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Comfortable Dress Shoes for Women

Published on April 22nd, 2016 | by Kirsten Borrink

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Comfortable Heels for Spring

Comfortable Heels for Spring

Comfortable Heels for Spring

Do you have a special occasion to attend and nothing but a closet full of comfort shoes with rocker soles, sneakers and Birkenstocks but no comfortable heels? Can you manage a 2″-2.5″ heel for a short time? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Let me show you a few of my favorite dress-up heeled sandals and shoes that won’t leave you counting the seconds until you can kick them off.

  1. Sacha London Venice: I’m a huge fan of this brand and their platform heel, Vera. The Venice, however, features a wedge heel even lower than the Vera, measuring a mere 2 inches. Soft suede uppers and smooth leather linings won’t irritate sensitive feet. A memory foam cushioned footbed adds to this shoe’s comfort. The Sacha London Venice is available in brights, pastels and neutrals; whole and half sizes 6-10 for $139 at OnlineShoes.com.
  2. Franco Sarto Darlis and Shaker: Yes, the toe shape is pointed and normally I wouldn’t recommend a shoe like this. But from online reviews, I gather that the toe box doesn’t narrow drastically. The Darlis features a 2.5″ heel and super soft leather uppers except for the floral pattern shown above which is fabric. $89 at Zappos, $76-89 at Amazon. The Shaker is the flat version of this elegant shoe.
  3. Johnston & Murphy Tricia: Oh, how I love the look of this sculpted wedge sandal. And from online reviews, I hear it fits well and feels great on the foot. The footbed is cushioned with memory foam and the wedge heel measures 2.75″ with a .75″ platform. The Tricia ankle-strap comes in lovely spring colors in soft kid suede: pink, orange, red, light green and neutrals too: black and camel–whole and half sizes 6-10. Some sites say to order up, as it runs small. I would suggest this if your foot runs slightly wide. If not, order your true size. $198 at Zappos, $72-210 at Amazon, $188-198 at Nordstrom, $103-197 at OnlineShoes.com, $74.99 at 6pm.com (limited colors).
  4. L’Amour des Pieds Oraine: I’m thrilled to find this brand and share it with you if you haven’t heard of it. L’Amour des Pieds (The Love of Feet) footwear incorporates a patent-pending arch support that molds to the foot during the day, whether you have high or low arches. Interesting. And their shoes are just beautiful. The Oraine wedge peep-toe is one of my favorites. It has a 2 3/4″ heel with a 1/2″ platform, contoured footbed with arch support, with soft suede or leather uppers. Available in whole and half sizes 5.5-10, 11. The price is a bit steep, but look for sales on this brand at Nordstrom as they offer free shipping and returns. The Oraine is available in black leather and black, red, navy and cognac suede for $198.95 at Nordstrom.
  5. Hush Puppies Devynn Sisany: Doesn’t look like any Hush Puppy I’ve seen before! It reminds me of a shoe by boutique brand, Coclico (minus a few hundred bucks). When first researching the Devynn Sisany, I read that the heel measured under 3″, but according to the Hush Puppies site, it is exactly 3″. If you have an otherwise healthy foot and are looking for a comfortable, stylish heel, the Devynn Sisany might be perfect for you. I like that it’s available in wide widths and size 12. $99 at Zappos, $99 at HushPuppies.com, $99 at Amazon.

Honorable mention (shoes that didn’t fit into the photo, but are worth the mention): Hispanitas Cali low-heeled pump, Clarks Cala Dor low-heeled pump, Dansko Debby heeled sandal, Easy Spirit Rovana cross-strap heel in widths, Naot Vogue dress sandal.

Do you have a favorite pair of comfortable heels? Leave a comment and let us know!

 


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6 Responses to Comfortable Heels for Spring

  1. Mary McCoy says:

    Kirsten,
    First off, I love your blog. Thanks! I was wondering if you have ever worn Dromedaris shoes? I love the look of them, but have never tried them on and have never seen them in a store. I have Morton’s neuroma and was just wondering if they would be comfortable for me. They look comfortable, but you never know. Also, if you have tried Dromedaris shoes, where do you get them? Thanks!

    Mary

    • Kirsten says:

      Hi Mary,

      I do have a pair of Dromedaris boots from PlanetShoes.com, but I don’t have any of their sandals. I know a shoe store near me carries a few styles. Here’s their store locater to see if there’s a retailer near you:https://www.dromedaris.us/shop-finder.html I think Shoebuy.com has the best selection online and although they no longer offer free returns, they do free exchanges. Their toe boxes are fairly roomy so I think they’d be good for MN.

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  3. Jen says:

    I recently got the Clarks Okena Sass heels, and can recommend them highly. The cushioning makes them more comfortable than some flats I’ve owned.

    http://www.clarksusa.com/us/womens/womens-view-all/womens-heels/Okena-Sass-Nude-Leather/p/26118051

  4. rosee says:

    My favorite heels:

    Gentle Soles Logan – retro 40s wedge
    Cushioned footbed (I think flax seeds are used), soft leathers, manageable wedge heel, ankle strap for extra support. 🙂

    http://www.amazon.com/Gentle-Souls-Womens-Logan-Wedge/dp/B00QUYYN3K
    in limited sizes

    http://www.planetshoes.com/item/gentle-souls-logan/40801
    in limited sizes

  5. Marijana says:

    Hello from the other side of the Atlantic 🙂

    I am searching for a BD present for my bestie, who struggles with her bunions.. Europe doesn’t have a lot to offer (except UK maybe..) but I am definitely thinking about ordering a pair overseas.

    Your site helped me a lot, so please keep on the great work, cause the dogs are barking here too 😉

    For this occasion, I really need nice dress shoes, high heel, maybe patent.. we are musicians, and on the stage few times a week. So, this brand crossed my browsing, maybe you mentioned it somewhere already, if not, hope to be helpful.. The prices are aaarrrrrr, but they really look worth it. No retailers, just thru their website.
    If somebody has experience with those, please post.

    Woof – woof 🙂

    https://julielopezshoes.com

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