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As we begin to emerge from our homes and make plans with friends once again, more and more of us are using these events as an excuse to dress up, no matter how casual or low-key our plans may be. And with that has come the return of heels, though luckily, they aren’t sky-high stilettos or even classic pointy-toe pumps. According to data from both the global shopping platform Lyst and the financing app Klarna, searches for kitten heels, block heels and platforms/flatforms are way more popular than any other heeled shoe. These walkable heels are a comfy way to ease ourselves back into wearing pre-pandemic clothing staples, and we’ll gladly swap our house slippers for a pair of chic block-heel sandals. Here, 20 pairs of walkable heels we’re adding to cart ASAP.

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1. Alohas Mirage Sandals

The adjustable ankle wrap gives you more control over the level of support. Plus, it’s a fun opportunity to play around with different style ties or even weaving through the front straps.

Buy it ($180)


2. Vince Camuto Semtera Block-Heel Slide Sandals

These simple mules are surprisingly easy to walk in, despite the single front strap, and look far more expensive than their $100 price tag.

Buy it ($100)

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3. Cult Gaia Liz Leather Mules

PureWow’s beauty director Jenny Jin has been rocking these beauties all summer and even wore them for a five-mile trek around the city with not a single blister or sore foot to speak of.

Buy it ($268)


4. ASOS DESIGN Hazel premium leather block heeled mules in snake

That wide front strap offers more support than your average minimalist sandal, making these more comfortable for all day wear.

Buy it ($79)


5. Reformation Assunta Strappy Block Heel Mules

These eco-friendly sandals come in seven beautiful hues so you can stock up to match them with everything in your wardrobe.

Buy it ($198)


6. Raye Gaia Heels

Those criss-crossed straps and a low block heel give these shoes a subtly sexy vibe that won’t leave your poor feet in pain after just a few hours.

Buy it ($158)



7. Aerosoles x Laura Ashley Camera Platforms

We’re obsessed with the ‘70s vibes of these fun platform sandals, which go just as well with summery frocks as they will with denim come fall.

Buy it ($135)


8. Lulus Eviee Ivory Raffia Platform Sandals

“They may look high, but I wear these to walk around Chicago all the time and absolutely love them,” raves commerce editor Liv Kappler.

Buy it ($44)


9. Bruno Premi Platform Wedge Sandals

A fun combination of wedge and platform, these funky sandals also come in black and a gorgeous shade of green.

Buy it ($180)


10. Raye Arden Heels

Pretty much the perfect tropical vacation shoe, no? These beauties are incredibly comfortable even after a full day of exploring or dancing by the beach.

Buy it ($168)


11. Sarto by Franco Sarto Lexie Platform Espadrille Sandal

You can never go wrong with a classic flatform espadrille. (P.S., there are seven more fun color options if you want to round out your collection.)

Buy it ($99; $75)


12. Cult Gaia Nev Platforms

That round heel may look intimidating, but it’s actually not very high at all, with the one-inch platform providing most of the lift.

Buy it ($428)


13. Swedish Hasbeens Patchwork Heeled Clogs

The combination of multiple animal prints with dark green and black patches makes these an excellent summer-to-fall transition shoe.

Buy it ($350)

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14. Villa Rouge Danica Square-Toe Sandals

Most heeled flip-flops are anything but comfortable, but because these come up higher on the top of the foot they provide much more support than your average skinny-strap sandal.

Buy it ($155; $78)


15. Louise et Cie Fionnah Mules

As we ease our way back into regular office attire, try a sleek pointy-toe kitten heel rather than slipping right back into a 3-inch pump.

Buy it ($149)


16. Schutz Sanny Ankle Strap Sandals

The criss-crossed straps and gold chain give these sandals a super sexy vibe, but that 2 ½-inch heel will keep your feet feeling good as you dance the night away.

Buy it ($118; $71)


17. Marc Fisher Qulsa Sandals

Multiple reviews rave about how comfortable these heels are for wedding receptions, cocktail parties or just strutting about town.

Buy it ($60)


18. Wandler Ava Kitten Heels

Just like the zebra flip-flop heels above, the wider, higher front strap is what makes these funky heels so walkable.

Buy it ($500; $350)


19. Vince Camuto Aleya Sandals

While they don’t look particularly comfy, these strappy sandals have a ton of glowing reviews that call them out for being a sexy yet wearable heel option.

Buy it ($129)


20. Reike Nen 3 Strappy Pointy Sandals

Add a vibrant pop of color to your shoe wardrobe with these bright orange stunners.

Buy it ($320)

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