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    44 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 $71.22+ (available in sizes 5–11 and in 10 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 27 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. 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.

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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).

    6. 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

    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 13 styles). 

    7. 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 22 colors).

    8. 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).

    9. And beyond-affordable double-buckle slides that honestly have no right being this cute for this cheap — and, yes, they're waterproof! If you want that thick-strap Birkenstock look without the high price tag, here ya go. 

    reviewer wearing the white double buckle slides
    side view of the white slides

    The seller recommends checking the size chart, which details the best size for your foot length. The back strap is also adjustable!

    Promising review: "Comfy and trendy enough. I like 'em! I prefer not to wear shoes that don't have a back. It's my paranoia that I'll have to break out in a run at some point. But these work very well. I walk miles in them without discomfort. Plus, they're cute. Trends up any casual outfit. They are not Croc- or Birkenstock-level comfort because the sole is not cushioned, but it is carved out just right for the naked foot. Update: Just came back from a month in Costa Rica during rainy season, and I'm so glad I brought these! They held up so well getting through muddy pebble streets. The soles were thick enough to not feel the rocks beneath me and keep my toes from getting in the dirt. When I got in, I just washed them off. The white color held up in all that, and they never felt uncomfortable or as if they would come off my feet (a concern I have about sandals without ankle straps). They are excellent value. Get 'em!" —MelRay

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes 6–10 and two colors).

    10. Quick-drying Teva sandals, aka the stuff of dreams when it comes to a reliable, long-lasting pair of outdoor sandals — they have a rugged sole, making them ideal for light hikes, festivals, and everyday wear. Plus, they come in a bunch of cute designs, and water won't bother them one bit!

    reviewer's feet in the black and white sandals
    reviewer's feet in the multicolored sandals

    FYI, aside from their style and comfort, Tevas are *known* for their durability — one reviewer said their last pair lasted for EIGHT YEARS. This isn't your average sandal that falls apart after one season.  

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    Promising reviews: "Bought these for a hiking trip where I knew my feet might get wet. These were great even in some pretty steep, slippery areas. Hiked 17 miles in one day, and my feet still felt great! I did size down and so glad I did!" —Holly Benning

    "Comfiest shoes on the planet. I bought them for my trip to Thailand, which included a heavy amount of walking and hiking. I now wear them all the time, even for non-adventurous activities. They are so darn comfortable, and have great grip." —Caroline V.

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 5–14 and 33 styles). You can find a version available in men's sizes here.

    11. Versatile Toms sandals for a sleek option with a bit of height, perfect for cute brunches, fancy gardens, or nice dinners. The chunky heel makes them a much more comfy alternative to other types of heels, not to mention the thick straps that'll keep your feet secure.

    side view of reviewer wearing the white sandals
    overhead view of reviewer wearing the white sandals

    Promising reviews: "Absolutely love these! They are so comfy that I can walk miles in them without my feet hurting. They also go with every outfit and can easily be dressed up or down." —Cassidy

    "I'm obsessed with this shoe! I love that it fits like a bootie. Adorable with skinny jeans/leggings, dresses, etc. Can be dressed up or down — I wore them to a wedding in Greece, and also out and about during the day in Spain. Very comfortable for walking, dancing, whatever!" —jasmineflower

    Get it from Amazon for $34+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 12 styles). 

    12. Columbia hiking shoes so you can hit the trails with confidence and style. They're designed with a high-traction rubber sole and waterproof leather-and-suede upper that can withstand numerous intense hiking sessions (and other outdoor activities). And who said hiking boots can't be cute — these are available with striking red laces and other color combos as well!

    top down shot of the brown and red boots
    reviewer wearing the red and brown boots outside

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    Reviewers swear these don't even have a break-in period, making them a great pickup for that last-minute outdoorsy trip where hiking and rough terrain are on the docket. Note that it's recommended to go up a half size in these boots to accommodate thicker hiking socks, and I found that to be true when I picked up these shoes myself — I'm normally an 8 but found an 8.5 in these to be totally comfortable. I also found that they hold up well even on my first hike — though I did admittedly still have some soreness around my heel area, this was after a hard, 7+-mile hike with lots of rocks and climbing, so I don't blame the shoes. They felt comfortable right out of the box and super supportive when I was clamoring over rocks and rough terrain. And though I only stepped in water a couple of times briefly, my socks stayed dry, too. I got the brown color with red laces as pictured above, and they're even cuter in person, which is just another plus.

    Promising review: "There’s a reason that these hiking boots are the #1 best hiking boot on Amazon. I am amazed that they are so comfortable. This is day four that I’ve worn them, and my feet feel fantastic! I hiked four miles on the second day, and my feet were not tired, achy, or sore. I have been hiking for 30 years and have had numerous boots, but not a single pair have been this comfortable. The price is so worth it for what you get. In fact, I am ordering another pair so I can have one pair for hiking and another pair for everyday use. You simply cannot go wrong buying these boots." —Granny B

    Get them from Amazon for $69.53+ (available in sizes 5–12, including wide sizes, and 16 colors). You can find a similar men's version here.

    13. Or Thesus Weekend Boots, which are made to keep you comfy and supported no matter where your journeys take you; plus, their minimalist design doesn't scream "I LOVE HIKING" if you aren't actually that outdoorsy (but want a pair of boots that'll last). Sure, you could hit the trail in these, but they're also cute enough to style for a brunch date or park day. 

    model wearing the indigo colored weekend boots
    model wearing the thesus boots in white

    These boots generally fit true to size, but if you plan on wearing thicker socks or if you're between sizes, it's recommended to size up. 

    Thesus is a mission-driven, Ontario, Canada-based small biz creating outdoor footwear that's easy on the planet, the eyes, and your feet! These boots are made with over 95% natural and recycled. materials. 

    Promising reviews: "They came exactly when they were scheduled to and looked exactly as pictured online. I did a little bit of walking around indoors to get the feel of them, then decided they could do an easy three-mile walk for breaking in. It's truly been some of the easiest breaking in I've ever done with boots. One more walk like that and they'll be ready for a long hike. Based on my past experiences with other boots, these boots, for their size, are remarkably light. There wasn't a lot of adjusting I had to do at all to make them comfortable. Really comfortable." —Ellen

    "I absolutely love these boots! They have a very nice padding in the sole, which makes it comfortable to wear for long periods of time, and these shoes definitely fit very true to size. Just by looking at them, you can tell that they are very well made and will be very long-lasting. " —Claire

    Get it from Thesus for $198 (available in EU sizes 36–46 and 11 colors).