30 Heels That Are Actually Comfortable

Fortunately for our feet, we're living in a time when sneakers are considered just as chic, sexy, or even office-acceptable as a pair of heels. But flat shoes having a moment doesn't mean heels are obsolete. Of course, if we're even considering leaving our beloved kicks at home for a night out in some 4-inchers, comfort is key. There are some easy-to-spot style cues that will help you avoid the pain that tends to come with wearing sky-high shoes: We're talking chunky heels, ankle straps, comfort soles, and platforms, to name a few. And since it's spring, look to open-toe stunners that won't leave you with sore soles or cut up ankles. Click on to shop 30 of our favorite, comfort-guaranteed picks that might just have you ditching your trainers for good (or, at least, until next winter rolls around).
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Strappy sandals are quintessential spring.

Forever 21 Faux Suede Strappy Sandals, $29.90, available at Forever 21.
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You can definitely hit the dance floor in these.

Jeffrey Campbell Fayette Patent Sandals, $155 $108, available at Pixie Market.
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Take corduroy into spring with this tickled-pink pair.

Loéil Gryson Corduroy Sandal, $82, available at Loéil.
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These metallic heels call for a sock-sandal combo.

Prada Patent Metallic Leather Buckled Block Sandals, $690, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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The ultimate transitional shoe with some killer colorblocking to boot.

StyleNanda Color Block Slingback Shoes, $55, available at StyleNanda.
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Shoes that only look expensive are the way to our hearts.

Zara Braided Slingback High Heel Shoes, $89.90, available at Zara.
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A comfortable heel that'll make you want to spread your wings and fly.

Miu Miu Bird-print Garbadine Platform, $550, available at Barneys New York.
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Ever wanted Barbie shoes IRL? But we're betting these are probably 10 times more comfortable than the plastic version.

Topshop Boutique Suede Court, $210, available at Topshop.
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It's all Gucci when you're wearing these bad boys.

Gucci Querelle Suede & Wood Stripe Sandals, $850, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Just slip on and go.

Intentionally Blank Perf in Orange Leather, $189, available at Need Supply.
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Remember: Stacked heels are your friend.

Tibi Faye Sandals, $485, available at Tibi.
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Your work shoe just got a metallic update.

Dorataymur Turbojet Mirrored-leather Pumps, $430, available at Net-a-Porter.
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These pain-free favorites will last you well through summer.

Eeight Valentina Black Chunky Heeled Sandals, $119, available at ASOS.
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Add a touch of purple to every ensemble.

Pollini Sandals, $675, available at Pollini.
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The flamenco-dancing emoji would approve.

Camper Karolina, $140, available at Camper.
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Introduce pink as your new neutral for spring.

ASKA Rumor, $315, available at ASKA.
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Go grommets or go home.

Proenza Schouler High Heel Sandal, $855, available at Proenza Schouler.
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Ballet flats not for you? Try the pumped-up version.

Miista Amelia Black White, $198, available at Miista.
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Silver is the new black, right?

H&M Sandals, $34.99, available at H&M.
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The kind of shoe you'll love just as much 10 years from now.

& Other Stories Rubber Sole Leather Loafers, $135, available at & Other Stories.
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Spice up jeans and a tee with a colorful, thick-heeled pair.

J. Crew Colorblock Sandals With Pom-poms, $278, available at J. Crew.
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Shoes this unique require a #shoefie.

Paula Cademartori Ankle Boots, $975, available at Shoescribe.
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Try tassels that move when you do.

Loeffler Randall Clo Tassel Slide, $395, available at Loeffler Randall.
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Everyone needs an LBH (little black heel).

Mango Metallic Heel Shoes, $59.99, available at Mango.
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We've never met a mule we didn't like.

Frye Karissa Mule, $278, available at Frye.
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Kitten heel + ankle strap = all-night comfort.

Sam Edelman Okala Ankle Strap Heel, $110 $77, available at Sam Edelman.
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Those patent tap shoes you had as a kid are all grown up.

Marc Jacobs Elle Ankle Strap Pump, $449.95, available at Sole Struck.
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These should make Monday mornings a bit more cheerful.

Bill Blass Laverne High-heeled Loafer, $358, available at Bill Blass.
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Forget flip-flops in favor of these beach-y slip-ons.

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Yves Wedges, $370, available at Opening Ceremony.
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Some kicks are just better speckled.

Topshop Jolene Pump, $80, available at Nordstrom.

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