Comfortable Dress Shoes for Women

Published on November 13th, 2013 | by Kirsten Borrink


Amazing Abeo Shoes From $59 at The Walking Co.

Abeo Shoes

Abeo Nadine

Perhaps you’ve heard of Abeo shoes by The Walking Company? First known for their supportive walking shoes and sandals, Abeo now crosses over into the dress and dress casual shoe world.  Each pair features a built-in orthotic footbed in two choices of support. The neutral footbed provides enhanced arch support designed to match most foot types while the metatarsal pad footbed provides extra ball-of-foot support in order to relieve forefoot pain. Three of the most popular styles include:
1. Abeo Nadine:: It’s hard to find a work-appropriate shoe with a 1 1/2″ heel–not too flat, not too high. Available in black, taupe and red in sizes 6-11 from The Walking Company, free shipping/free returns to store.

Abeo Shoes

Abeo Tatum

2. Abeo Tatum: A ballet flat with a built-in orthotic! Numerous 5 star reviews from customers with plantar fasciiitis, Morton’s neuroma, high arches and narrow heels. Available in five colors for $59.25 at The Walking Company. See more Abeo ballet flats! 

Abeo Shoes

Abeo Rachel

3. Abeo Rachel: A classy slip-on pump with a 2.5″ heel. Great reviews for all-day support. Available in black and brown. $159.95 at The Walking Company.

The next shoe doesn’t fall into the dress shoe category, but while we’re on the topic of Abeo footwear, it’s a style you should know about.

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Abeo Shoes – the R.O.C.S. Aubrey

I just received a pair of Abeo shoes from The Walking Company to review and I want to share with you my findings.

The curved outsole of the Abeo R.O.C.S. (Rocker Outsole Comfort System) took some getting used to. Standing still, my heels would rock backward which felt strange. But as soon as I started to walk, the rocker motion took over and I felt more stable. The footbed is nicely cushioned and arch support excellent. The toe box, while not as wide as my Asics, is roomy enough to accommodate my moderate bunions.

The best benefit of this rocker sole walking shoe is its ability to offload pressure on the forefoot. For those with arthritic toes or Morton’s neuroma, the Abeo R.O.C.S Aubrey could bring relief.

One small detail I really like about this shoe is its laces! They are thick and stretchy, and long enough to double tie.

Many online reviewers give the Abeo Aubrey high marks for alleviating forefoot pain, back pain and heel pain. See for yourself! The Abeo R.O.C.S Aubrey is available in four colors for $139.95 at The Walking Company.

Are there any Abeo shoes that we haven’t reviewed that you would recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

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16 Responses to Amazing Abeo Shoes From $59 at The Walking Co.

  1. Sharon says:

    HI Kirsten – These sound interesting. I tried to find out a bit more information and the ONLY website I could find was the Walking Company. Is there no Abeo manufacturer’s Website? From the Walking COmpany’s page, it appears that these shoes only come in the standard width. I usually take a wide -but sometimes reviews and such will indicate when a “standard width” accommodates a wider foot. I wondered if this was true for Abeo?
    Also I have a high arch and need a lot more support in “high heels” than the “normally arched” foot. So arch support is great and is better than not having much – but I wondered how high of an arch is supported?

    I have been following your blog for a few years now and appreciate all that you put into it. Thanks!

  2. Nanci Cartwright says:

    I love Abeo sandals and walking/running shoes with the metatarsal support. I have Morton’s Neuroma in my left foot so need the extra arch support and a wide forefront. Obviously, sandals aren’t enclosed but the tennis shoe is great. You can put your own orthotics in them but I actually like the $70 walking company orthotics which are far healer than my custom made ones. I’m hoping that these dressier shoes are as good. I haven’t found any shoe with a heel that I can wear with the Morton’s Neuroma. The Walking Company has an excellent return policy, just don’t wear them outside if you think you’ll need to return them. And yes, the Walking Company is the sole seller of them at this time. You can order online and return them in a store if you have one nearby.

  3. Nanci Cartwright says:

    That should have read that the walking company orthotics are far cheaper than my custom made orthotics. Should have previewed my comment. For others with Morton’s Neuroma, I have found Dansko, Naot and Ariat shoes and boots work for me.

  4. Lisamarie says:


    Have you tried Allegrias? My feet love them (and I too suffer from Morton’s Neuroma in my left foot).

  5. Kirsten@BarkingDogShoes says:


    Do you have a Walking Company near you? Here’s their store locator;

    I know they only come in medium width currently, but maybe you can get into a store and try them on?

    You could also leave a comment on their Facebook page and see if you can get a reply,

    Hope this helps!

  6. Kirsten@BarkingDogShoes says:

    Good to know, Nanci. Thank you!

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  14. Nancy says: I just purchased their sandal at a local retail store, even meet the President of the company as he was visiting at retail. I’m impressed with the company, will look for more styles.

  15. Rebecca Miles-Cook says:

    I work in a factory 12 hr shifts, and am having trouble finding a shoe that is flexible enough to allow swelling as the day goes on. also I suffer from Heal pain on both feet as well as front foot pain on my right foot. Which shoes would you suggest that are light breathable and eliminate that pain that would stand up to 4 or 5 days of 12hr shifts in a row?

  16. Kirsten says:

    I’m glad you asked because as I was doing research for good hiking boots, I came across a lower version of Ahnu’s Sugarpine boot, the Sugarpine Air Mesh:. It’s lightweight, breathable but with good arch support and cushioning.

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