20 Heels You Can Actually Walk In

Between photo shoots, red carpet events, and international Fashion Weeks, we've had our fair share of footwear disasters. But we've also got enough experience to know which heels are going to be manageable and which ones...won't.
Before you roll your eyes at the idea of a "comfy" pair of sky-high shoes, hear us out. The truth is, comfortable heels do exist — and at every price point, no less. You just have to know what to look for. In hopes of saving you from one more painful blister or twisted ankle, we've sought out the most wearable pieces around. Sure, the 17 picks ahead aren't quite on the same level of comfort as your Nike Frees, but they are sturdy enough to wear for hours on end, and they'll (literally) never let you down. So 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.
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For something that feels a little special, try a black mule with an interesting heel.

Proenza Schouler Mirror Heel Mule, $560, available at La Garconne.
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Get music-festival ready with a bit of added treading.

James Rowland Dual Strap Sandal, $130, available at James Rowland.
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Comfort and cute little bows? Sign us up.

Mari Giudicelli Betis Sandal in Mostarda, $495, available at Need Supply.
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A low-heeled mule will never do you wrong.

Front Row Shop Blue Satin Mules, $92, available at Front Row Shop.
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You won't have to worry about your heel slipping out of these snug-like-a-sock "grandma" heels.

ASOS Bershka Block Court Heel, $34, available at ASOS.
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Make the kitten heel feel more modern with a ribbon detail.

Manolo Blahnik Serba Pump - Blush Suede, $865, available at The Line.
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Notice the slight padding on the sole — 10 extra points for comfort.

Rafa The Simple Sandal, $300, available at Rafa.
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Give your usual ballet flat a little lift.

Robert Clergerie Paca Slingback Heel, $595, available at Totokaelo.
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A two-tone wedge is classy as can be.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Olympia Wedge, $443, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
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Who ever said Velcro isn't chic?

Marni One Band Sandal, $760, available at Marni.
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Don't let the color fool you — these pink-patent beauties mean business.

Dorateymur Munise Mules in Bubble Gum Pink Patent Leather, $499, available at Dorateymur.
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These look good at the office and at a black-tie event.

Stuart Weitzman The Decorslide Sandal, $498, available at Stuart Weitzman.
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The sandal just got a whole lot dressier.

Urban Outfitters Cody Neoprene Heel, $69, available at Urban Outfitters.
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These sparkles are so easy to slip into, you'll wear them anywhere.

Amelie Pichard BB Mule Glitter Gold & Plexi, $450, available at Amelie Pichard.
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No heel blisters in sight with a slip-on like this.

Loeil Jaclyn Slingback Mules, $72, available at Loeil.
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Just think of how many outfits this color-blocked pair will go with.

J.Crew Lottie Colorblock Suede Sandals, $158, available at J.Crew.
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Keep a lower height heel feeling special with some thick, gilded buckles.

Tibi Kari Sandals, $495, available at Tibi.
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Put your best heeled, pointed-toe foot forward.

& Other Stories Ballerina Leather Pumps, $125, available at & Other Stories.
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Transitional footwear at its finest.

Charles & Keith Lace-Up Textured Heels, $49, available at Charles & Keith.
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The 2017 Color of the Year is looking pretty good on springtime heels.

Aldo Sakuraa, $80, available at Aldo.
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