Look, we get it: Heels can be uncomfortable. And in an era where chunky sneakers and hiking-style sandals have become increasingly popular, the idea of wearing stilettos is even further from our minds. However, moments that call for heels do come along, so it doesn’t hurt to have the most comfortable heel brands in your closet. As fashion editors, we spend a good amount of time on our feet (and at our desks), and after wearing pair after pair, we’ve discovered exactly which brands will actually go the distance—even during days of nonstop walking. Scroll down to see the brands we always look to for comfortable heels, and then shop our favorite style to add them to your closet stat.
“Staud heels are absurdly comfortable. The straps don’t dig in, and the height hits a sweet spot. They’re just tall enough to give you a nice lift without being so high that they become hard to walk in. The brand only debuted shoes earlier this year, so it says something that they’re nailing it from the get-go.” — Kat Collings, editor in chief
“For comfortable heels that in no way skimp on style, I love Aquazzura, Gianvito Rossi, and Neous.” — Nicole Akhtarzad, market editor
“My Chanel slingbacks are one of the most worn pieces in my closet because they’re not only stylish but also the most comfortable pair of heels I own.” — Kristen Nichols, managing editor
“I love Tibi heels. Be it a heeled sandal, boot, or pump, I find the shape of Tibi’s shoes to be extra comfortable and extremely wearable.” — Lauren Eggertsen, fashion editor
“I’m a longtime fan of Tibi heels. The heel heights are always walkable, and the leather is soft.” — Allyson Payer, editor
“Once I stepped into a pair of Charlotte Stone’s notoriously comfortable heeled sandals, they ruined all other heel brands for me. I think they might even rival my sneakers…” — Anna LaPlaca, assistant editor
Up next, see the comfortable shoes fashion girls can’t stop wearing.