Finding comfortable shoes to wear is a struggle regardless of the style or the occasion. Shoe sizes can vary slightly from brand to brand (and even within the same brand!) Not to mention that it’s totally a guessing game when it comes to ordering shoes online: Will they fit? Will they be comfortable? Will they be too wide?
However, while it can be tricky to find any comfy shoes, there’s one particular style that is consistently a challenge — heels.
There’s nothing more frustrating than spending a pretty penny on the high heels you’ve been eyeing only to wear them and realize that they kill your feet. Even worse? When you attend an event, like a wedding or party, and your heels start giving you blisters.
Through a lot of trial and error, I’ve nailed down a solid list of trusted brands that make the most comfortable heels for women. I also asked the gals in my Facebook group to share their favorite heels so I could put together this comprehensive list.
Below, you’ll find my go-to comfortable heels for every type of style and occasion for women — ranging from the most comfortable pumps to the most comfortable mules. If you try and of these out or if you have any additional recommendations, please let me know in the comment section below!
The Most Comfortable Heels for Women
Loeffler Randall Penny Pleated Bow Sandals
Let me introduce you to my favorite heels ever….
These are so incredibly comfortable and I find myself wearing them more often than any other pair of heels. They’re dressy enough for special events but look equally as cute with a pair of jeans and a bodysuit for a night out.
They’re definitely an investment but I swear that you’ll wear them so much you’ll get more than your moneys worth!
Raye Jordan Heel
These might not look comfortable but as someone who owns and loves these heels, I can confirm that they are ideal for standing or walking in.
I love the chunky, woven straps for the spring and summer months. They’re a great dupe for the much more expensive Bottega Veneta heels (and they’re probably more comfy.)
Schutz PVC Dress Sandals
I received dozens upon dozens of messages from people raving about these heels, so I bought them and can attest: they’re amazing and make your legs look a mile long. I’m obsessed.
They’re my go-to heels for going out to dinner or to get drinks with friends. I often wear them multiple nights in a row because they’re so easy to walk in. I feel like they’re the perfect height too — not 6 inches tall and hard to walk in yet high enough to make me feel a bit *fancier*.
Oh, and good news! If you have wider feet, my followers have recommended this version with a thicker block heel.
Another perk to these shoes is that you can order them on Amazon. If you need a last-minute pair of heels for an event or night out, these are your best bet — and they’ll arrive quickly!
Sam Edelman Kia Sandal
In fact, Sam Edelman was the one brand that was repeatedly recommended in my Facebook group.
“Sam Edelman heels are always the most reliably comfortable heels for me! And the shoes themselves last a long time — I have pairs from almost 6 years ago that I’ve worn for a lot of big events and they still look like new,” one #SilbSquad member said.
This specific style is one of the brands bestsellers. I love the thick heel for occasions that require a lot of walking (or if you’re going to a venue with grass!) I also think that there’s just something about an open toe heel that screams spring/summer. The strap detail also feels appropriately seasonal.
Sam Edelman Ophelia Ankle Strap Sandal
I’ll let the reviews of these sparkly gold heels speak for themselves:
“Super easy to walk in and extremely comfortable to wear!”
“These will pair nicely with a little black dress or a dressy pant suit. The quality is excellent, and they’re comfortable for the heel height.”
“The first thing I noticed when I put them on is how lightweight and extremely comfortable they are.”
M.Gemi The Esatto 90mm
These classic black pumps were noted to be “perfect for all day wear” by someone in my Facebook group. They’re handmade in Italy and have a padded leather sole, which makes them feel nothing short of luxurious.
If you read through the reviews, one common theme you’ll see is that many buyers own multiple pairs (they come in a wide range of colors.) Reviewers also mention that they are high quality and last a long time.
Stuart Weitzman Kristal Clear Sandal
Sometimes, when you’re looking for really comfy heels, you’ve just got to go with something that’s low. These PVC heels are so trendy right now and would be perfect to wear for spring/summer events.
I like that these provide a chic alternative to the oh-so-predictable leather or suede heels. The PVC material goes with everything so you know you’ll get your moneys worth from these.
Sarah Flint Perfect Sandal 85
Anything from the Sarah Flint Perfect Collection is a tried and true win when it comes to comfort. As one #SilbSquad member put it, “the arch support and rubber sole is a lifesaver.”
These are so pretty and relatively high so it’s somewhat surprising that people rave about them —but the reviews really do check out.
Marc Fisher Block Heel Pumps
One of my Facebook group members shared that she has four pairs of these heels. They have over 600 nearly perfect reviews which seems like a major win in my book!
Sometimes pointed heels can have really narrow toe boxes, which squishes your toes and makes them nearly impossible to walk in. While this pair is pointed, many reviewers noted that they don’t cramp your toes or squeeze them together uncomfortably.
Pair them with your favorite pair of jeans or a dress for anything from work meetings to happy hour with friends.
Sam Edelman Yaro Block Heel Sandal
They have deep heel cups which is nice for those who need a little extra room. For how high they are, it might be surprising that they’re so comfortable but the reviews really do check out.
Journee Collection Alisia Sandal
If you’re in search of the perfect summer sandal, look no further. These heels go with everything — jeans and a cute top, a dress, a jumpsuit.
I’m really digging this white style but they also come in black, taupe, light blue, and light pink.
Cole Haan Slingback Pump
Slingbacks are a good go-to for work days, events, or meetings. Cole Haan was suggested brand for comfortable heels and this specific pair has great reviews. People like that the heel height is in between super high and a kitten heel.
There you have it! As recommended by my followers and myself (after lots of trial and error), these are the most comfortable heels for women. Whether you need a new pair of shoes for a special event or a good go-to for dinner and happy hour, these will certainly check all of your boxes.
With so many great heel options out there, it makes no sense to be walking around in pain — not to mention collecting blisters along the way. As these shoes prove it, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.