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6 Comfortable Heels for Career and Special Occasions
Do truly comfortable heels exist? Perhaps you’re wondering this as you attempt to find a pair for an upcoming wedding or other special occasion. If you have less-than-perfect feet, but would still like to wear a pair of modest heels, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve curated a list of six stylish yet comfortable heels that won’t leave you counting the seconds until you can kick them off. Take a look…
Pelle Moda may not be billed as a comfort brand, but they design comfortable heels that get rave reviews. Our favorite styles include the Kyler 2″ wedge with stretch mesh ankle strap for a secure fit. The Kyler features a roomier toe box than most dress heels provide. We also recommend a the Pelle Moda Kurtis, which is the same shoe as the Kyler, but with a buckle strap. See the whole Pelle Moda collection of comfortable heels at Zappos and Nordstrom.
You may be wondering why we’d recommend a heel with a pointed toe. Surprisingly this particular style by CC Corso Como continues to gain more and more positive reviews from Nordstrom customers (and it’s available in extended sizes and wide widths):
These shoes are very stylish and surprisingly comfortable on my achy feet. This brand adds lots of cushioning which helps tremendously.
I know heels are a “no-no” when you’re pregnant, but I needed to slip these on for a few special occasions while I was around 8 months pregnant. I also knew I would be wearing them post-pregnancy. My feet are long and skinny (size 12 narrow normally), and these shoes are wonderful! Oftentimes my heels slip out of shoes, but the strap in the middle helps these stay on. Even though pregnancy has caused my feet to swell, I still needed the strap in the middle to help keep my foot stable in the shoe. The height isn’t too high but gives a nice lift. They appear to be well-made. While I wouldn’t want to walk on my feet for hours and hours in them, pregnant or not, they are great for occasional standing if you have an office job or need something dressy to wear to church or a party.
I’m really happy with these truly my favorite shoe – CC are extremely comfortable, and for those of us who have problems keeping on a regular pump without a back strap, these do the trick while more stylish than the standard back strap! Heel height is perfect as well! I typically wear an 8 and while these will work, they seem to run a bit long – you may want to drop down 1/2 size. I bought them in black and grey suede!
Eileen Fisher has cornered the market in dress-casual footwear that’s all-day comfortable. We love the kew Kiss Knit pump (like Rothy’s with a heel) with its slightly stretchy upper with elasticized topline, memory foam footbed and modest 2-inch heel. A Nordstrom customer had this to say about her new pumps by Eileen Fisher:
The shoe I have been looking for! The styling is both contemporary and classic and they are super comfortable. This black pump goes with everything. It’s is amazingly comfortable; I walk a lot during the day and these pumps maintain comfort throughout.
Evolve footwear is a division of Easy Spirit specializing in modern, fashion-forward shoes with dual-layer cushioning and a foot-friendly fit.
Our two favorite comfortable heels by Evolve are the Robin block-heel pump and Crystal ankle-strap pump. Both receive many 5-star reviews for all-day comfort. Available in sizes 6-11, medium and wide widths for $75-99 from Zappos and Nordstrom,