The 10 most comfortable heels of 2022, according to reviews

We all know too well the pain of uncomfortable heels.

Maybe it started at 15 when you walked into the school gymnasium for your prom. Or maybe you first felt the agony when you chose to wear those strappy heels to work.

Whenever your introduction to the painful world of heels has taken place, it may have made you fear any shoe over an inch in height forever.

But fear not, because beauty is not pain. You can still look fabulous without ending the day with sores, welts and red toes.

These are the most comfortable heels you’ve ever owned.

Selected by the biggest brands such as cole haan and Everlane, you’ll find a list of the most comfortable women’s heeled shoes for work, weddings, commuting and more. Simply browse the options below to find your Unique comrade.


The most comfortable heel of all

1. Cole Haan Grand Ambition Pump$180

cole haan

Available in black and Amphora leather, the Cole Haan Grand Ambition pump is the most comfortable of the most comfortable.

Its sleek silhouette is constructed “following the contours of your body” to create a perfect fit. The shoe also features responsive cushioning that adds the perfect level of cushioning for every step. And did we mention how perfect every detail is, like the gold trim on the front?

One reviewer said the shoe is “everything you want in a heel” and “the insoles are so well made,” and we couldn’t agree more.


Most comfortable high heel

2. dr. Liza pump$495

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dr. Lisa

If you are looking for comfortable high heels, this is your lucky day.

The shoes designed in Canada and made in Brazil are made with an orthopedic insole, shock absorbing platform, non-slip outsole, deep heel and rocker sole. Combine all of these features together and you have a heel that not only looks good but feels great to the touch as well.

“Amazing,” said one reviewer describing the shoe. “The fit, the feel, the style. I can’t say enough about these beauties! I can’t wait to buy more.


Most comfortable work heel

3. Everlane The Day Heel$145

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Everlane

Cult classic Everlane The Day Heel is back in stock, but there’s no guarantee it will stay that way. After all, the brand itself says it’s “a heel you can walk in. Everything. Thin. Day.”

“So comfortable and didn’t need any ‘break-in’ time,” said one reviewer. “[I] I returned to work after a year of wearing sneakers so I needed something comfortable, stylish and versatile and this one ticks all the boxes.

Choose from black, stacked bone or light taupe leather colors. The ballet-inspired silhouette features a rounded toe, two-inch block heel, and elasticated back.


Most comfortable wedding heel

4. Inez Sara: Soft Gold$248

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Ines

If you are looking for an ultra comfortable heel for your wedding, you have found it.

Not only is the Sara in Soft Gold a high heel that combines a block heel, hidden elastic and a custom designed insole with arch support, but it also looks amazing. After all, you deserve to go all out for your wedding shenanigans.

Instagram influencer Kari S. even said, “Can we just talk about those golden sandals? They’re comfortable, people. COMFORTABLE.”


Most comfortable heel for standing all day

5. Margaux Le Talon$278

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Margoux

When it’s just called “The Heel,” you know it’s gonna be good.

The heel comes in five different designs and colors, with size and width options available. The shoe also includes details such as a supportive fit that adapts to wear, an Italian calf hair upper and leather lining, five mm foam padding and a 2.5 inch heel .

Reviewers rave about the amount of padding the heel features say they “actually want to wear them.”


Most comfortable bare heel

6. Vera Naturalizer Dress Sandals$120

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naturalizing

What does “naked” even mean? Well, it depends on your own skin tone, and luckily Naturalizer understands that.

Part of their “True Colors” collection, the Vera Dress sandal comes in eight different nude shades so you can find the perfect combination.

Even better, the block heel, ankle strap and Contour+ technology ensure superior comfort. One reviewer even shared that the heel was even more comfortable after six straight hours of wear.

Other heel features include a leather or suede upper, open toe, adjustable buckle closure and more.


Most comfortable black heel

seven. Sarah Flint Perfect Sandal 85$435

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Sarah Flint

There’s nothing quite like a sexy black pump, but if it pinches and squeezes, the shoes go straight to the store!

Fortunately, this pair of Sarah Flint heels are more than comfortable. Not only do they feature a high and thin heel shank, but the shoe features a wide toe box to minimize bulk and anatomical arch support. Your feet will also thank you for picking up a pair of heels that have 6mm of extra cushioning added to the insole.

“This shoe is true to size, comfortable and sexy,” said one happy reviewer. “I can’t forget the craftsmanship of these and how I can keep them for long periods of time.


Most comfortable carrying heel

8. LifeStride Sevyn Pump$59.99

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LifeStride

With a name like LifeStride, you’re guaranteed a comfortable ride.

These unique heels come in four different designs, while they’re all made with a single shank that adds traction and stability – two must-haves for those on the go.

“They’re super comfy (I’ve worn them for 10 hours on my feet most of the day) and look super sexy,” one reviewer shared. “I even had someone take a picture of my shoes!!!!!”


Most Comfortable Clubbing Heel

9. Kelly & Katie Blaken pump$59.99

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Kelly and Katie

Gorgeous and eye-catching, these heels will make a statement wherever you go.

The lower heel provides lift while the cushioned insole allows for comfort. And who doesn’t want to be comfortable dancing the night away?

A content reviewer said she wore them “all night long in walking-loving New York City and they “felt so comfortable.”


Most comfortable boot heel

ten. Pashion shoes The bootie$220

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Pashion Shoes

What makes them so comfortable, you ask? Oh you know, just the fact that it instantly goes from a four inch stiletto heel to a one inch block heel.

All you have to do is spin, shoot and replace.

Critics are “obsessed” with flats, and we think you will be too.


For more recommendations, check out the Shopping section of the New York Post.

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