Skip To Content

    24 Pairs Of Shoes You'll Really And Truly Wear All The Time

    Finding a new fave pair of shoes is no small ~feet~.

    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.

    1. Chelsea rain booties so sleek and practical, you'll probably even wear them when it's not raining.

    Amazon, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These boots are subtle and can easily pass as normal shoes. They're comfortable, and most importantly, definitely waterproof. I have flat feet so there's a little extra space between my foot and the top front of the boot, but it doesn't make walking difficult or painful. They have little tabs on the heels, which make it easy to yank the boots on and off. Finally, I can wake up on a rainy day and not have a minor breakdown trying to figure out what shoes to wear." —Rebecca O'Connell (check out her full review here, #2)

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 4-13 and in nine colors).

    2. A cute and comfy pair of ankle strap flats with over 1,700 positive reviews (!!!!) and a price tag that'll make you say "heck yes" even if you're strapped for cash.

    amazon.com, Bea Park/BuzzFeed / Via instagram.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of these flats.

    Promising review: "I’ve been searching for cute flats that actually stay on my feet and are comfortable, a task that seemed unattainable until these miracles entered my life. They're true to size and have comfy insoles and straps aren’t too tight or too loose. These are the only flats I’ve owned that didn’t need to be broken in! Def buying these in other colors." —Legss

    Get them from Amazon for $10+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in 25 colors and prints).

    3. Classic oxfords in a bold hue that'll make even the most basic jeans and a tee suddenly unboring.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $49 (available in sizes 5.5-11).

    4. Sturdy stacked heel cutout booties you can rock with tights, socks, or bare feet, so they work for all seasons. Buying shoes you can only wear for a few months a year? Cut 👏 it 👏out.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these little booties! I don't like to wear high heels often because they hurt my feet and ankles (I broke both of my ankles playing sports growing up, so they aren't the most stable) but I love the look of heels! These shoes are perfect because they give me enough height to feel sexy and make my legs look amazing, but because the heels are chunky and not overly high, they're more comfortable than stilettos. I work these to work for seven hours and they still felt tolerable, which for me is HUGE! I highly recommend these shoes!" —Lennox Marie

    Get them from Amazon for $20+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 11 colors).

    5. Possibly perfect pumps with memory foam insoles so comfy, you might actually rather wear them than your fave flats or sneaks. Catch me wearing heels to the drugstore with my sweats!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out more of the most comfortable heels on Amazon.

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about these shoes. Considering their extremely affordable price, I was very surprised at how well the shoes are constructed. The memory foam is NOT a gimmick or unsubstantiated sales pitch. It works, and they're the most comfortable shoes I've ever put on my feet (other than my fuzzy house slippers)! If I could afford it, I'd buy these in every color and heel height they make! ❤️ I'm a former flight attendant for United, so wearing mid-heel pumps was required every single day, and I was always searching for THE perfect pair. I wish I'd found these when I was still flying and on my feet all day!" —Kristi Schonebaum

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 medium and wide and in nine colors).

    6. Heeled loafers that are perfect for work or weekends and anyone who wants the Gucci vibe without the Gucci price tag.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $24.90 (available in sizes 5.5-10).

    7. Fleece-lined combat boots with thick, grippy soles so you can actually wear cute shoes when it's snowing for once in your damn life.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These boots are so comfortable! I practically live in them now. I bought them a half size larger for wearing with extra socks, but now kind of wish I'd bought my normal size, as I don't need extra socks with the furry lining. They're a great purchase for the price!" —tbrakes

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in nine colors).

    8. Soft Mary Jane flats so affordable and adorable, they'll have you feeling happier than the other kind of Mary Jane.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've always loved Mary Jane flats. I ordered these and could not be happier! When I took them out of the package, I could feel that they were very soft. I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered down one size and they fit great. They feel great on my feet. They're very versatile. I've paired mine with full skirt and jeans with a blouse or sweater, and I could do many more combinations with dress pants, etc. I like how they look like basic flats but are cuter without being flashy. The price was great and I have nothing but good things to say about them!" —Raye

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes 5/5.5-11 and in seven colors).

    9. White combat cuties that look like your favorite boots and your favorite sneakers had a glorious, trendy love child.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $34.90 (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in three colors).

    10. Super chic kitten heel booties you can rock with anything from jeans to party dresses.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm loving these boots. I can’t wear high heels anymore and was despaired by the thought of never having sexy boots again. But these are sexy AND comfortable. The leather is nice and I'm very pleased with this purchase!!" —AEinAZ

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and in five styles).

    11. Patent Converse that are a major upgrade from the Chuck Taylors you've had since eighth grade.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $90 (available in sizes 6-10 and in three colors).

    12. Wide-fit leopard print ankle booties because it's almost 2019 and it's time to finally recognize leopard print as the neutral that it is, dammit!!!!!!

    Asos

    Get them from Asos for $45 (available in sizes 5-10).

    13. Wedge desert booties that won't desert you in your sartorial time of need.

    Target

    Promising review: "These are comfortable and stylish. They're perfect for dressing up or casual wear. I love the zipper on the side for easy on and off." —Marie

    Get them from Target for $32.99 (available in sizes 5-12 regular and wide).

    14. Classic ankle booties with the tiniest of heels, because they were made for walking (with style) and that's just what they'll do.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Not going to lie, I was very hesitant to buy these cute booties for my Colorado vacay, but I'm so glad I did! I ended up wearing them every single day, even walking in SNOW, and I even wore them at the airport coming back. I love these booties so much and I'd definitely recommend them. They survived Colorado snow!" —AmazonShopaholic

    Get them from Amazon for $17.69+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 26 colors and prints).

    15. Chunky hiking boots that are also chic enough for the urban jungle.

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $170 (available in sizes 6-10 and in three colors).

    16. Glam glitter sneakers to make every single day feel festive.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful shoes! I bought them to wear on vacation in London and Paris, and got so many compliments! I wore them with dresses, jeans, and anything else to feel fancy! We walked an average of eight to ten miles a day for two weeks!!! I didn't wear them every day, but I did most days. I'm a hairdresser and I've now worn them to work and they're still very comfy!!" —Dara Garbuzinski

    Get them from Amazon for $9.25+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 11 colors).

    17. A meow-velous pair that aren't regular flats, they're kitty flats, and therefore far superior.

    ModCloth

    Get them from ModCloth for $65 (available in sizes 6-11).

    18. Quilted riding boots with a cozy, fuzzy lining that just might mean the end of your (e)quest(rian) to find your sole mate.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Some reviewers recommend sizing down!

    Promising review: "So stinkin’ cute! They look and feel higher quality than I expected. Come fall and winter, black boots are my go-to. I actually keep a high-end pair and one for rain/sleet/snow/having too much fun lol. I bought these to replace my get-messy pair on a Black Friday deal and they were such an upgrade. They're comfortable and beautiful boots. The quilted portion, flashy hardware, and solid heel really elevate them." —JennS

    Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors).

    19. Rope-detail dress sandals that are a little bit clingy, tbh. They want to go everywhere with you, but luckily they work perfectly for everything from work to a party to a warm-weather vacay.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    These beauties are by one of Amazon's in-house fashion brands. Yup, they're a thing. Check out more fab finds from Amazon's labels.

    Promising review: "I'm pleasantly surprised by these cute and chic-looking heels. I specifically bought them to wear to work with long skirts, jeans, and slacks, and I'm pleased. The design is excellent and the comfort is just right. They also come with a dust bag. I highly recommend these. I normally wear a 9.5 between a medium and a wide width. I wasn't sure what the fit would be like because of the straps, which can sometimes be difficult for my ever-expanding feet, but they work perfectly! I think I might order another color." —The Greens

    Get them from Amazon for $13.41+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in three colors).

    20. Sleek mules, which, despite their name, won't be stubborn to walk in.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I love them! I have a hard time with heels, due to a back injury from a car accident. These mules are so cute and COMFY. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a cute heel alternative." —SarahRose123

    Get them from Nordstrom for $111 (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    21. Ankle strap heels with cool zippers that are only one of their major tas-selling points – they're also comfy and just as dressy as stilettos without the wobble factor!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "They fit perfectly. I haven't worn heels in a few years, but I can wear these all day long without getting tired." —candylulu

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 6-9.5 and in four colors).

    22. Snake-embossed loafers that might just become your favorite shoes in hissssss-tory.

    Nordstrom

    Snake, like leopard, is also a neutral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get them from Nordstrom for $69.95 (available in sizes 5-12 and in six colors).

    23. Metallic platform brogues to add height and shine to any ensemble.

    Aldo

    Get them from Aldo for $75 (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    24. Colorblocked mixed-material sneakers that look super cool and athletic, but you're def allowed to wear them if you get out of breath just walking from the food court to the shoe store at the mall.

    Target

    Same tbh.

    Promising review: "As soon as I saw these sneakers I knew I had to have them. They look so cool. Steve Madden has a very similar pair that I've been dying to buy for months now, but they're triple the price of these, so I snatched these up right away and I'm so glad I did! As soon as I tried them on I was honestly impressed. They have good cushioning and feel very, very comfortable. I bought them yesterday so I still have to see how they feel after having them on all day, but I love them. They're great quality, too, and look and feel like they're much more expensive than just $30. Target for the win!!! FYI, I did go half a size up." —Ivelise

    Get them from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes 5-12).

    When you find shoes that fit so perfectly it feels like they were made for you:

    4Kids Entertainment

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form