The 15 Most Comfortable Heels for Weddings, Brunches and Everything in Between
It’s no fun wearing the cutest pair of high heels in your closet only to end up with a matching set of blisters on your feet at the end of the night. Whether you’re wearing heels to the office, to the slew of weddings you have coming up or just because you prefer the look over flats, we’ve found the most comfortable heels for every occasion.
When you’re searching for a pair of comfortable heels, it’s best to keep a few things in mind: the style of shoes you like, the height of the heel and the construction of the sole. If you don’t love spiked pumps, opt for a block heel instead. If you aren’t looking for a ton of height, a kitten heel will look divine on you. And of course, a sole with lots of padding will keep your arches feeling supported and at ease. If you’re thinking that comfortable high heels aren’t cute or stylish, we’re here to change your mind with 15 pairs of chic, comfy heels for wherever you’re headed.
The Most Comfortable Heels At A Glance:
- Best Double Strap Heels: 42 Gold Liya Slide Sandal
- Best Strappy Heels: Marc Fisher Katin Ankle Strap Sandal
- Best Mules: Aloha Twist Strap Mules
- Best Nude Heels: Soludos Collette Heels
- Best for Work: Sarah Flint Perfect Round Toe Pump
- Best Black Heels: Inez Sara Heels
- Best Platform Heels: Dolce Vita Ashby Heels
- Best Wedges: Soludos Classic Wedge
- Best Low Heels: Dream Pairs Low Heel Pump Sandals
- Best Stilettos: Jenn Ardor Stilettos
- Best Chunky Sandals: Naturalizer Clara Heels
- Best White Heels: Nina's Shoes Nayely Sandals
- Best Heeled Booties: Inez Paz 90 Heels
- Best Kitten Heels: Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 50
- Best Designer Heels: Gucci Marmont Block Heel Sandals
A go-to pair of low, black heels is great for basically any outfit. PureWow Fashion Editor Abby Hepworth swears by the comfort of these heels. “I own these sandals in two colors and honestly, I’m tempted to buy more,” she says. “They add just enough height, but I can comfortably wear them all day long, even for dancing it up at a wedding or for walking to and from dinner in the city.”
The platform base and chunky heel make walking in these heels a breeze, according to Commerce Editor Olivia Dubyak. “I love wearing these with baggy jeans, mini dresses and basically whatever else because they’re so comfy as everyday heels,” she says. “The platform isn’t super high, but it’s enough to keep your feet at less of an angle for an easy wear when walking,” she continued.
Cushioned leather is as luxurious as it gets. The heel comes in at just about three inches, and the soft double straps are thick for support but won’t cause any uncomfortable rubbing on the tops of your feet. Plus, this chocolate brown shade is to die for.
Wear these sensible heels to the office and you’ll even be able to take your lunch break walk without swapping them for some sneakers. They have a wider toe box for your feet to fit comfortably as well as anatomical arch support and padding for optimal comfort.
If high high heels aren’t your thing, try this shorter-heeled pair on for size. The low height makes them easy to walk in, and they have a latex padded insole for extra comfort. They’re available in 21 colors and for only $32 we will definitely be buying multiple.
If, on the flip side, your heel philosophy is ‘the higher the better,’ this pair is right up your alley. Clocking in at four inches, they have a padded sole for support and the soft, vegan materials won’t leave your feet red and irritated. If after 30 days you don’t love these shoes, you can send them back, no questions asked.
If you want to splurge on high heels, go for a pair that will keep your foot comfortable when you wear them. Senior Editor Dana Dickey loves this Gucci option for the sleek look and easy wear. “These are a nice walkable heel,” she says. “The festive gold sparkle and leather class up my fast fashion.”