6 PureWow Editors on the Most Comfortable Heels They Own

Comfortable slides and chunky sneakers might be in vogue at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to give up on high heels just yet. They lengthen our legs, give our bums a subtle lift and put some extra pep in our step. Unfortunately they also tend to pinch our toes, strain our calves and cause pain in the balls of our feet. But not every heel. We asked PureWow editors which pairs of heels they love to wear for everything from dancing at a wedding to running errands around New York City, all with minimal pain or discomfort. Here are the six pairs that we wear on repeat.

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Neiman Marcus

"These are my go-to wedding shoes. They’re neutral, chic and super comfortable. The block heel provides the perfect lift and is sturdy enough to support me through a night full of dancing to Celine. The ankle strap keeps me locked and loaded so I don’t even have to think about whether or not I’m walking funny (a constant fear). Just ask my boyfriend, I wore these for a good ten hours last July during my sister’s wedding and he didn’t hear me complain once." - Catrina Yohay, managing editor

Stuart Weitzman ($398)

Charles & Keith

"Charles & Keith has become one of my favorite go-to places for shoes and bags that look super luxe but are actually pretty affordable. Almost everything is under $100, including these strappy pumps, which I own in two colors and already have my eye on a third. It didn't take long at all to break them in, despite the front of my foot being a little wide and the heel and front straps didn't rub at all. And in a true testament to how comfy they really are, I wore these beauties to run all over the city, wait in lines and stand backstage multiple days during fashion week this past February." - Abby Hepworth, associate editor

Charles & Keith ($49)

Tamara Mellon

"I love these Tamara Mellons because the double ankle strap is super sexy, but also provides an extra touch of support that makes the 3.5-inch heel feel not too intimidating." - Dena Silver, fashion editor

Tamara Mellon ($475)

Via SPiga

"I swear to you, it's that front strap and chunky heel that make these sandals so comfortable. Normally my feet would be exhausted by a day spent in 3-inch heels, and while I'm definitely glad to take them off in the evening, my feet don't feel nearly as swollen or painful as they do with basically all my other high heels." - Rachel Bowie, director of special projects

Via Spiga ($150)


"I actually own an older version of these boots but I've had them for about four or five years and they're still going strong. I love them because they are walkable and supportive and really last. It doesn't hurt that they go with basically everything in my closet either." - Katherine Gillen, associate food editor

Madewell ($178)


"These are my go-to special occasion heel. Weddings, New Year's Eve parties, bridal showers, even our office holiday party. I love the minimal look and that fact that I can dance in them all night long without my feet feeling horrible the next morning." - Roberta Fiorito, news editor

Nina ($79)

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