36 Most Comfortable Shoes For Women In 2021 For Walking

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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.


Psst, reviewers note that these babies takes a couple of wears before they’re fully broken in!

Promising review: “I am a boot woman to the core, but I also love comfort. These almost feel like a boot when it comes to outfits, I’ve worn them with dresses, skirts, jeans, and dress pants and they are fantastic each time. The leather wears well and looks better over time. They fit great, too. True to size!” —Ranie N.

Get them from Nisolo for $160 (available in sizes 6-11 and in two sizes).


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.

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Promising review: “The slippers were thicker in their sole than I expected, sort of like platform shoes, but I actually very appreciate the height. They are sooooo comfortable and keep your feet warm, even without socks. The only down side I feel is that they seem to fit a size larger than I would like. I like my slippers to fit snug, and I think if you also like that kind of fit, go a SIZE DOWN.” —Nordstrom reviewer

Get it from Nordstrom for $99.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and nine colors).


Simple lace-up sneakers worn by one reviewer for an entire day at Disneyland with no discomfort, which says a lot. My piggies immediately feel sore when I think of that three-hour Splash Mountain wait. 🙃


Promising review: “Wearing a size 12, it’s hard to find shoes that fit. I found these to be average width and very comfortable. I wore these for a full day of walking at Disneyland. I had no blisters and my feet were not overly tired. Definite win! I plan on ordering more in any available colors. I was finally able to retire my old Keds that were falling apart.” —Michelle

Get them from Amazon for $13.07+ (available in sizes 6-12 and in five colors).


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.


Promising review: “I have a size 10-10.5 WIDE ASS foot. I rarely find a shoe that fits, let alone a shoe that’s cute that fits and these are honestly one of the best pairs of shoes I own now. I’ve worn them for around five days now, and they’re so comfortable. It doesn’t even feel like there’s a heel on them, and it helps to dress up my outfits a bit. Love!” —Jon

Get it from Amazon for $21.57+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in two colors).


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.


Promising review: “These are great!! I’m a kindergarten teacher and these were perfect for wearing all day. They were super comfortable, which is hard for me to find with my feet, so I really mean it. They are also very professional and went great with my black skinny jeans.” —Katie Dobbs

Get them from Amazon for $23 (available in sizes 5-13 and in two colors).


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.


Promising review: “I love the pointy toe and the elegant look. I wear them with a suit for work, but they look great with jeans for a night out. The heel is substantial enough that I can run around all day in these and be comfortable. I already had these in another color and had to pick them up in black as well.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $35.55+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and available in ten colors).


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.


Promising review: “This shoe is the definition of comfort. Super lightweight and feels like walking on clouds. Ultimate response when my foot hits the ground.” —CrooklynKonig

Get them from Adidas for $180 (available in sizes 5-11).


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.

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Promising review: “I decided to give these a try because of price, and I’m so glad I did! I was very impressed by the quality of the material, as well as how comfortable they are. I am very picky about my shoes and typically do not buy shoes that are not name-brand.” —Whitney

Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-10 and in 17 colors).


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.


Promising review: “Great purchase and worth every penny. Stylish yet totally functional. Thought it would take long to break in but it only took a ten minute walk before it felt extremely comfortable. I love that the uppers are leather and I think the boots will last for a long time.” —Sara

Get them from Sorel for $150 (originally $200, available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).


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.

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Promising review: “I was so excited to get these after getting a recommendation from my friend, and I was not disappointed. Definitely comfortable, easy to wear and feels very lightweight on. I am definitely going to get more pairs. 10/10.” —Joelle L.

Get them from Allbirds for $95 (available in sizes 5-10 and in 17 colors).

Psst, check out our review of the Instagram-famous Allbirds sneakers.


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.

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Promising review: “Very comfy and great looking boots! Just like the picture. The heel height makes me taller but isn’t too steep to walk naturally in. Zipper is smooth to pull up and it stays up and doesn’t creep down over time. Overall very happy with this purchase.” —Rebecca Henry

Get it from Amazon for $69.90 (available in sizes 5–12 and two colors).


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.


Promising review: “At first, I wasn’t completely sold on the bootie. I had eyed it for a while and then decided to go for it. What a wonderful decision that was! They are extremely comfortable and hug your feet as you stand and walk. The heel height is perfect for being on your feet many hours a day. The knit is soft and stretchy and made for true comfort. I would give these boots a 10-star rating if I could. Go ahead, treat yourself…Your feet will be so happy you did!” —ShoeLover4Ever

Get it from Everlane for $115 (available in sizes 5–11 and five colors).


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::


Promising review: “WOW THESE shoes are SO comfy! They are really soft and flexible — reminds me of a dance shoe. I am not a heel person but this heel is the perfect height. The foot bed is cushiony and the suede is really soft. I usually don’t spend this much on a pair of shoes that I wouldn’t wear on a daily basis, but I’m so glad I did! They are my go-to shoe with a crop pant or dress now.” —tara_fitandhappy

Get them from Amazon for $32.25+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in nine colors).


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.

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Promising review: “These boots are really worth the hype. Comfortable on my feet from day one other than the ankle feeling a bit rigid and difficult to pull on and off but this went away after the second wear. Never have I been so intent on ruining a pair of boots I just dropped over $200 on. They feel like you could go to hell and back in these and they would suffer minor cosmetic damage. I washed my car and got soap all over them and them sprayed them with a pressure hose and they dried right away. I scuffed them up on a rocky coastal hike. I trudged through mud and they cleaned right up. All this without a single blister!” —Noah T.

Get them from Backcountry for $199.95+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in 11 colors).


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.


Promising review: “Okay folks, I don’t often leave product reviews, but the moment these amazing sandals/flip-flops were placed upon my feet, I swear I could hear my little tootsies SING! I have plantar fasciitis, and so I need supportive, cushy footwear. These sandals are perfect and are a DREAM to walk in!” —Scano The Mano

Get them from Amazon for $17.20+ (available in sizes 5-12 and 22 colors).


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.


Promising review: “In fact, I have them on right now. I am always hesitant about ordering shoes online. Not sure how they will fit. Or how they will look. But I SO loved the look of these, so I risked it. They are so so comfortable. They look FABULOUS! And I love that they aren’t noisy when I walk around. They are very very quiet.” —Jaya

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–11 in 34 styles).


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.


Promising review: “These shoes are the best shoes I’ve ever had and I’m a shoe fanatic! When I say I’ve worn them all day and it feels like I’m walking on clouds, they do! No more walking with my toes crunched up or feeling constricted because the shoe has no flexibility in the toe area (which makes my toes sore). These shoes are flexible and breathable. This right here is honestly a game changer for the comfort of my feet! They don’t hurt, plus they look great.” —Lauren Clark

Get them from Amazon for $39.62+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in 17 colors).


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.


Get them from Walmart for $14.97 (available in sizes 6-12 and in two colors).


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.


Promising review: “I hate shoe shopping, both online and in a store. I’m especially leery of buying shoes online, because they never fit properly — but these fit PERFECTLY and the quality is AMAZING, especially for the price. I wore these to a crowded concert, and danced my heart out in them. The shoes held up perfectly and didn’t even give me blisters. Comfortable, durable, and cute.” —Sarah

Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 10 colors).


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.

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Bells & Becks is a woman-owned business specializing in quality footwear that is super versatile while still having a bit of edge.

Promising review: “Perfect heel height, looks great on the foot, comfortable, works with my wide toe box needs. I may need to buy a back up pair!” —Jennifer G.

Get them from Bells & Becks for $395 (available in sizes 6.5-11 and in two colors).


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.”


Promising review: “I bought these a few weeks ago and was looking for a comfortable sneaker with good support for working out and the elliptical. My toes were going numb from other sneakers while working out (not sure why..) but it stopped happening with these!! Totally recommend them for simple work outs, plus they’re comfortable and cute.” —Azzi28

Get them from DSW for $59.99 (available in sizes 6-11).


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.


Promising review: “These are seriously the best flats I’ve ever owned (and believe me, I’ve tried a lot of them). These were super comfortable the first day I wore them, and NO blisters! Great shoes for work or casual attire. I will be purchasing these in every color!” —Casey

Get them from Amazon for $19+ (available in sizes 5-15 and in wide sizes and 36 colors).


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.


Promising review: “I got my boots around a month ago and I wear them for my daily boots. I live in Wisconsin and we have lots of snow and salt. I love that I can rinse them off and they don’t get white and dingy looking with the salt. They are very comfortable. Easy to get on.” —mel1480

Get them from Hunter for $150 (available in sizes 5-11 and in 11 colors).


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.

Lily’s Kloset

Lily’s Kloset is a Black woman-owned business based in Houston, Texas. They specialize in women’s fashion-forward apparel, shoes, and accessories.

Promising review: “LOVE LOVE LOVE. These boots are gorgeous. I am petite and have smaller legs and wasn’t sure if they would fit my leg, with leggings on they fit really snug, so I am sure they will fit just as good bare. Also, I was unsure if the heel would hurt and be too high, but it is very comfortable.” —Frederica N.

Get them from Lilly’s Kloset for $78 (available in sizes 6–11).


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.)


Promising review: “These fit the bill for a comfortable summer sandal! I did not realize how comfortable they would be. The rope design is soft and strong without cutting into my foot, they don’t require any break-in time, and they fit very nicely.” —KewlSoles

Get them from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 17 colors).


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.


Promising review: “These boots are perfect for walking the dog, walking to work in the snow, or just hanging out. Easy to pull on. I had mine for three years before I had to replace, and this new version has proved to be more durable. I wear a 7.5 and I always size up to an 8 in Uggs.” —MoMills

Get them from Nordstrom for $169.95 (available in sizes 5-12 and in seven colors).


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.

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Promising review: “As soon as I tried these on, I knew they would be good. The first day I wore them for probably 12 hours, walking up and down a mall. Even if i was wearing slippers my feet would’ve been tired and sore. They were very comfortable, and are now my go to shoe! I love them!” —Sandra L.

Get them from Amazon for $39.91+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in wide sizes and four colors).


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.


Promising review: “I adore these shoes. I have had a difficult time with loafers in general: they often do not give the support my feet need even though my heart longs for a good, affordable loafer. Behold, I found these and they are magical! They have such a lovely cushion and the sides of the shoes are so supportive. Last but not least, they look great on my feet.” —Sarah Harris

Get them from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 6–11 and 32 colors and patterns).


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.


Promising review: “I LOVE these boots. They’re so soft and comfortable, I don’t ever want to wear another pair of heeled shoes! I got the taupe and now I want them in the darker brown, too! Who knew Dr. Scholl’s even made such cute shoes?!” —Chelsey Ball

Get them from Amazon for $30.66+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in wide sizes and eight colors).


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.


Promising review: “These are my absolute favorite shoes I own. From the second I put them on, I was in love. It literally feels like you’re walking on clouds. I have made everyone i know try them on. They match almost any type of outfit i’m wearing: want to wear a dress? My Tevas match. Want to wear comfy shorts and a tee? My Tevas match. Want to wear yoga pants and a tank? My Tevas match. These were the best purchase.” —Kyle

Get them from Amazon for $58.50+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 13 colors).


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.


Promising review: “I wear these constantly! They are comfortable and I get tons of compliments on them.” —Robin Hanson

Get them from Amazon for $31.58+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and in two colors).


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.”


Promising review: “I was prepared to be about as disappointed by these shoes, but they’re actually INCREDIBLY comfortable and seem pretty sturdily made especially considering the price. I walked almost a mile and a half in these today, wearing them as they come (without the medical orthotics I’ve been prescribed for my messed up arches), and yet these felt really great to walk in. A total stranger also complimented me on them!” —Remy Z.

Get them from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in five colors).


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.


Promising review: “Here they are right out of the box! I’m really pleased with the quality of the recycled velvet. I wanted a pair of shoes I could dress up or down that are comfortable and elevate my WFH look. These are perfect!” —Jackie E.

Get them from Solana for $180 (available in sizes 6-11).


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.


Promising review: “These are my favorite. As a Southern Californian, I wear flip-flops year-round. The last pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip flops I bought lasted through almost three years of constant wear (they were basically the only shoes I wore for three years, so I’m serious when I say constant). They’re comfortable enough to wear for a day at Disneyland, even with arthritic joints.” —beth

Get them from Amazon for $18.82+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 11 colors).


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.


Promising review: “Absolutely beautiful! They are very comfortable, look more expensive than they are and go with lots of different outfits! I can’t wait to wear these more in the fall!” —Taylor

Get them from Amazon for $39.30+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in four colors).


Charles by Charles David lace-up booties exuding serious ~trendier than thou~ vibes. These shoes = the only pre-requisite needed for becoming a fashion blogger.


Promising review: “I bought these for my good friend, and she loves them! So cute to dress up some jeans and an oversized sweater. She says they’re surprisingly comfortable, too! True to size.” —Kelly25

Get them from DSW for $89.99 (comp value $139, available in sizes 6-11 and in two colors).

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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