The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (2024)

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Our top picks: Most Comfortable Walking Shoes Most Comfortable Lightweight Shoes Most Comfortable Sneakers Most Comfortable Travel Shoes Most Comfortable Flats Most Comfortable Fashion Sneaker Most Comfortable Booties Most Comfortable Winter Boots Most Comfortable Sandals Most Comfortable Hiking Shoes Allbirds Women's Tree Runners Allbirds Women's Tree Runners New Balance Womens Fuelcore Nergize V1 Sneaker New Balance Womens Fuelcore Nergize V1 Sneaker ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Shoes ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Shoes Rothy's Slip On Sneakers Rothy's Slip On Sneakers Birdies The Goldfinch Birdies The Goldfinch Cole Haan GrandPrø Topspin Sneaker Cole Haan GrandPrø Topspin Sneaker Everlane The Glove Boot ReKnit Everlane The Glove Boot ReKnit Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Snow Boot Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Snow Boot Vionic Rest Amber Backstrap Sandal Vionic Rest Amber Backstrap Sandal Salomon X Ultra 4 Hiking Shoes Salomon X Ultra 4 Hiking Shoes Naturalizer Womens Tiff Sandal Naturalizer Womens Tiff Sandal Vionic Women's Bella Orthotic Sandal Vionic Women's Bella Orthotic Sandal Clarks Women's Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandal Clarks Women's Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandal Atoms Model 000 Atoms Model 000 Hoka Clifton 8 Hoka Clifton 8 Dansko Women's Professional Clogs Dansko Women's Professional Clogs Arch NYC Moscow Mule Arch NYC Moscow Mule Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed L.L.Bean Women's Wicked Good Moccasins L.L.Bean Women's Wicked Good Moccasins How we test comfortable shoes
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There's nothing like taking a long walk on the beach, a stroll around town or even a quick jaunt between work and your favorite lunch spot. Wearing uncomfortable shoes while you're out and about, no matter how cute, can be the thing that ruins your whole day (or forces you to end it early to run and take them off at home).

Plus, if your shoes are ill-fitting or lack the proper cushioning or support, that temporary pain you're feeling while wearing them can evolve into longer-term problems like bunions or plantar fasciitis. Whether you're looking to avoid blisters, pinched toes or just general foot pain, we're lucky that comfortable shoes don't mean unattractive ones. From sandals to heels, there are tons of adorable styles that are just as functional as they are fashionable.

Our top picks:

The footwear experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute evaluate every type of shoe you can think of — from sandals to hiking shoes to slip-on sneakers — taking into account the comfort, fit and support of each pair. We've tested hundreds of shoes and analyzed thousands of data points to find the top shoe brands that support your arches and cushion your heels to keep you comfortable while walking or standing all day. We also seek feedback from consumer testers and expert podiatrists. Our roundup of the most comfortable shoes includes picks from brands that have performed well in our Lab tests and those that earned rave reviews from real users.

Head to the end of this guide to learn more about how our team tests shoes, what to consider when shopping for the right comfortable shoes for you and why you can trust our recommendations.

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Most Comfortable Walking Shoes

Allbirds Women's Tree Runners

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Most Comfortable Walking Shoes

Allbirds Women's Tree Runners

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (13)Breathable Tencel fabric
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (14)Super comfy footbed
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (15)Textiles Lab favorite
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (16)No half sizes

This popular style from Allbirds has a huge following for a reason. Whether commuting to the office or traveling abroad, the ultra-comfy footbed will keep your day from having to be cut short. And they're favorites of our Textiles Lab — we tested them out and worked with our panel of readers for additional feedback, collecting over 1,300 data points about Allbirds shoes alone. A whopping 91% of our panelists gave the shoes a perfect rating for comfort. The Tree Runners performed well in our washability tests, and they're even designed to be worn without socks. Plus, they're made with Tencel, a breathable material derived from chemically processed wood pulp that is a more sustainable option than other common materials like polyester. They're available in a variety of fun colors, including some limited edition ones like indigo and umber, and they're lightweight and breathable.

READ OUR FULL REVIEW: Here's Why Allbirds Live up to Their Hype

Sizing5 - 11

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Most Comfortable Lightweight Shoes

New Balance Womens Fuelcore Nergize V1 Sneaker

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Most Comfortable Lightweight Shoes

New Balance Womens Fuelcore Nergize V1 Sneaker

Looking for something a little more budget-friendly that will still keep your feet comfortable after long hours out and about? These sneakers by New Balance are one of the most affordable styles we evaluated, but don't let the low price fool you. They're both high-performing and high-quality. Our testers raved that these sneakers were comfy to wear when walking and working out. These were also one of the lightest sneakers we evaluated, so they're easy to pack in a gym bag and take on the go. Plus, their slim style is easy to squish down and fit inside a carry-on bag or tote. We also like that they're available in both regular and wide sizes, although we did find they tend to run a little small.

Sizing5 - 9, including half sizes and wide sizes

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Most Comfortable Sneakers

ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Shoes

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Most Comfortable Sneakers

ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 5 Shoes

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (24)Great support for flat arches
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (25)Top scores for customer satisfaction
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (26)Excellent stability
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (27)Less flexibility for people with wider feet

This model from ASICS is an updated version of the top-performing shoe in our walking sneakers test, and it can even function as a great pair of running shoes. They're a favorite of our testers, popular for being comfortable and supportive no matter the activity. Podiatrists who evaluated these sneakers said they provide excellent stability and control, making them ideal for people with flat feet. All our testers reported that they liked these sneakers more than their current ones and would continue to wear them. The added cushioning and moisture-managing liner help keep your foot comfortable during a variety of activities, and we like that they're available in half sizes as well to help get you the right fit, but we have found that they have less flexibility for those with wider feet.

Sizing5 - 11.5, including half sizes

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Most Comfortable Travel Shoes

Rothy's Slip On Sneakers

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Most Comfortable Travel Shoes

Rothy's Slip On Sneakers

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (29)Machine washable
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (30)Slip-on design
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (31)Available in sizes 5 to 13
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (32)Midsole cannot be machine washed

Running late? These classic slip-ons make it easy to run out of the house in no time. Rothy's has a cult following for its comfy sneakers that require minimal breaking in for ultimate comfort. This pair of slip-on sneakers has a contoured insole and a knit upper that are entirely machine washable (the brand recommends taking out the midsole before washing). We've laundered Rothy's flats in the Lab and found that the material really washes well. These are the ultimate travel sneakers, according to one user who takes them on every trip and loves how lightweight they are for packing in a carry-on bag. Plus, they can be paired with casual exercise clothes or dressier outfits to match whatever you bring in your suitcase. They come in sizes 5 to 13, including half sizes, and 15 colors and patterns, so there's bound to be a style you love.

Sizing5 - 13, including half sizes

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Most Comfortable Flats

Birdies The Goldfinch

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Most Comfortable Flats

Birdies The Goldfinch

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (34)Generous return policy
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (35)Seven-layer cushioned footbed
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (36)Runs a little large

Swap your current flats for these comfy and stylish ones from Birdies. Not only are they our textile experts' favorite comfortable flats right now, but they're so cute you'll be sure to get dozens of compliments when you pair them with your favorite outfit. We like that these shoes conform to your foot thanks to their comfortable seven-layer footbed, and both our Lab pros and testers were particularly wowed by the support and softness this style offered. Plus, they're available in a bunch of different looks like classic suedes and leather and seasonal raffia. We found that the pointed toe was chic without squishing your toes and like that it is available in half sizes for easier fit. Our testers did find that sizing runs a bit large so you may need to go down a half size to prevent slipping out of your flats, but thanks to Birdies' return policy, you'll easily be able to swap out your shoes if they're the wrong size.

READ OUR FULL REVIEW: These Stylish Birdies Flats are Just as Comfy as Slippers

Sizing5 - 12, including half sizes

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Most Comfortable Fashion Sneaker

Cole Haan GrandPrø Topspin Sneaker

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Most Comfortable Fashion Sneaker

Cole Haan GrandPrø Topspin Sneaker

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (38)Stylish leather upper
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (39)Memory foam insole
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (40)Padded heel
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (41)Some reviewers found them to be too narrow

Not all sneakers need to be designed for running or working out, and these fashionable ones from Cole Haan are cute enough to wear out to dinner, around town or to the office. Cole Haan shoes are known for being designed with comfort in mind, so you don't have to sacrifice your outfit for comfy toes. These stylish low-top sneakers have a memory foam insole and a high-traction outsole. The heel is reinforced with extra padding for additional comfort, and the trendy platform sole is lightweight. There are several stylish colors and prints to choose from. One online reviewer said, "These are by far the cutest and most comfortable fashion sneakers I own." Keep in mind that some reviewers found them to be a bit narrow, so they might not be a good fit for those with wider feet.

Sizing5 - 11, including half sizes

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Most Comfortable Booties

Everlane The Glove Boot ReKnit

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Most Comfortable Booties

Everlane The Glove Boot ReKnit

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (43)2-inch block heel
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (44)Sustainable stretch knit upper
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (45)Leather features
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (46)Slippery outsole, according to some reviewers

Everybody needs a classic bootie in their shoe arsenal, and this extremely comfortable pair will have you accepting compliments from all of your friends without having to put up with blisters or toe pain. With a pointed toe, a 2-inch block heel and a stylish ribbed upper, the Glove Boot ReKnit is the ultimate bootie. Perfect to wear to the office or on a night out, these shoes are comfy and breathable, thanks to the stretch knit material. They're even made from recycled water bottles (nine per pair!), so they're also a more sustainable pick. Commerce editor, Jacqueline Saguin hasn't worn this pair but loves her shoes from Everlane, sharing that they get "comfier with time," and online reviewers of these boots agree, adding that they last for years and mold perfectly to their feet with wear. Some online reviewers have found that the outsoles can be slippery.

Sizing5 - 11, including half sizing

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Most Comfortable Winter Boots

Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Snow Boot

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Most Comfortable Winter Boots

Columbia Women's Ice Maiden II Snow Boot

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (49)9-inch shaft for winter weather protection
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (50)Lightweight midsole with cushioning
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (51)Wide options
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (52)Only a few styles

Have no fear keeping your feet cozy and comfy tromping through the snow during the winter months with these furry boots by Columbia. Great for snowball fights, a winter walk or just trekking to work, they do a remarkable job of keeping your feet toasty while still providing a comfortable sole. Featured as our best overall pick in our best winter boots round-up, these mid-calf snow boots keep you dry even when walking through deep snow. The boot shaft is 9 inches tall for protection from winter weather, and the soles are designed to provide traction in slippery conditions. The brand claims its Techlite technology keeps the midsole light while still providing ample cushioning and support. You can only choose between a few styles, but there are wide options and half sizes available.

Sizing5 - 12, including half sizes and wide sizing

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Most Comfortable Sandals

Vionic Rest Amber Backstrap Sandal

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Most Comfortable Sandals

Vionic Rest Amber Backstrap Sandal

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (54)Four points of adjustability
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (55)Orthodic insoles
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (56)On the heavy side at 8 oz. per shoe

This may look like a typical strappy sandal, but they're secretly orthotic shoes! This pick is our textile experts' favorite walking sandal, and we particularly like how comfortable they keep your feet thanks to the microfiber-wrapped footbed that's ultra soft. They're available in both regular and wide sizing and come in a few different styles perfect for a look that can transition from a daytime walk on the beach to a nighttime dinner on the boardwalk. The heel strap keeps your foot secure and comfortable and prevents heel slippage, and with four different points of adjustability, you'll be able to personalize the fit to your foot size and shape. We did however find these shoes to be on the heavier side at 8 ounces per shoe.

Sizing5 - 12, including half sizes and wide sizes

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Most Comfortable Hiking Shoes

Salomon X Ultra 4 Hiking Shoes

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Most Comfortable Hiking Shoes

Salomon X Ultra 4 Hiking Shoes

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (58)Lightweight yet still durable
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (59)Earned highest score in cushioning
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (60)They can run a little hot to some

Take that hike without worry when you strap on a pair of these hiking shoes from Salomon. Lightweight, flexible and offering impressive traction, these shoes are a particular favorite among both our pros and consumer testers. They continue to earn some of highest scores for comfort of all of the hiking shoes we've tested and consistently excel on multiple types of terrain including rocky spots, muddy creek areas and flat dirt trails. Our testers found these shoes to feel extremely stable, durable and protective even during more difficult treks. This style has a larger toe box than its previous versions, so you don't have to worry about squishing your toes during long walks. The substantial toe cap and synthetic leather upper keep your feet protected during all sorts of hikes. While testing, we did find that they can run a little hot.

Sizing5.5 - 11, including half sizes

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Most Comfortable Heels

Naturalizer Womens Tiff Sandal

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Most Comfortable Heels

Naturalizer Womens Tiff Sandal

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (62)Adjustable strap
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (63)Chunky block heel for stability
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (64)Some reviewers wish the footbed had more cushioning

Take a spin on the dance floor in these comfortable sandal heels that will keep you party-ready at all times. Naturalizer designs comfortable heels like this one with a molded, cushioned footbed. This pair has a height of just under 3 inches, and the block-shaped heel provides extra support and stability. The strappy shoe features an open toe, which is often more comfortable than an enclosed style that can cram your toes together. Available in a ton of neutral shades and some bolder hues, this heel is perfect for all occasions — from wedding season to a day in the office. We appreciate the adjustable buckle at the ankle and the availability of wide sizes, but some online reviewers said they wished the footbed had a bit more cushioning.

Sizing4 - 12, including half sizes and wide sizes

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Most Comfortable Flip Flops

Vionic Women's Bella Orthotic Sandal

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Most Comfortable Flip Flops

Vionic Women's Bella Orthotic Sandal

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (66)Over 50 color options
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (67)Shock-absorbing midsole
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (68)Not for long walks

Slip these incredibly convenient sandals on for a quick walk or trip to the beach and spend the rest of the day relishing the comfort they provide. Most flip-flops are completely flat with no support or cushion, but this pick from Vionic has a molded footbed for comfy arch support. The lightweight EVA midsole will conform to your specific foot shape. It just takes some time, so the brand recommends wearing the shoes for a few days before judging the fit. (Don't worry. There's a 30-day return window.) There are many colors to choose from, including classics like black and tan and fashion colors like rose gold, army green and seafoam. One user said she loves her Vionic sandals because they look good with everything and feel good on her feet, describing them as "all-purpose" and the "most comfortable sandals [she's] worn." While these sandals are specifically designed for those with flat feet or plantar fasciitis, they aren't meant for long walks and shouldn't be worn as your go-to walking shoes.

Sizing5 - 12, including half sizes and wide and narrow sizes

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Most Comfortable Wedges

Clarks Women's Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandal

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Most Comfortable Wedges

Clarks Women's Annadel Eirwyn Wedge Sandal

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (71)Platform sole
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (72)Soft leather upper
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (73)Adjustable loop closure
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (74)They run narrow

These wedges from Clarks are constructed with supple leather and a soft, cushioned midsole. The cork platform design gives you more lift without extra strain. Because these sandals run a bit narrower according to online reviewers, some recommend going up a half size. We also appreciate that they're available in wide sizes so you can opt for that if you're worried about them running too narrow for your foot. An adjustable strap with a loop closure and velcro will help the shoes stay in place all day long. They're also available in two different colors, a light and dark neutral, so you can wear them with almost everything.

Sizing5 - 12, including half sizes and wide sizes

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Most Comfortable Shoe with Inclusive Sizing

Atoms Model 000

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Most Comfortable Shoe with Inclusive Sizing

Atoms Model 000

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (76)Available in quarter sizes from 5 to 16.5
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (77)Easy to slip on without untying
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (78)Discoloration possible with cleaning

For those with extremely finicky foot sizes, this might be your knight in shining armor in shoe form. If you struggle to find a shoe that fits you perfectly, you'll hopefully have some luck with Atoms Model 000 sneaker. It's available in a whopping 63 quarter sizes from 5 to 16.5. If, for example, you normally don't quite fit into a size 7 but find a 7.5 to be too large, you can opt for a 7.25 in the Model 000 shoe instead. The shoes are designed with a foam midsole that one GH Analyst described as super bouncy and comfortable. She shared they're easy to slip on and off without untying. Just note there may be some discoloration (yellowing) in the wash.

Sizing3.5 - 15, including half and quarter sizes

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Most Comfortable Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Hoka Clifton 8

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Most Comfortable Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Hoka Clifton 8

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (80)Structured foot frame for extra support
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (81)Knit fabric upper
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (82)Some wide options available
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (83)Heavier than other picks

Hoka sneakers are a popular pick among those with plantar fasciitis because of the brand's signature footbed. With a structured foot frame, this sneaker keeps your whole foot supported — from your toes to your arches — preventing strain. The rubber outer sole has a rocker design, encouraging you to move from heel to toe and making walking a bit easier with each step. The knit fabric upper is comfy and soft and we like that some of the colors are available in wide sizes as well. One user who switched to Hoka running shoes shared that she's "never felt better" after a run and loves how "structured" they feel. We did however find that these shoes are a bit heavier than other picks.

Sizing5, 8.5, 9.5, 10, including some wide sizes

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Most Comfortable Shoes for Nurses

Dansko Women's Professional Clogs

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Most Comfortable Shoes for Nurses

Dansko Women's Professional Clogs

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (85)100% leather upper
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (86)Dozens of colors and patterns
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (87)Narrow, standard and wide options
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (88)Heavier weight

Those who need a bit of a roomier shoe may have better luck with a clog style like this one from Dansko. With over 9,000 five-star Amazon reviews, these shoes are especially popular among nurses, chefs and those in any profession where you have to be on your feet all day long. Although a bit pricey and on the heavy side, these clogs are designed to last. They're made with a 100% leather upper, and the material is easy to clean and wipe down at the end of the workday. You can choose between a narrow, standard and wide footbed, and it's available in dozens of colors and patterns, so it's a breeze to find a pair you like.

Sizes5.5 - 14, including narrow and wide sizes

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Most Comfortable Trendy Shoes

Arch NYC Moscow Mule

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Most Comfortable Trendy Shoes

Arch NYC Moscow Mule

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Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (90)Unique materials
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (91)Memory foam cushioned footbed
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (92)Difficult to clean

These mules from Arch NYC are by far the trendiest shoes on our list. Featuring a cushioned memory foam footbed with a soft lining, they impressed our Textiles pros who found them comfortable after all-night wear — while also looking super chic. Available in fun shades of pink, orange and green, the faux fur outer fabric is totally unique. The 3.5-inch heel is a chunky wooden block heel, which provides added support and stability, perfect for a night out. Keep in mind that thanks to their adorable faux fur, they're more difficult to clean than some other options on this list.

Sizing6 - 11

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Most Comfortable Slides

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

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Most Comfortable Slides

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (94)Molded cork and latex footbed
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (95)Adjustable straps
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (96)Not waterproof

Popular for its comfortable cork and latex footbed, this pair of Birkenstock slides is contoured and molds specifically to your foot shape for excellent arch support. This Soft Footbed version of the classic Arizona slide is designed with an additional layer of foam to provide extra cushioning with each step. One user shared that they're the only shoes she wears while standing for 12-hour days at work because they keep her pain-free through the end of the day. It's a great pick for both men and women and is available in regular/wide and medium/narrow options, along with dozens of other colors. We appreciate that they have adjustable straps to help create the perfect fit and a molded cork and latex footbed for comfort. Just don't take them into the water since this style isn't waterproof!

Sizing4 - 12.5

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Most Comfortable Slipper

L.L.Bean Women's Wicked Good Moccasins

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Most Comfortable Slipper

L.L.Bean Women's Wicked Good Moccasins

Pros
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (98)Quality materials
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (99)Cushioning memory foam insole
Cons
  • The 19 Most Comfortable Shoes for Every Occassion (100)Spot-clean only

Keep your feet comfy, cozy and supported while in the house with this shearling-lined slipper. This pair of moccasins from L.L.Bean is a customer favorite — the brand claims that a pair is sold every seven seconds in December. Many online reviewers share that they've been wearing their pair for years and are impressed that the slippers are still performing well with minimal noticeable wear. The slippers are designed with quality materials including a sheepskin suede outer, shearling liner and durable rubber soles. Underneath the shearling liner is a memory foam insole that cushions the foot for a comfortable feel. Medium and standard sizes are available, along with sizes for the whole family to match. Keep in mind that they're spot-clean only.

Sizing5 - 11, including wide sizes

How we test comfortable shoes

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The textiles experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute test all types of shoes — from hiking boots to walking shoes to high heels — for a variety of factors including comfortability. We also evaluate characteristics like weight, material and washability in our Lab and send shoes to consumer testers with a wide range of shoe sizes and foot shapes to receive real user feedback. Testers share their thoughts on appearance, comfort, traction, support, cushioning and more. Through Lab and consumer testing, we have amassed thousands of data points covering all types of styles.

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Emma Seymour

Textiles, Paper & Apparel Lab Senior Analyst

Emma Seymour (she/her) is a senior product analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute's Textiles, Paper and Apparel Lab, where she has led testing for luggage, pillows, towels, tampons and more since 2018. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of science in fiber science and apparel design and a minor in gerontology, completing research in the Body Scanner Lab on optimizing activewear for athletic performance.

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Amanda Constantine

Home & Apparel Reviews Analyst

Amanda (she/her) researches and reports on products in the Good Housekeeping Institute's Textiles, Paper & Apparel Lab, ranging from clothing and accessories to home furnishings. She holds undergraduate degrees in apparel merchandising and product development and advertising and marketing communications, as well as a master of science degree in consumer sciences from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Good Housekeeping in 2022, Amanda was a lecturer for the fashion and retail studies program at Ohio State, where she taught fashion and textiles courses.

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