These Heels Are the Most Comfortable to Walk in, According to Thousands of Reviewers

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The best part of traveling to a new location is walking around and exploring everything the city has to offer. Walking not only lets you get a feel for the city and how the locals really live, but it also allows you to see things you may never have otherwise — because let's be honest, you're not going to find that amazing under-the-radar bar or restaurant on a bus tour.

Even if you already love to see where your feet will take you, the one thing that can hold you back from finding these hidden gems is an uncomfortable pair of shoes. While there's a slew of great comfy sneakers and flats available, for women who prefer to add a little polish or height to their travel looks, finding a pair of heels or wedges that are comfortable enough to walk around in for more than an hour or two can sometimes feel impossible.

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Plenty of heels may claim to be super comfortable, but most tend to fall flat when delivering the support you need to tackle a day of sightseeing or a late-night stroll along the Seine. So instead of wasting time and money buying heels that aren't as comfy as they claim to be, we turned to real reviews from shoppers to see which ones will actually keep your feet free from aches and pains.

Some of these comfortable heels feature padded insoles for extra cushioning, while others offer ample arch support, shock absorption, and great traction. Plus, it helps that they're all stylish and versatile enough to be worn with just about everything else you have packed in your suitcase.

Keep reading to shop the 13 pairs of heels and wedges that customers say are the most comfortable heels to walk in.

These are the most comfortable heels to shop:

Most Comfortable Low-Block Heel: Sarah Flint Perfect Emma
Most Comfortable Espadrille Wedge: Kenneth Cole Reaction Carrie Espadrille Wedge
Most Comfortable Round-Toe Pump: Naturalizer Michelle Pump
Most Comfortable Strappy Sandal: Allegra K Ankle Strap Sandal
Most Comfortable Peep-Toe Sandal: Paul Green Cayanne Leather Peep Toe Sandal
Most Comfortable High-Heel Pump: Sam Edelman Hazel Dress Pump
Most Comfortable Kitten Heel: Rockport Total Motion Kalila Pump
Most Comfortable Wedge Slingbacks: Toms Monica Wedges
Most Comfortable Heels with Arch Support: Sarah Flint The Perfect Pump
Most Comfortable Ankle-Strap Pump: Anne Klein Fabulist Heels
Most Comfortable Strappy Wedge: Eileen Fisher Willow Espadrille Wedge Sandal
Most Comfortable Heels for Wide Feet: Alfani Step n Flex Jeules Pumps
Most Comfortable Wedge Pump: Clarks Vendra Bloom Wedge Pump

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Most Comfortable Low-Block Heel: Sarah Flint Perfect Emma

Comfortable Heels
Courtesy of Sarah Flint

These sleek Sarah Flint heels are so stylish and comfortable, even Meghan Markle is a fan. The low-block heels feature a soft leather lining, 6 millimeters of foot padding, and plenty of arch support. The heels are 2 inches high, making them super easy to walk in, and the wide foot box doesn't crush your toes. "Very comfortable and smart looking," wrote one shopper. "The block heel keeps me stable and not tottering as I sometimes do in a high heel. So, they are safer and more practical, insofar as you can wear them all day long without sore feet and tired legs."

To buy: sarahflint.com, $435

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Most Comfortable Espadrille Wedge: Kenneth Cole Reaction Carrie Espadrille Wedge

Kenneth Cole REACTION Women's Carrie Espadrille Wedge Sandal
Courtesy of Amazon

These stylish espadrilles from Kenneth Cole Reaction may look like your basic wedge sandal, but they actually include smart features that make them some of the most comfortable shoes around. Along with a soft, padded insole and breathable faux-leather inner lining, hey also boast a rubber outsole for added traction and stability. One rave review said, "Love these shoes. Super cute, comfortable and stylish too. Don't pass them up. Look good with shorts, jeans and even the right dress."

To buy: amazon.com, from $40

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Most Comfortable Round-Toe Pump: Naturalizers Michelle Pump

Naturalizers Michelle Pump
Courtesy of Nordstrom

If you're in the market for a round-toe pump with a slight platform, try this cute pair by Naturalizer. The classic shoe will look good with everything from jeans to dresses and skirts, and it features the brand's signature N5 cushioning system for everyday comfort. You can also choose between narrow, medium, wide, and extra-wide shoe widths. And if you need more proof, over 1,100 Zappos customers have given the comfy heels a four-star rating.

To buy: zappos.com, $67 (originally $99)

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Most Comfortable Strappy Sandal: Allegra K Ankle Strap Sandal

Allegra K Ankle Strap Sandal
Courtesy of Amazon

With more than 2,000 five-star ratings, these strappy sandals from Allegra K are one of the most comfortable high heels on Amazon. The sleek sandals have a chunky heel and ankle strap for added stability and come in 13 super stylish colors. "Dear God these are the most comfortable heels ever," raved one reviewer. "I'm very picky about heels because I am the plus size so heels are never comfy for me, but these are so cushiony on the inside as well as soft. The heel is perfect height and you just can't go wrong with them. I need to get them in every color now!"

To buy: amazon.com, from $32

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Most Comfortable Peep-Toe Sandal: Paul Green Cayanne Leather Peep Toe Sandal

Paul Green Cayanne Leather Peep Toe Sandal
Courtesy of Nordstrom

How cute are these peep-toe sandals by Paul Green? The brand is known for its comfort and these sturdy leather heels are no different. One five-star review read, "These boots are extremely comfortable. I was able to walk miles in them the first day I wore them. Also very cute and got several compliments."

To buy: nordstrom.com, $349

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Most Comfortable High-Heel Pump: Sam Edelman Hazel Dress Pump

Sam Edelman Hazel Dress Pump
Courtesy of Amazon

A chic classic pump that's comfortable enough to wear all day? Sign us up! These pretty heels by Sam Edelman have glowing reviews from customers. Shoppers loved that the shoes have 4 millimeters of cushioning as well as ample arch support. "These fit perfectly and are true to size. I was able to easily wear these for 10+ hours at work then to a function afterward without them killing my feet," raved one customer.

To buy: amazon.com, from $70

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Most Comfortable Kitten Heel: Rockport Total Motion Kalila Pump

Rockport Total Motion Kalila Pump
Courtesy of Zappos

Kitten heels are super popular this season thanks to their sleek and comfortable design. If you're interested in getting in on the trend, Zappos customers recommend this chic pair by Rockport. The comfy shoes feature a breathable, foam-backed textile lining for added comfort, as well as lightweight shock absorption and cushioned insoles. "This is the most comfortable pump I've ever had," said one customer. "The leather is extremely soft and the inside of the shoe is well-padded for comfort! There is a non-slip sole and a short, sturdy heel. This is a win for me."

To buy: zappos.com, $85 (originally $120)

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Most Comfortable Wedge Slingbacks: Toms Monica Wedges

Toms Monica Wedges
Courtesy of Zappos

Looking for a cute and comfortable wedge that will go with everything in your suitcase? Try this pair by Toms. The stylish shoes have a textile lining that adds both comfort and breathability, and a cushioned cotton twill insole that helps fight bacteria. The wedges' rubber sole offers added traction, while the slingback strap gives ample support. One customer said, "Love these shoes. Really cute and can be worn with jean shorts or a cute dress so very versatile. They fit great and are comfortable."

To buy: amazon.com, from $32

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Most Comfortable Heels with Arch Support: Sarah Flint The Perfect Pump

Comfortable Heels
Courtesy of Sarah Flint

Handmade in Italy, these fashionable heels by Sarah Flint feature a padded insole and anatomical arch support. While the heels may feel snug at first, reviewers say they stretch to fit your feet and are true to size. There are nine colors and prints to choose from, and they have a 3.3-inch heel. One shopper called them "the only pump you should have in your closet" before adding, "Heaven on your feet while looking incredibly chic. I really appreciate all the details that went into designing the perfect pump from the extra padding, steel rod heel to the quality of craftsmanship."

To buy: sarahflint.com, $395

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Most Comfortable Strappy Wedge: Eileen Fisher Willow Espadrille Wedge Sandal

Eileen Fisher Willow Espadrille Wedge Sandal
Courtesy of Nordstrom

These cute strappy sandals by Eileen Fisher are not only super comfortable, but they can easily be worn with your entire travel wardrobe. The crisscross straps keep your feet secure, while the hook and loop closure offers a custom fit. The ridged rubber sole also provides great traction on all types of terrains.

"These shoes were comfortable from the first time I put them on," said one shopper. "I took them on vacation because I wanted a shoe that didn't scream 'tourist' and walked 12 miles a day in them — amazing! The only thing I would note is that they are heavy compared to my usual running shoes. I definitely got an extra leg workout while wearing them. But no complaints, they looked and felt great."

To buy: zappos.com, $198

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Most Comfortable Ankle-Strap Pump: Anne Klein Fabulist Heels

Anne Klein Fabulist Heels
Courtesy of Zappos

These cute pumps by Anne Klein have a perfect five-star rating on Zappos for a reason. They are one of the most comfortable designer heels around thanks to their adjustable ankle strap that offers added support, plus their dual, lightweight foam-cushioned layers that provide comfort and shock absorption. One happy customer said, "This is such a comfortable heel. I did not need to break it in, I wore it for 8 hours and at the end of the day, I had no blisters or pain. I'm going to buy another pair!"

To buy: zappos.com, $80

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Most Comfortable Heels for Wide Feet: Alfani Step n Flex Jeules Pumps

Alfani Step n Flex Jeules Pumps
Courtesy of Macys

Women with wide feet often have a difficult time finding a pair of comfortable high heels, but thankfully they can now shop this sleek pair by Alfani, which comes in wider sizes. The pumps have been specially made for Macy's and boast flexible cushioning and enough support for all-day wear. One review said, "Wow. I wish all my shoes were this comfortable. I could walk around for days in these shoes." The shoe is available in both medium and wide sizes, and customers say they also offer ample arch support.

To buy: macys.com, $70

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Most Comfortable Wedge Pump: Clarks Vendra Bloom Wedge Pump

Clarks Women's Vendra Bloom Wedge Pump
Courtesy of Amazon

In the market for a cute and comfy pair of wedge pumps? Amazon shoppers suggest this pair by Clarks. The stylish shoes feature the brand's patented OrthoLite padded insoles that have CushionPlus technology for daylong comfort and support. The rubber insole provides traction, while the 1.5-inch heel height makes them super easy to walk in. Many of the perfect five-star reviews called them their "favorite shoe."

To buy: amazon.com, from $63

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