Not a single sore. So comfortable! Highly recommended." —tina roya

    "These are AMAZING. The only flip-flops I’ve ever owned that I can literally walk all day in comfortably! Took them on an eight-day beach vacation and averaged 5.5 miles per day walking! They stick to your feet firmly — very little 'flopping' lol. I also have a wide foot and have issues finding flip-flops and sandals that my feet won’t spill over the sides of. Amazing shoe. And for a Crocs product, not bad-looking!" —S Doeringsfeld

    Get them from Amazon for $11.75+ (available in sizes 4–11 and 11 colors). 

    4. Or, Crocs wedges proving how cute *and* comfortable a platform heel can be. Reviewers swear by them for travel and any occasion where lots of walking is on the agenda, and the rubber makes them a breeze to clean. Get ready for everyone who sees them to be shocked when you tell them the brand. 

    reviewer wearing the black crocs platforms
    reviewer wearing the white crocs platforms with a skirt

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    Promising review: "If you are looking for a shoe that is cute and comfortable, look no further! This shoe is everything! I wore this shoe all day long walking through the streets of Paris and Florence. And when I say walk, I mean walk...some days up to 10 miles. I brought three other pairs of shoes and ended up wearing these pretty much every day. The platform heel was just the right height, and the sole was almost like memory foam and seemed to absorb the pressure from all the standing and walking. The straps did not rub my feet and were easy to open, close, and adjust. Great shoe if you are on the go! I would highly recommend." —Jay

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 4–11 and 18 styles). 

    5. Blondo Villa ankle booties, a chic close-toed option available in suede and nubuck leather that's waterproof! These boots were made for walkin' up and down cute streets filled with antique shops and more.

    brown ankle boots with a slight heel
    reviewer wearing the same boots in sand suede color

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    Promising review: "I bought these for travel after seeing them recommended on multiple travel sites. Although the manufacturer says the boots are waterproofed, I did spray them with a suede protectant. I recently returned from a trip to Barcelona where I wore these all day for several days. We walked about six miles a day, and I had no discomfort. (They’re significantly more comfortable than the pair of Cole Haan Chelsea boots that they were bought to replace.) It rained pretty heavily one day, and I found these to be completely waterproof. What’s more, the rain did not seem to affect the boots at all; they still look brand new. I plan to take them with me to London and Paris next month. They also look great for work with tights. All-around great shoe. I’m very pleased with the purchase and would highly recommend them." —HEO1121

    Get them from Amazon for $119.96+ (available in sizes 5.5–10, including wide sizes, and in seven styles).

    6. Dr. Martens gladiator sandals to take the place of your clunky boots in the summer, giving you a bit of stylish lift and ~punk vibes~ while still keeping your feet breezy when it's hot out. This leather pair is one you can break out year after year.

    Reviewer's photo wearing sandals while standing
    a reviewer showing their entire outfit plus the sandals

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    Promising review: "I bought these for walking long distances in my city. I wanted something to look cute but be comfortable. The leather is a bit stiff so I wore them for short distances a few times before wearing them out to do errands. I covered three miles in them yesterday then went to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers and danced for two hours, and my feet felt great! I'm a high heel girl, but if you need comfortable soft sandals, these are the ones. If you don't wanna [take] the time to break them in (I mean they ARE Docs after all), just buy some moleskin and attach it to the stiff bits. BTW, TONS of compliments, too." —Chris Quinlivan & Dion Serene

    Get them from Amazon for $71.32+ (available in sizes 5–11 and four colors).

    7. Chic Margaux City Sandals that come in the dreamiest shades and keep you supported with a thick block 2.5-inch heel and plush foam padding. These shoes were *made* for walking — a phrase not often said of heels, but with the City Sandals, it couldn't be more true. 

    model's feet in the beige sandals
    model wearing the gold sandals
    Margaux

    Note that this style runs narrow, and the store recommends ordering a wider width. 

    Promising reviews: "Best heels ever! After reading all the hype, I bought two pairs. They are so incredibly comfortable, you feel like you are walking on cushy, flat shoes!! I even walked and sometimes ran in them in airports while traveling across the globe for 20 hours straight, and my feet weren’t a bit tired or achy. They fit like a glove and look slick and sexy. The cross straps at the toes make my feet look so delicate. They are by far my favorite shoes. Can’t wait for Christmas, since my husband will be gifting me my third pair!!" —Tania W.

    "It's sooooo difficult to find narrow width shoes that are not dowdy. Or that cost a fortune. And while these were not cheap, they are a true narrow width and fit perfect. The lower, chunky heal makes them comfortable for wearing all day at the office, and I log some miles at the office each day. The only reason I'm not giving a 5-star is that all the photos online show these are being way more taupe than rose. They are VERY pink. Still a nice neutral." —Hapuna B.

    Get them from Margaux for $325 (available in sizes 2.5–14, including medium, narrow, and wide sizes, and 12 styles). 

    8. Comfy pumps offering another chic heel option that won't completely destroy your feet after an hour or two of walking, thanks to the comfortable block heel and soft, cushioned insole.  

    reviewer wearing the white pumps with a dress
    Reviewer wears same style pump in a dark blue shade with skinny gray pants

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    Promising review: "I walked 8.3 miles in these heels and have no regrets. I wore these for the very first time for Disneyland's Dapper Day, and I was OVERWHELMINGLY surprised with how comfortable they were! I have never bought shoes on Amazon before and was worried that the fit and or quality would make me regret my purchase. But truly, it was far from it. The heel is the perfect height to give you a lift and wide enough for you to feel secure! The strap when fitted snug around your ankle can be a bit irritating when it rubs, so I loosened them. At the end of the day, the balls of my feet were a bit sore, but that's just the effects of Disney. But I'm happy to report that I have no blisters, and I can't wait to wear them out again!" —cissyjworstell

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 5–11, including wide sizes, and 21 colors).

    9. Birkenstock Arizona sandals that remain a classic, one worth splurging on if time-tested durability and comfort are your key footwear concerns. They've been known to last well over a decade with proper care, and the contoured footbed molds to your feet over time. 

    reviewer's feet wearing the beige sandals
    reviewer's feet wearing the dark gray sandals

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    Several of my BuzzFeed Shopping colleagues *swear* by their Birks — you can read their thoughts here (#1) and here (#3)

    Promising reviews: "I can walk five miles in Birkenstocks, and my feet don't hurt. Sometimes, when I wear my sneakers, my feet talk to me after a five-mile walk. In the winter, I put on warm wooly socks and my Birkenstocks, and my feet are happy." —rene h

    "LOVE. I just got home from a five-hour touring adventure (LOTS of walking), and my feet feel fine. Everyone I've talked to swears by Birkenstocks, and I'm so glad I finally took the plunge." —Cat

    Get them from Amazon for $89.95+ (available in sizes 3–16.5, including narrow sizes, and in dozens of styles — not all styles available in all sizes). 

    10. Or Cushionaire slides made to fit your feet like a glove thanks to the flexible cork footbed and supportive, padded insole. They're pushing 50,000 5-star ratings, and over 800 reviews (!) draw comparisons between these and Birkenstocks, with many claiming they're just as comfortable for a fraction of the price. 

    reviewer holding up the tan sandal to show its supportive footbed
    reviewer wearing the sandals in tan

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    Promising review: "I bought these sandals before a three-week trip in Europe; I didn't want to pay for Birks but did want something in similar style with good arch support. I was a little skeptical about the low price, but gave them a shot...and they were the MOST comfortable sandals I've ever owned. I walked over 120 miles in them in three weeks on our trip and never once had foot pain. They broke in so quickly and were very supportive from the get go — and still are! Highly recommend." —Han Lin

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes 6–13, including wide sizes, and 21 styles).