I recently went on a quest to find shoes that were cute but truly comfortable. I don’t mean the kind of shoe that is like “not bad” for a cute shoe. I’m talking about the kind that you could literally walk in for days without any pain at all.
Most Comfortable Sandals
Other Comfortable Sandal Options
Most Comfortable Pointed Toe Flat
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I also tried the Aston from Dr. Scholl’s but they ran laughably large. I should have listened to the reviews. I’d go a whole size down if you want to try them. They seemed comfortable but I didn’t want to mess with trying another size, so I decided to send these back. If you do get these, size down!
I was impressed with the Rockport Total Motion Adelyn flats. They have amazing support and they come in a lot of cute patterns. The inside of the shoe is more like a sneaker, but you’d never know it from the outside! Unfortunately, I seem to be stuck in between sizes. I’ve tried 7.5, 7.5 wide, and 8. None of them were quite right for me, which was a bummer. If you have a more narrow foot, I think these run true to size.
Most Comfortable Rounded Toe Flat
I got a pair of these quilted leather Pluggz about 6 years ago and they became my go-to shoe when I had work events where I’d be walking a lot. They’re not the cutest but they really are comfortable. I bought a second pair in linen because I’ve almost worn out the leather ones. I also have a pair of their black suede loafers that I’ve been wearing for years and they still look as good as new! I’d recommend the loafers because I think they’re a little more comfortable, but both styles are good options if you’re looking for a rounded toe style.
Most Comfortable Sneaker
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I had a slightly older style of these Addidas Gazelles but they weren’t quite a supportive as the Pumas. I also love a classic pair of Converse because you can wear them with literally anything, but they don’t have a lot of arch support, so I don’t usually pack them for long trips.
How to Save Money on Comfortable Shoes
One problem I noticed is that many comfortable shoes were really expensive. Spending $100 on a pair of sandals felt like a big investment. I decided it was worth it because I didn’t want to deal with foot pain for the rest of my life, but still. If you’re on a budget, here are a few tips:
- Once you settle on a pair to get, check other retailers. I found that Zappos was usually the cheapest but sometimes it was better to go through the brand website or Amazon.
- Sign up for emails to get coupons! I signed up through the Soffts website and got a 20% off coupon.
- Depending on the shoe, you might even be able to snag them on a site like Poshmark or even eBay. It doesn’t hurt to check!