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19 Amazing Pairs Of Shoes With Over 1,000 Reviews On Zappos

If you're looking for some kicks that have near-universal endorsement, the ones on this list — from Birkenstock sandals to Merrill hiking shoes to Frye boots — are tried-and-shoe.

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1. Birkenstock sandals as easy as flip-flops, but waaaay comfier.

Promising review: "I just received these in the mail, and I put these bad boys on right away! They are even cuter in person and although I obviously haven't broken them in yet they already are so soft and comfy. I listened to the other reviews and ordered a size down (I wear an 8.5 and always get a 39 in Birkenstock clogs), and the 38 is perfect. Love that these are stylish and cute but most importantly comfy! I have very flat feet and had a bunionectomy about six years ago. I have a titanium screw in my right great toe and these don't rub there at all, fab! Hoping I can order in more colors soon." —Zappos ReviewerPrice: $99.95 (available in sizes 35–42, in nine colors)
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Promising review: "I just received these in the mail, and I put these bad boys on right away! They are even cuter in person and although I obviously haven't broken them in yet they already are so soft and comfy. I listened to the other reviews and ordered a size down (I wear an 8.5 and always get a 39 in Birkenstock clogs), and the 38 is perfect. Love that these are stylish and cute but most importantly comfy! I have very flat feet and had a bunionectomy about six years ago. I have a titanium screw in my right great toe and these don't rub there at all, fab! Hoping I can order in more colors soon." —Zappos Reviewer

Price: $99.95 (available in sizes 35–42, in nine colors)

2. Strappy sandals perfect for dancing the night away (even if you've got wide or fussy feet).

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Promising review: "If you have a hard-to-fit or wide foot, this is the shoe for you. I have bunions and can never get a shoe soft enough and wide enough. These are so comfortable and easy to wear. Expensive but worth every penny. I now have them in two colors. I couldn't usually even wear heels before! And the bottom padding is so soft." —Kathy G

Price: $79.95 (available in sizes 5–12, widths N–WW, in 10 colors)

3. A pair of classic boat shoes that'll look great even if your yacht is in the shop.

Promising review: "I loved these from the moment I put them on! There was no 'wearing in' period; they were comfortable from the get-go. I hate wearing socks and my bare feet felt great in these and they are very cute. They go with everything." —Zappos ReviewerPrice: $79.99 (available in sizes 5–11, in three colors)
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Promising review: "I loved these from the moment I put them on! There was no 'wearing in' period; they were comfortable from the get-go. I hate wearing socks and my bare feet felt great in these and they are very cute. They go with everything." —Zappos Reviewer

Price: $79.99 (available in sizes 5–11, in three colors)

4. Wedge ankle booties you can wear year-round, because not all warm-weather shoes have to be sandals, okay???

Promising review: "I absolutely adore these shoes. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are comfortable, cute, and easy to walk in. I have spent hours and hours on my feet in these bad boys and have never had any pain. I do feel that they run about half a size big. I would highly recommend these to anyone!" —Shelly APrice: $62.99 (available in sizes 5–12, in taupe suede or metallic faux leather)
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Promising review: "I absolutely adore these shoes. I cannot say enough good things about them. They are comfortable, cute, and easy to walk in. I have spent hours and hours on my feet in these bad boys and have never had any pain. I do feel that they run about half a size big. I would highly recommend these to anyone!" —Shelly A

Price: $62.99 (available in sizes 5–12, in taupe suede or metallic faux leather)

5. Converse Chuck Taylors (in high- or low-top), which are basically the chameleon of footwear because they go with EVERYTHING.

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Promising review: "What more can be said about Chuck Taylors? They are the quintessential classics — timeless, adaptable, and versatile, never out of style or out of place. I've been wearing Converse (mostly Chucks and some Jack Purcells as well) for eons, and I keep coming back for the great style, excellent value, and just generally good vibe they seem to generate! I got the all-black version to wear with jeans and darker khakis — they're perfect. And added bonus: They're easy to get through security at the airport. I think I'll probably be buried in a pair of Chuck Taylors." —Zappos Reviewer

Price: $49.99 for the low-tops or $54.99 for the high-tops (available in women's sizes 5–12 and men's sizes 3–18, in eight colors)

6. The stack-heel ankle boots your wardrobe has been searching for all its life.

Promising review: "Fabulous! Best relationship of my adult life and it's with a shoe. Go figure. Perfect all-around shoe with no break-in time. My job requires a lot of movement and my feet are still comfortable after 10 hours of being on my feet. And my feet are as wide as they come and they fit into these narrow shoes thanks to the generous give in the upper. I highly recommend getting a pair of these. It's worth the price tag. Once you put these on and everyone stops you to ask you where you got your shoes, you'll never even remember how much they cost you, and if you do, you should remember to buy quality over quantity." —NolaPrice: $99.95 (available in sizes 4–13, widths N and W, in nine colors)
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Promising review: "Fabulous! Best relationship of my adult life and it's with a shoe. Go figure. Perfect all-around shoe with no break-in time. My job requires a lot of movement and my feet are still comfortable after 10 hours of being on my feet. And my feet are as wide as they come and they fit into these narrow shoes thanks to the generous give in the upper. I highly recommend getting a pair of these. It's worth the price tag. Once you put these on and everyone stops you to ask you where you got your shoes, you'll never even remember how much they cost you, and if you do, you should remember to buy quality over quantity." —Nola

Price: $99.95 (available in sizes 4–13, widths N and W, in nine colors)

7. A pair of versatile dress shoes, which are appropriate for any level of workplace formality.

Promising review: "This is a most stylish, comfortable, sensible shoe. I am an architect, so I must maintain style, even as I must be able to walk well. I absolutely love these shoes! I keep the heels repaired and the shoes well shined. I have six pairs! I get many compliments on these shoes." —Arlene HPrice: $68.95 (available in sizes 5–13, in widths N–W)
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Promising review: "This is a most stylish, comfortable, sensible shoe. I am an architect, so I must maintain style, even as I must be able to walk well. I absolutely love these shoes! I keep the heels repaired and the shoes well shined. I have six pairs! I get many compliments on these shoes." —Arlene H

Price: $68.95 (available in sizes 5–13, in widths N–W)

8. Ballet flats that will make you feel like an actual ballet dancer (even if your physical genius is currently unrecognized).

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Promising review: "I am a dancer and hope to clarify some fitting questions about these lovely shoes. They are built like a literal ballet slipper, meant to wear like a little leather sock, but in this case the sole is rubber instead of suede, and the whole shoe is made to withstand more than a few rehearsals. The break-in time happens quickly in these shoes because a dance shoe needs to be useable right away. I have three pairs and wear them everywhere. I live in my Sloops and now suffer less from awful foot cramps because my foot is not fighting a shoe when I walk. These are made to become uniquely yours as you wear them. I would not trade mine for anything!" —Zappos Reviewer

Price: $130 (available in size 6–12, in 14 colors)

9. A splurge-worthy pair of Frye boots that will last you forever (and get better with age).

Promising review: "I have owned these boots for 10 years. I have worn them in the Colorado River and in the snow in Michigan. I have been in thick clay and climbed the mountains in them. I've worn them with shorts, skirts, and tights. Worn them in all seasons. Sexy as all hell. People come up to me in airports and ask about these boots. I got them in less than 24 hours from Zappos. I love these boots. I am 58 years old. I will treasure these all my life." —Nancy DPrice: $328 (available in sizes 5.5–12, in eight colors)
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Promising review: "I have owned these boots for 10 years. I have worn them in the Colorado River and in the snow in Michigan. I have been in thick clay and climbed the mountains in them. I've worn them with shorts, skirts, and tights. Worn them in all seasons. Sexy as all hell. People come up to me in airports and ask about these boots. I got them in less than 24 hours from Zappos. I love these boots. I am 58 years old. I will treasure these all my life." —Nancy D

Price: $328 (available in sizes 5.5–12, in eight colors)

10. Classic Keds sneakers, so you can add a little "Audrey Hepburn on vacation" to all your summer looks.

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Promising review: "I've been wearing canvas Keds sneakers since I was about 7 or 8 years old. I'm over 30 today, and I still love them! Other styles come and go, but Keds remain a wardrobe basic. You simply cannot beat Keds for comfort and style. A few months ago, one of my girlfriends let my boyfriend try her Keds on (they both apparently have the same size foot), and he liked them so much that, within a week, he had purchased his own pair. He wears them everywhere, and they look great on him, too!" —Kathy

Price: $39.95 (available in sizes 5–13, widths 2A–EE, in seven colors)

11. A sporty waterproof sandal to support your feet through all their warm-weather adventures.

Promising review: "I bought these for a 25-day trip to Thailand and wore them almost every day. They were fantastic! And my feet never hurt, despite all the walking (so much!), hiking (which included walking through small streams), and elephant riding. And they are very lightweight." —LaurajeanzPrice: $89.95 (available in sizes 5–11, in 18 colors)
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Promising review: "I bought these for a 25-day trip to Thailand and wore them almost every day. They were fantastic! And my feet never hurt, despite all the walking (so much!), hiking (which included walking through small streams), and elephant riding. And they are very lightweight." —Laurajeanz

Price: $89.95 (available in sizes 5–11, in 18 colors)

12. Rubber-soled suede moccasins as comfy as slippers (but tough enough to wear everywhere).

Promising review: "I love these moccasins. In fact, I own three pairs. They run a bit large, but I ordered my usual size and find the extra room makes them really comfortable. They look stylish and are versatile. I wear them to work, with jeans or leggings. They are convenient to slip on, but feel secure on my feet. I actually prefer these to my Thunderbirds (those rub in bare feet — these don't)." —Zappos ReviewerPrice: $44.95 (available in sizes 5–11, widths M and W, in nine colors).
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Promising review: "I love these moccasins. In fact, I own three pairs. They run a bit large, but I ordered my usual size and find the extra room makes them really comfortable. They look stylish and are versatile. I wear them to work, with jeans or leggings. They are convenient to slip on, but feel secure on my feet. I actually prefer these to my Thunderbirds (those rub in bare feet — these don't)." —Zappos Reviewer

Price: $44.95 (available in sizes 5–11, widths M and W, in nine colors).

13. A pair of cute everyday flats that come in enough colors and patterns (27!) that you could literally wear them Every. Day.

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Promising review: "Love, love, love these! They're so comfortable and they go with everything! I recommend ordering a 1/2 size up. I am usually an 8 1/2, but ordered a 9 and they fit perfectly. Great shoe at a great price." –CO

Price: $58.95 (available in sizes 5–12, widths M and W, in 27 colors)

14. Vans slip-ons to help even the most type-A shoe-wearer channel their inner SoCal slacker.

Promising review: "These are the shoes I have been searching for my entire life. Little did I know they were right under my nose. I'd always seen them and passed them up. The older I get, the lazier I get. No laces?! Sign me up! These are comfy. I have slightly wide feet and these really fit the bill in terms of not being too squished for my poor little feet. They are cute, go with everything, and are great everyday shoe." —DesireePrice: $49.95 (available in women's sizes 5–14.5 and men's sizes 3.5–16, in nine colors)
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Promising review: "These are the shoes I have been searching for my entire life. Little did I know they were right under my nose. I'd always seen them and passed them up. The older I get, the lazier I get. No laces?! Sign me up! These are comfy. I have slightly wide feet and these really fit the bill in terms of not being too squished for my poor little feet. They are cute, go with everything, and are great everyday shoe." —Desiree

Price: $49.95 (available in women's sizes 5–14.5 and men's sizes 3.5–16, in nine colors)

15. Stylish sneakers with a retro vibe (and plenty of arch support).

Promising review: "I'm now on my fourth pair of Tigers and that should say it all. They are easily the most versatile and comfortable sneaker around. Everyone should own a pair; your wardrobe isn't complete without one." —MichaelPrice: $67.99 (available in women's sizes 5.5–12 and men's sizes 4–14, in five colors)
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Promising review: "I'm now on my fourth pair of Tigers and that should say it all. They are easily the most versatile and comfortable sneaker around. Everyone should own a pair; your wardrobe isn't complete without one." —Michael

Price: $67.99 (available in women's sizes 5.5–12 and men's sizes 4–14, in five colors)

16. Outlandishly comfortable slip-ons that will have your back (and your feet) on treks long or short.

Promising review: "Greatest shoes ever. Easy on, easy off, yet your feet won't slip and slide when wearing them. Comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time, whether lounging around or out for a stroll. Buy a pair, then get ready to buy another pair just to have in case the first pair is stolen or lost. Yep, they are that good!" —D.R.Price: $79.95 (available in men's sizes 7–15, widths M and W, in nine colors)
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Promising review: "Greatest shoes ever. Easy on, easy off, yet your feet won't slip and slide when wearing them. Comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time, whether lounging around or out for a stroll. Buy a pair, then get ready to buy another pair just to have in case the first pair is stolen or lost. Yep, they are that good!" —D.R.

Price: $79.95 (available in men's sizes 7–15, widths M and W, in nine colors)

17. Easy-breezy strappy sandals, because sometimes you just want to feel the wind on your toes.

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Promising review: "I have these in black croc, black patent, black leather, saddle leather, and almond patent. They are my go-to sandals in the summer. They're absolutely worth the price and I love how the footbed is cushioned; it really does make a difference and makes the sandal that much more comfortable! Great value!" —Zappos Reviewer

Price: $69.95 (available in sizes 4–12, widths M and W, in 18 colors)

18. Crocs, because say what you will about Crocs (and much has been said), they're comfortable, durable, and entirely waterproof. Just hose them off and be on your merry way!

Promising review: "Could not be more happy with my Crocs purchase! These shoes are so simple and dependable. They actually provide great arch support, which surprised me. I wear them around the house and when running errands. They're comfortable with socks or without, depending on the weather. One of my favorite parts is whenever they get a little stretched out from wear, just throw them in the dryer for five minutes with a wet towel and just like that they shrink back to original fit." —KJPrice: $29.99 (available in women's sizes 6–19 or men's sizes 4–16, in 21 colors)
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Promising review: "Could not be more happy with my Crocs purchase! These shoes are so simple and dependable. They actually provide great arch support, which surprised me. I wear them around the house and when running errands. They're comfortable with socks or without, depending on the weather. One of my favorite parts is whenever they get a little stretched out from wear, just throw them in the dryer for five minutes with a wet towel and just like that they shrink back to original fit." —KJ

Price: $29.99 (available in women's sizes 6–19 or men's sizes 4–16, in 21 colors)

19. Sanuk Yoga Sling Sandals, which are basically a gentle embrace for your feet.

I've written about these before, and the face remains: They are comfortable AF.Promising review: "I was looking for a comfortable sandal to wear on a Caribbean vacation. I bought these based on reviews. They are the most comfortable shoes of this style I have ever owned. The foot bed is very cushiony and the tee shirt fabric straps are great feeling. I have wide but bony feet and these are perfect. I wear an 8 1/2 and ordered an 8, which are still a little long but not too much. I have problems with plantar fasciitis and a heel spur, yet I can wear these shoes several hours per day. Highly recommend." —AnnPrice: $38 (available in sizes 5–11, in 15 colors)
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I've written about these before, and the face remains: They are comfortable AF.

Promising review: "I was looking for a comfortable sandal to wear on a Caribbean vacation. I bought these based on reviews. They are the most comfortable shoes of this style I have ever owned. The foot bed is very cushiony and the tee shirt fabric straps are great feeling. I have wide but bony feet and these are perfect. I wear an 8 1/2 and ordered an 8, which are still a little long but not too much. I have problems with plantar fasciitis and a heel spur, yet I can wear these shoes several hours per day. Highly recommend." —Ann

Price: $38 (available in sizes 5–11, in 15 colors)

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