High-top sneakers for the best of both worlds: the “I tried” look afforded by slightly more fancy shoes, the comfort that comes from throwing on your favorite kicks.
A pair of Ugg shearling slingback sandals truly worth the splurge according to over 5,000 Nordstrom reviewers. These trendy beauties = a warm hug for your hooves.
Simple lace-up sneakers worn by one reviewer for an entire at Disneyland with no discomfort, which says a lot. My piggies immediately feel sore when I think of that three-hour Splash Mountain wait. 🙃
Chunky booties that should really start negotiating for PTO now considering you’ll likely wear them every darn day. These babies are destined to become the ~little black dress~ of your shoe collection.
Black loafers to add polish to any outfit, even if said outfit consists of black leggings and a wrinkled tee. Throw on a black blazer for extra oomph and hoorah! We’re got a recipe for your next #ootd.
Marc Fisher pumps that are the epitome of versatile. These comfy babies can be worn for work *and* play, meaning they pair well with slacks and ripped denim in equal measure.
Ultraboost running sneakers described by one reviewer as the ~definition of comfort~ and wow, what a phrase. Your morning walks (or jogs if you so dare) will have improved by about 1,000% just by slipping these puppies on.
Thigh-high boots that are the perfect compromise: they look ultra dressy but manage to be unbelievably comfortable, ergo you can look chic *and* put-together without having to feel like you’re wobbling around on stilts.
Waterproof, microfleece-lined snow boots because now that you’re an adult (yes I’m looking at y-o-u), lean in because I’ve got to tell you a little secret: the $25 winter shoes you bought for that one college ski trip are no longer cutting it. It’s time to invest in these weatherproof beauties.
Allbirds wool sneakers truly worthy of the rave reviews they’ve received — they feel like a fluffy cloud from the moment you slip ’em on. They have a padded insole, a super lightweight sole, and the laces? They’re made from 100% recyclable material. TL;DR: These are more comfortable than running kicks and look way more chic.
Square-toe boots guaranteed to become your new IT. And by IT, I mean this is your new official go-to shoe — the kind of gorgeous thing that pulls through when you have five minutes to get ready and no patience.
A stylish glove boot exuding major “I won best dressed in my high school yearbook” vibes. This is basically the shoe equivalent of a fashion blogger with 700,000 followers on the ‘gram.
Toms cutout sandals you can pair perfectly with all the spring and summer outfits you have lined up in your head. ::begins to take out every puffer from her closet:: ::proceeds to put them all in a vacuum storage bag::
Blundstone Chelsea boots appropriate for any kind of activity — think everything from hiking to grabbing your morning caffeine. These premium leather splurges are water-resistant, provide solid traction, an ergonomically engineered toe spring, and a removable comfort footbed.
Stretch fabric flip-flops with over 👏 14,000 👏 positive reviews going on and on about how comfy they are. To say these bad boys are loved is pretty much the understatement of the [Zenon: Girl of the] 21st century.
Cozy slip-on booties equipped with a chunky heel and fuzzy inner lining for comfort, plus an adjustable shaft that basically means you’ll be purchasing *two* pairs of adorable shoes for the price of one.
Adidas lace-up sneakers dubbed the ~Cloudfoam Pure~ because of how downright comfortable they are. Not only do these look fantastic (::prays that athleisure never goes away::), but they’ll genuinely leave you feeling as if you’re skipping on air.
Time and Tru platform sneakers that have invaded my TikTok feed with a vengeance — and for good reason. These simple sneaks are affordable and feature subtle line designs that make them perfect for trying your hand at *gulp* DIY customization. Take your creativity and go forth.
Lace-up booties to make even the *biggest* cynic believe in magic. I don’t know what kind of sorcery was involved in the making of the below shoes, but these heels are pretty high — and reviewers swear that they still manage to be shockingly comfortable.
Splurge-worthy slingback heels made from 100% soft pebble-grain leather, handcrafted in Italy, and fitted with a padded insole built to last. They’re the perfect blend of timeless *and* trendy.
Puma sneakers to slip on for that early morning stroll through the neighborhood. Me: Breathes in fresh air and sunlight, thinks “what a beautiful day to listen to another murder podcast.”
A classic pair of ballet flats for the mornings when you wake up and think, “I want to look like I tried but I don’t actually want to try.” Look no further than this affordable wardrobe staple.
Hunter rain boots because there is nothing more soul-crushing than sopping wet socks. These will keep your tootsies nice and dry, last forever, and come in a ton of vibrant *and* neutral hues for whatever works best for your personal style.
Faux suede thigh-high boots designed with a swanky pedestal heel to zhush up any outfit in the best way possible. Say so long and farewell to opting for ~unique~ shoes that go with nothing in your closet — that won’t be a problem with the below.
Strappy Plaka sandals that require absolutely NO break-in time — just take ’em straight out of the box, put them on your feet, and be on your merry way. (For reference, these are so great that they garnered over 12,000 positive reviews.)
Ugg shearling-lined boots that are considered ~classique~ for a reason. These babies are basically an extension of your favorite slippers, the different being you can actually wear them outside of the house thanks to a grippy outsole and pretreated suede.
Waterproof Vionic ankle booties designed with an orthotic arch that hugs your foot in a way that offers comfort and support. Throw in a classic style and ding ding ding, you’ve got yourself a contender for the perfect staple shoe.
A pair of of faux leather loafers you can wear in lieu of your running sneakers and voila! You’re suddenly a stylish extra on the set of Emily in Paris. These have double-padded memory foam footbeds for maximum comfort, but the pointy toe (and wide variety of prints and hues) keeps you looking extremely trendy.
Dr. Scholl’s wedge booties equipped with a memory foam, cushiony insole so that you could hypothetically walk 500 miles (and perhaps 500 more) without experiencing any discomfort. Not all heroes wear capes.
Teva Velcro strap sandals because according to TikTok, skinny jeans are out and the ’90s are BACK — and only do these shoes fall under the latter category, but they’ll also have you believing in love at first wear. These have been a consistent crowd favorite for a reason: Sheer comfort.
Kitten heel booties with the uncanny ability to turn any outfit into something worth ‘gramming. Seriously! Pair these with denim shorts, bodycon dresses, leggings: the world is your oyster with these beauties because they immediately make any ensemble look fancy.
Knee-high combat boots lined with faux fur to keep your legs and tootsies feeling nice, warm, and toasty — even when the weather outside can best be described as “my face hurts.”
Stunning espadrilles handcrafted in Spain to add some “it’s almost summer thank the gods, old and the new” to your footwear game. These are 100% vegan and made from recycled cotton and thread.
Sanuk flip-flops with a cushioning that mimics yoga mat material which roughly translated means that these babies are really 👏 darn 👏 comfy 👏. Plus, reviewers swear that they manage to last forever even with constant wear.
Pointed-toe cowboy boots to add some western-inspired flair to any outfit. Wear these with light blue denim (preferably high-waisted), a white tee, a red lip, and you’re welcome — a minimum of 9,000 compliments are guaranteed.