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28 Pairs Of Heels That Are Actually Comfortable

Why yes, I did wear heels all day without murdering someone! The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

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3. Low wedges with teardrop cutouts to get you through all sorts of special occasions.,

Promising review: "I bought these shoes for my husband's graduation. They are gorgeous. They went perfectly with my Audrey Hepburn-style dress and gave me that '50s chic look. I turned heads and had every girl asking who they were by. They were so comfortable I barely knew I had them on!" —APRIL

Get them from Amazon for $21+ (sizes 5.5–10, eight colors).


5. Faux-leather oxfords for a classic look in a silhouette your otherwise-overburdened toes can stand.,

Promising review: "Perfect fit and very comfortable. Absolutely adorable. I almost want to buy three more pairs for when these inevitably die. Quality is about what you might expect from Payless, so not too bad but not great either. But I Love them!!!!" —S. Levi

Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (sizes 4–11, three colors).

6. Suede heels in a half-moon block shape can keep you stable at all times.

Promising review: "Beautiful shoes that go with everything! They are true to size and the block heel makes the height of the shoe comfortable to walk in. Love them!" —CourtneyML

Get them from Nordstrom for $59.96 (sizes 6–10).


8. Jewel tone T-straps you can buy in all five colors for reliable ~versatility~.

9. Mary Janes you'll easily be able to stomp around in thanks to their rubber sole.

Promising review: “These heels are exactly what I needed. They are comfy and so cute! I was able to wear them standing on risers during an almost two-hour choir concert. They were a great purchase!” —Ambelina

Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (sizes 4–14, three colors).

10. Michael Kors city sandals built to stay on your feet while you're navigating cruel sidewalks.

Promising review: "I love these shoes. Normally I can’t wear heels, but the chunky heel on these MKs make them easy and comfortable to walk in. Highly recommend!" —Sally

Get them from Macy's for $90 (sizes 5–11, three colors). Check out a similar pair with a few more straps for $90.

11. Ballet flat–inspired heels with a soft elastic back and 15 shades will keep you well-heeled at all times, even if you normally live in flats!

Promising review: "Thank you for making what is honestly the perfect heel. As someone with bad feet, two bunion surgeries later — plus rods and pins left behind — no matter how great a shoe looks, it's simply not worth the discomfort for me. THANKFULLY because of Everlane, I have two pairs of beautiful heels which I wear all the time. At night with dresses but even better, in the daytime with jeans too, because they really are that comfortable. I've told all my friends with foot issues about this shoe because real friends share what makes life better, and these heels absolutely do just that for me." —Lakgrs

Get them from Everlane for $145 (sizes 5–11, 15 colors).


12. Espadrille flatforms for staying light on your toes, just at a loftier height.

Promising review: "These shoes are super cute and comfortable on. I love the platform — height without the strain of wearing a heel. The foot position is almost flat." —PickyVirgo

Get them from Nordstrom for $89.95 (sizes 4–12, five colors).

13. Retro T-straps neutral enough to give your nude sandals a break when you need a few extra inches.

FYI, reviewers suggest going up a size.

Promising review: "These are comfortable and SO CUTE. I want to dress up every day just so I can wear them!" —jennifer

Get them from ModCloth for $69 (sizes 36–42).

14. Gladiator wedges with cutouts and tassels can ensure you look fierce AF without falling in front of a crowd.

Promising review: "I'm in love with these shoes! They are true to size and are the real deal. They are very comfortable and well-made. I could wear them all day. The tie is adjustable so if you had a little bit of a wider foot it would work for you." —CO

Get them from Amazon for $57.55+ (sizes 5.5–11, also in beige).

15. Colorful mules as a step up for any tired outfit.

Promising review: "True to fit! Very comfortable mule! The material is a nice suede comfortable shoe. Made with quality. I'm so pleased! Easy to walk in! Heel height is perfect, a sexy slide indeed! Lot's of compliments on the color." —Linneytheprinces

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $39 (sizes 6–10, four colors).


16. Strappy dress sandals in a range of colors so you can dance the night away without having to hobble around the next day.

Promising review: "Nice and very comfortable. Heel is just right, size is perfect and they arrived in a very timely manner." —Okurrrr

Get them from Nordstrom for $59.95 (sizes medium and wide 4–13, six colors).

19. Naked pumps with a padded ankle strap and a rainbow of colors to make your old dogs howl with joy instead of pain.

Promising review: “These shoes are perfect! I purchased a size 9 in nude, and they were exactly what I was looking for. Nude heels are generally pretty hard to find in a good tone. But I'm beyond happy with these. They're also extremely comfortable. The band around the ankle is padded to provide extra comfort. And the buckle is sturdy. I plan to purchase many more colors!” —Luke

Get them from Amazon for $24.89+ (sizes 5–11, 24 colors).


20. Pointy slingbacks in a kitten heel and several colors so you'll have plenty of purrrfect options.

Promising review: "Lovely little shoe. It's comfortable too. Looks great on my foot. Heel strap stays on, even if I'm wearing stockings. I ordered black patent, size 7. Fits true to size, goes with Jean's, slacks, dresses. Very Audrey Hepburn." —smartmom

Get them from Nordstrom for $89.95 (sizes 4–13, 10 colors).

21. Low heels can keep you walking on air all day.

Promising review: "I'm between a 5.5 and 6, ordered a 5.5 based on other reviews. These sandals are so cute and surprisingly comfortable. The quality looks and feels much more expensive than what I paid for these babies. The straps aren't suede but a soft velvet, very fine and soft. Love the height of the heel. These are perfect for summer and can elevate any outfit. These are a steal! I would recommend these sandals for people with normal or narrow feet." —Liz

Get them from Amazon for $22+ (sizes 5–10, four colors).

22. Pretty wedges in a patent shine that'll hold up to your best (clumsy) efforts to scuff them.

Promising review: "I wore these to an outdoor wedding, and was easily able to negotiate the lawn, patio, etc. Happy to find a dressy heel that is easy to walk in!" —Jules

Get them from J.Crew Factory for $78 (sizes 5–12, also in bronzed clay).


24. Peep-toe sandals with chunky block heels to keep you on the right track.

26. Fiery cutouts that'll keep you steady on your feet.

Promising review: "I came back to work after the Memorial Day holiday to find these shoes waiting for me. I took off the shoes I came to work with, tried these on, and haven't removed them since. They are very comfortable. I LOVE THIS SHOE!" —Kim

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (sizes 6–10, six colors).

27. Gorgeous peep-toes that'll brighten up any dang outfit.

Promising review: "Just the right amount of heel! My feet didn't even get blisters after an 7 hour wedding. The strap is a little tight though; kinda was hard to walk up and down stairs." —Emily

Get them from ModCloth for $69 (sizes 36–42, two colors)

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