26 Pairs Of Shoes Reviewers Say Are Actually So Comfortable

Because sometimes you can’t really tell just by looking at them.

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1.

A pair of espadrilles with an adjustable ankle strap so you can make sure they fit properly and won’t slip off randomly.


Old Navy

Promising review: “This print is soo cute! Not to mention the base of the shoe is almost memory foam. I would say they are one of the most comfortable pairs of platform sandals I own! Honestly, I have bought them in every color!” —Madi

Get them from Old Navy for $18 (available in sizes 6-11 and in two styles).

2.

Allbirds tree runners made out of eucalyptus tree fibers for a sustainable style that can also be thrown in the washing machine when they get a bit too dirty.


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Just be sure to not put them in the dryer; let them air dry after washing.

Promising review: “Why did I wait so long??? I wish I could wear these shoes all day for everything! They’re so comfortable and lightweight.” —Stone, C.

Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 12 styles).

3.

A espadrille sandal designed with a 1-inch platform and a 1.25-inch heel to give you a bit of a ~boost~ without going overboard.


Nordstrom

Promising review: “These really do feel like a cloud! I’m seven months pregnant, and these are so comfortable for my slightly swollen feet. I’m usually a 7.5, and I ordered an 8 just because of the swelling. They’re super cute too!” — kris10d

Get them from Nordstrom for $45 (originally $90; available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

4.

A wedge fashion sneaker that doesn’t look like a wedge (it’s somewhat hidden) for when you need a little ~lift~ but don’t want to broadcast it to the world. It’s okay, these shoes are here for you.


Amazon

Promising review: “I am really really really loving these sneakers. I love the colors. They fit perfectly, arrived super quickly, and actually exceeded my expectations. I’m a slippers girl and fell in love with these the minute I saw them; what I love most is that they’re so cushiony soft and very very comfortable. I bought these because I’ll be traveling soon and wanted something for the long walking and standing. IT’S PERFECT, EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. I will definitely be shopping again in the future.” —Soph300

Get them from Amazon for $38.90 (available in whole sizes 5-10 and in four styles).

5.

Tioseban sneakers with a mesh top that’ll *almost* make you feel like you’re just wearing socks.


Amazon

Sizing up a half size if you have wide feet is recommended.

Promising review: “I like these shoes so much I bought two pairs. My feet are very narrow, and I have trouble finding shoes that fit without coming off my heels. These have the comfort band that makes them very comfortable.” —Jane from MA

Get them from Amazon for $28.99 (available in sizes 5-13 and in 33 styles).

6.

Birkenstock sandals that are super easy to ~slide~ on when you have to go out and get the mail and don’t want to spend any time with laces or buckles.


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They also have a contoured cork footbed with arch support and are designed with a unisex construction.

Promising review: “I’ve always been a fan of Birkenstocks, but these are a real game-changer. They have the same comfortable fit, but the buckles look so nice! These are definitely an upgrade from the last pair I purchased. I love them and have been wearing them daily.” — AnnabelB

Get them from Nordstrom for $149.95 (available in sizes 5-9.5 and in six styles).

7.

A slingback sandal in a neutral color so you know it will go with basically everything you have in your closet.


ModCloth

Promising review: “I ordered the burnt orange in size 5.5. Not only do they fit perfectly but they are super comfortable. The ‘leather’ fabric is super soft, not stiff at all, and the same goes for the sole. The sole is bendy and cushy, I’ve worn them for walks and also for bike rides. I’m considering buying another pair!” —EH

Get them from ModCloth for $29 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in orange, brown, and blue).

8.

A pair of breathable sport shoes you can wear for working out — or to just let people think you worked out. Whatever’s more your vibe.


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Promising review: “I have never been compelled to write a review, but these shoes are soooo beautiful!!! I got the pink and gold and they are comfy and pretty. I cannot keep count on the total strangers on the street stopping me and saying how much they love my shoes and asking me where I got them!!! This price is amazing, and I truly can say I got bang for my buck! True to size, I’m an 8 and ordered the 8 and they fit perfectly.” —Dora M.

Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 22 styles).

9.

A platform sandal that takes the ’90s style and ~elevates~ it to be one of the chicest trends of the year.


Olukai

Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this brand. They are pricey, but the comfort level of every shoe they make is worth it. I have numerous pairs of this brand, and they all are fabulous….and these are no different. I love them.” —Jms1971

Get them from Nordstrom for $129.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in silver and gold).

10.

A pair of stretch-knit sneakers designed with a heel tab to make them really easy to get on and off without compromising the comfort level.


Target

Promising review: “Holy Moly! I’ve been hesitant about buying Target shoes after a pair tore up my foot years ago. Noticing that shoes were on sale, and I needed a simple pair for this new stay-home life, I decided to take the plunge and give Target shoes a re-try — AND I’M GLAD I DID! These are seriously more comfortable than my $100+ super cushy foam running shoes that I wear — WORE — every day. And they are suer cute too! Now I’m looking at buying all the colors and stocking up on my size for when I wear these out.”—fillelectrique

Get it from Target for $22.39 (originally $27.99; available in sizes 6-12 and in black and pink).

11.

A pair of faux-fur slippers with an open toe so your feet don’t get so hot they start sweating in your home, because that is one of the worst feelings ever.


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Promising review: “I bought these because they looked beautiful but didn’t expect them to also be so comfortable! They are so fluffy and feel luxurious on my feet. I literally can’t wait to get home every day so I can just slip into these beautiful slippers!” —Yirla Rubí

Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in six colors).

12.

An ankle strap sandal you’ll ~pink~ out to wear when you want a style that looks a little nicer but won’t have your feet hurting by the end of the day.


Nordstrom

Promising review: “These shoes are cute and very comfortable. I was able to wear them walking around some gardens all day after buying them and had no issues with blisters or tired feet. Great buy on the sale price too!” —SamanthaZ88

Get them from Nordstrom for $27.98 (originally $69.95; available in sizes 5-11).


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Reviewers recommend ordering a half size down.

Promising review: “These are cute and comfortable! I took the advice from other reviews and sized down. I am usually a 6.5 but got a 6, and they fit perfectly. I have wide feet, and these adjusted very well. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a simple but cute shoe.” —ESGF

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in 57 colors and styles).

14.

Strappy open-toe slides that have elastic straps, so it won’t be a ~stretch~ to say that these will become your new favorites in no time.


Forever 21

Promising review: “They’re so cute. I got them as a dupe for the Steve Madden ones, and they’re so alike!! Of course, not so much the material but they’re still great!! Super comfy and easy to walk in, the straps are stretchy! I’m a size 9 and got a 10 just because I have a wider foot, and they fit perfectly!!” —Angel C.

Get them from Forever 21 for $15 (available in whole sizes 6-10 and in nude and black).

15.

A pair of ballet flats – you don’t need hours and hours of dance training to know how classic and elegant these look on.


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Promising review:The more that you wear these shoes, the comfier they get! I can walk around in them all day, and I get a ton of compliments on them. I usually feel frumpy wearing flats, but that’s certainly not the case with these — I just ordered the beige color, and I might get the leopard print. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE SHOES!” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $15.98 (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 35 styles).

16.

A platform sneaker to add a ~bright~ spot to any look you put together.


Nordstrom

Promising review: “My new favorite sneaker. These are surprisingly soft and comfortable! The platform is just the right thickness. I purchased both the tie-dye and lime green pairs. They’re my new favorites in my closet. Pair them with shorts, mom jeans, or a casual dress. Also, found them at a great price point!” —Pesek

Get them from Nordstrom for $27.98 (originally $69.95; available in sizes 5-9.5 and in two styles).

17.

A red espadrille flat that gives an ~elevated~ look to a sneaker without losing any of the comfort.


Target

Promising review: “These are the most comfortable flats ever. It almost feels like I am walking on a pillow. I bought the red and the stripes, and they look just like in the picture, especially the red ones. I would buy them again if they restock in other colors.” —80sbaby

Get them from Target for $23.99 (originally $29.99; available in sizes 5-11 and in five styles).

18.

Or a pair of braided sandals more than 2,500 reviewers swear by for their water-resistance, comfort, and cuteness.


Amazon

Promising review:These sandals are incredibly comfortable! I was so relieved they fit well because I’m sometimes an 8.5 but there aren’t half sizes, but these fit perfectly! I thought it was so funny reading their website and their warning says ‘don’t buy these sandals if you don’t want compliments.’ Well, the first day I wore my sandals I got tons of compliments and every time I thought of their warning. It’s so true these are unique and brilliantly styled sandals. The quality is wonderful! I’m 100% satisfied and happy with these sandals! The customer service is also phenomenal!” —ShoreShank

Get them from Amazon for $32.95 (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 25 styles).

19.

A pair of loafers that’ll put a ~wrap~ on any feelings about wearing uncomfortable shoes ever again.


Amazon

Promising review: “These shoes are adorable. They’re true to the color shown. I ordered a 6.5, which is my regular shoe size, and they seem to me to fit true to size. They’re super comfortable, don’t pinch anywhere, and slide on and off easily. I love them. I will probably order every color available!” —A. Smith

Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes 5.5-10.5 and in six styles).

20.

A Sorel slide designed with a slip-resistant rubber sole to prevent from any mishaps when you might not realize there’s water on the ground.


Nordstrom Rack

Promising review: “These shoes are extremely comfortable. The only potential issue I see for some might be the width. I am a medium with a slight lean to wide. Wide shoes are typically too wide. These fit me well but if you run wider, they might be tight closer to your toes.” —EAGLEEYESHOPPER

Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $37.97 (originally $75; available in sizes 6-11).

21.

Feetmat mesh sneakers so breathable, you can wear them in extreme heat and not make your feet feel extra gross and sweaty.


Amazon

Promising review: “I looooove these. They’re so affordable and super comfortable. I work at the hospital and always want to wear something comfortable but also something I’m not scared to be ruined. These are perfect for what I wanted. Also, I typically have a hard time finding comfortable shoes because I have high arches. I was shocked that these worked. I will be ordering more.” —Renee Lynn Stroh

Get them from Amazon for $37.99 (available in sizes 5.5-13 and in 24 styles).

22.

A pair of faux leather sandals at such a ridiculously low price, they may just miraculously ~slip~ into your cart and end up at your front door. Whoops!


Forever 21

Promising review: “These sandals are totally worth it. They’re very comfortable. They are super cute and go with any outfit!”—Paola R.

Get them from Forever 21 for $12.99 (available in sizes 6-10 and in black, white, and brown).

23.

A pair of trainers that may seem a little snug at first, but they’re made to loosen with wear and conform perfectly to your feet.


Everlane

If you’re a half size, Everlane recommends sizing up. They also recommend anyone a size five or six to size up a whole size.

Promising review: “I love these shoes! They are super comfortable and stylish. I would recommend sizing up a half size as they do run a bit small. I’m usually a 7 but went for a 7 1/2, I also love how small they make my feet look!” —SDesigner17

Get them from Everlane for $98 (available in sizes 5-12.5 and in nine styles).

24.

Teva sandals, which are a cult favorite for a reason — they’re comfy right out of the box and don’t require a break-in period.


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Many reviewers recommend sizing down a half sizes if you’re between sizes.

Promising review: “I love these sandals! I debated for a few months about buying them because I didn’t think they looked particularly stylish, but I am so glad I decided to get them. They are SO comfortable. I walked all day the first time I wore them and had zero blisters or rubbing on my skin like some shoes during the break-in period. There really isn’t a break-in period—they’re good to go out of the box. It feels like walking on a squishy yoga mat and the ribbed texture is really pleasant. It’s nice that the straps are really adjustable. And honestly, I think they do look cute! They go with shorts or jeans but I’d probably wear them with a casual dress or skirt too I highly recommend.”—Joanna Salerno

Get them from Amazon for $49.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 16 styles).

25.

A low-heel sandal for a bit of a dressier look you can totally pull off wearing any time of the day.


Old Navy

Promising review: “These are so adorable and so comfortable. As a mom of two, I wanted something stylish, trendy, but convenient. And these are perfect. They go with everything, and I can still run after my kids if need be! I definitely recommend.” —Kissy

Get them from Old Navy for $25 (available in sizes 6-11 and in black and brown).

26.

A canvas sneaker that has the look of a regular tie shoe but doesn’t actually require you to spend the time tying it, and I’m *pretty* sure that’s what Hannah Montana was singing about when she said, “You get the best of both worlds.”


Target

Promising review: “I got them on sale, but I would buy them at full price because they are worth it! They are amazingly comfortable, and I am someone who hates wearing anything other than sandals. They are lightweight as well, which I love. They are the perfect cute little shoe and go great with anything!” —Jess

Get them from Target for $18.39 (originally $22.99; available in sizes 5-12 and in six styles).

What wearing comfortable and cute shoes feels like:


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Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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