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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:

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1. 42 Gold Liya Slide Sandal

Best Double Strap Heels

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.”

Buy It ($130)


2. Marc Fisher Katin Ankle Strap Sandal

Best Strappy Heels

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.

Buy It ($160)


3. Alohas Twist Strap Mules

Best Mules

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.

Buy It ($145)


4. Soludos Collette Heel

Best Nude Heels

The ankle strap on these French-inspired heels is cute and adds another layer of support, while the discreet hidden platform provides extra cushioning.

Buy It ($149)

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5. Sarah Flint Perfect Round Toe Pump

Best for Work

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.

Buy It ($445)


6. Inez Sara Heels

Best Black Heels

Slip into these chic, embossed heels with east thanks to the custom-designed insole. The side straps have elastic for a snug fit around the foot to avoid slipping and the Spanish leather upper is lavishly soft.

Buy It ($248)

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7. Dolce Vita Ashby Heels

Best Platform Heels

The braided straps are trendy and help to keep your foot secure, and the front platform helps even out your foot height for a more comfortable walking (or dancing) experience.

Buy It ($135)


8. Soludos Classic Wedge

Best Wedges

Summery wedges pair perfectly with white jeans or a breezy midi dress. The three-and-a-half-inch wedge is padded for comfortable support and the jute is biodegradable for a little environmentally-friendly bonus.

Buy It ($115)


9. Dream Pairs Low Heel Pump Sandals

Best Low Heels

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.

$38; $32 at Amazon


10. Jenn Ardor Stilettos

Best Stilettos

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.

$53; $50 at Amazon


11. Naturalizer Clara Heels

Best Chunky Sandals

We love chunky, heeled sandals for the summer. These have a cute buckle detail on the upper strap and the cushioned insole is extremely comfortable for a long day of wear.

Buy It ($125)


12. Nina’s Shoes Nayely Sandal

Best White Heels

White heels are a stunning choice this time of year, and the thick, block heel will make these easy to walk in. We love the crisscross top straps for how they look, but also for keeping our foot in place while we walk.

Buy It ($89)


13. Inez Paz 90 Heels

Best Heeled Booties

A sleek pair of boots look incredible with a short, swingy dress or your go-to boyfriend jeans. The upper is tapered to offer a slim cut to the foot and the proprietary insole is padded for a cushioned feel when you take a step.

Buy It ($298)

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14. Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 50

Best Kitten Heels

We love the gold hardware decorating the toe of these chic kitten heels. The low heel is great for walking, and the wider toe box and anatomical arch support will keep your foot comfortable all night long.

Buy It ($525)


15. Gucci Marmont Block Heel Sandals

Best Designer Heels

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.”

Buy It ($820)

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