The 22 Most Comfortable Heels for Weddings, Brunches and Everything in Between

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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.

What to Look for in Comfortable Heels

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. This TikTok creator recommends opting for a set of platform heels to keep the ball of your foot more in line with your heel. 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.

What to Avoid Based on Your Foot Type

If you've got wide feet and are trying to squeeze into a normal-width pointy-toe stiletto, you're going to be aching in pain within the first hour of wear. Shop for brands that make wider toe boxes (like Sarah Flint) or, if you're shopping a department store like Nordstrom, filter your search to be for extended-width pairs only. A similar rule goes for those with painful bunions. Avoid pointy-toe stilettos that create unnecessary pressure and go for a more cushioned, open style.

If you’re thinking that comfortable high heels aren’t cute or stylish, we’re here to change your mind with 22 pairs of chic, comfy heels for wherever you’re headed.

The Most Comfortable Heels At A Glance

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Sleekest Double-Strap Heels

1. 42 Gold Liya Slide Sandal

42 Gold

  • Why We Love It: double straps, block heel
  • Heel Height: 2.5-inches

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.”

Most Versatile Strappy Heels

2. Marc Fisher Katin Ankle Strap Sandal

Marc Fisher

  • Why We Love It: short platform, strappy design
  • Heel Height: 4.5-inches

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.

Cutest Mules

3. Alohas Twist-Strap Heels


  • Why We Love It: pillowy straps, low heel
  • Heel Height: 3.25-inches

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.

Most Supportive Ankle Strap Heels

4. Soludos Collette Heels


  • Why We Love It: ankle buckle strap, pointed toe
  • Heel Height: 4-inches

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

Perfect for the Office

5. Sarah Flint Perfect Round Toe Pump

Sarah Flint

  • Why We Love It: expanded toe box, padded sole
  • Heel Height: 2.75-inches

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.

Top Black Heels

6. Inez Sara Heels


  • Why We Love It: plush-padded insole, embossed straps
  • Heel Height: 3.5-inches

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.

Favorite Platform Heels

7. Dolce Vita Ashby Heels

Dolce Vita

  • Why We Love It: braided straps, ten color options
  • Heel Height: 4-inches

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.

Cutest Wedges

8. Soludos Classic Wedge


  • Why We Love It: ankle wrap straps, padded sole
  • Heel Height: 3.5-inches

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.

Sleekest Low Block Heels

9. Dream Pairs Low Heel Pump Sandals

Dream Pairs

  • Why We Love It: latex padded sole, 21 color options
  • Heel Height: 2.25-inches

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.

Top Stilettos

10. Jenn Ardor Stilettos

Jenn Ardor

  • Why We Love It: vegan materials, pointed toe
  • Heel Height: 4-inches

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.

Cutest Chunky Sandals

11. Naturalizer Clara Heels


  • Why We Love It: chunky design, oversize buckle
  • Heel Height: 3.25-inches

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.

Prettiest White Heels

12. Nina Nayley Sandals


  • Why We Love It: criss-cross straps, block heel
  • Heel Height: 2.25-inches

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.

Favorite Heeled Booties

13. Inez Paz 90 Heels


  • Why We Love It: Spanish leather upper, plush insole
  • Heel Height: 3.5-inches

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.

Sleekest Kitten Heels

14. Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 50

Sarah Flint

  • Why We Love It: wide toe box, padded insole
  • Heel Height: 2-inches

We love the suede, cool-toned taupe 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.

Most Covetable Designer Heels

15. Gucci Marmont Block Heel Sandals


  • Why We Love It: sleek design, gold Gucci hardware
  • Heel Height: 3-inches

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.”

Most Supportive Slingbacks

16. Sam Edelman Bianka Slingback Pumps

Sam Edelman

  • Why We Love It: buckle closure, low heel
  • Heel Height: 2.4-inches

A sleek pair of slingback heels is a great compromise between a mule and a pair of pumps. The strap will keep your feet feeling supported throughout your event while the low heel makes them easy to walk in. The buckle is adjustable, too, for a more customizable fit.

Cutest Casual Heels

17. Dr. Scholl's Marliah Sandals

Dr. Scholl's

  • Why We Love It: chunky heel, crisscross straps
  • Heel Height: 3.38-inches

Whether you're headed to brunch or to do some shopping, a comfy pair of platform heels will keep you looking cute and feeling supported all day long. These have a padded bloom footbed for extra cushioning and are made to keep your feet feeling good.

Most Versatile Pointy-Toe Pumps

18. Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps

Sam Edelman

  • Why We Love It: timeless look, 31 color options
  • Heel Height: 4-inches

A classic pointy-toe pump will forever be a go-to heel. The style is sleek and polished and can easily be worn for a day in the office or out on the town at night. This pair has a leather upper, and the four-inch heel is high, but not too high.

Cutest Suede Sandals

19. Aerosoles Suede Sandals


  • Why We Love It: suede material, platform
  • Heel Height: 2.25-inches

These comfy sandals have a 2.5-inch heels with a 1-inch platform to make them almost feel like a flatform (aka more comfortable and easier to walk in). This pair is available in ten colors and features a suede upper.

Sweetest Balletcore Pick

20. Margaux The Heel


  • Why We Love It: foam padding, elegant style
  • Heel Height: 2.5-inch heel

We are loving the balletcore style this year, and these dainty heels are a sleek and sweet way to dress up a simple outfit. They have a short block heel (ahem, great for walking through grass) and the sole has 5-millimeters of plush foam padding to keep your feet supported and comfortable for walking and wearing all day long.

Most Springy Floral Heels

21. Naturalizer Bristol Sandals


  • Why We Love It: floral pattern, cushioned footbed
  • Heel Height: 2.5-inches

Ethereal and springy, these adorable floral sandals are a great option for all those weddings you have coming up. Reviewers say the faux leather upper is nice and soft and the 2.5-inch block heel is a great pick if you have to do a lot of walking. Plus, the arch is supported by a cushioned footbed to cradle your feet with comfort.

Perfect for Wide Feet/Bunions

22. Sole Bliss Ruby Heels

Sole Bliss

  • Why We Love It: wide footbed, extra cushioning
  • Heel Height: 3.5-inches

This podiatrist-approved brand also has the royal family stamp of approval (and who knows better about standing on your feet at plaque unveiling engagements for hours on end?). We love that these retro-feeling platforms have three layers of underfoot cushioning, a wider footbed (regardless of whether you have bunions or wide feet, it allows more room for your toes to breathe), a shock-resistant block heel for all-day comfort and that they’re genuine leather and handmade in Spain.

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