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If there's anyone who knows how uncomfortable heeled shoes can be, it's R29 employees. Our office is pretty casual, but we still like to dress up with a little height. Between photo shoots, red carpet events, and international fashion weeks, we've had our fair share of shoe disasters. But we've also got enough experience to know which heels are manageable and which aren't.
Before you roll your eyes at the idea of a "comfy" pair of high heels, hear us out. The truth is, comfortable heels are out there — and at every price point, no less. You just have to know what to look for.
We asked our R29 colleagues about their most wearable pairs, all in the hopes of saving you from one more painful blister or twisted ankle. Sure, the picks ahead are not going to be quite on the same level as your Nike Frees, but they are sturdy enough to wear for hours on end, and they'll (literally) never let you down. Bring on the summer weddings, hour-long commutes, and days packed with important meetings. With the right pair of heels, it's all a walk in the park.