Aerosoles sandals: Spring is here!

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner! So it’s time to talk about comfortable summer sandals – starting with Aerosoles.

Aerosoles is one of those brands that is everywhere you go and kind of inconsistent, but some of their winners can be both comfortable and very reasonably priced.

I’d recommend searching online for the most variety, including everything from wedge sandals (high and low) to gladiator and thong sandals with memory foam insoles. You can often find fun summer sandals for $40, so they are great impulse purchases for dressy or casual wear.

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

Sidekicks Foldable Flats: Rescue Your Feet

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I received Sidekicks Foldable Ballet Flats as a gift, and they were a lifesaver at a wedding I just attended! I pulled them out of my purse and changed into them at the end of the evening when I was tired of wearing heels. Immediate relief for my feet! They are so convenient and comfortable that I even changed into them on my flight home. I now leave a pair in my carry-on for work travel!

I should caveat that Sidekicks are NOT intended to be shoe replacements. They are pretty cheap and fairly thin flats (they have to be to fold up into a tiny pouch) that you can wear when you need a break from your real shoes. But there is no support – these are not comfortable enough to walk around in for a long time! They are just temporary.

After doing some research online about other inexpensive foldable flats, I discovered that Sidekicks generally get the best reviews for comfort, but my one complaint is that the sizing only comes in Small, Medium, Large, and XL. So you might have to try two sizes and return one to figure out what fits you best. They claim that this is how the shoe sizes match up but I wouldn’t place a lot of confidence into it, as I was on the border of Small and Medium:

Small: 5-6.5
Medium: 7-8
Large: 8.5-9.5
X-large: 10-11

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Vionic flats: Orthaheels in disguise

Thanks to Sharon from Yankton, SC for recommending Vionic shoes from Orthaheel! These are great if you are looking for true arch support and heel relief, and no one will even know you are wearing Orthaheels!

Vionic makes comfortable flats, boots, loafers, and wedges that are actually stylish and come with orthotic footbeds.

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Searching for the most comfortable women’s shoe brands that are both tylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

Sabrinas: Spanish style

Thanks to Jill from Apple Valley, MN for recommending Sabrinas!

Sabrinas makes stylish and comfortable leather flats, wedges, and low heels, and they are all crafted in Spain (as they proudly display on every label). You can easily check these out next time you are at the mall and see a comfortable walking shoe store such as Footwear etc.

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

Gentle Souls: Comfort Line from Kenneth Cole

Thanks to Carla from National City, CA for recommending Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole!

Gentle Souls combines the design power of Kenneth Cole with memory foam footbeds for a great balance of fashion and comfort. They make comfortable dress shoes (boots, flats, wedges, and heels) in a wide variety of styles.

 

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Shopping for the most comfortable women’s shoe brands that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

Anne Klein Sport: comfortable, sparkling flats

Thanks to Veronica G. from Great Neck, NY, for recommending these lovely Anne Klein Sport flats.

The Anne Klein Sport brand has done a great job of designing comfort-focused, stylish women’s dress shoes that are well-cushioned and wearable at work or on the weekend.

Unlike many comfortable flats that are rather plain-looking, these are decked out with different textures, fabrics, and shiny studs. Perfect for day or evening wear, each shoe also features the AK Sport line’s signature rubber sole. As with even the most comfortable ballet flats, you aren’t going to get much arch support here, but these are affordable and stylish shoes to have in your rotation.

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

 

Dr. Scholl’s – Not just for grandma

Thanks to Leslie K. from LA for recommending Dr. Scholl’s ballet flats! If you’ve ever been jealous of senior citizens who get to wear those comfortably cushioned Dr. Scholl’s shoes, now there’s a way to get that signature Dr. Scholl’s memory foam footbed in the form of a stylish, dressy flat.

Note that these might be too wide for those with very narrow feet, and the fabric/leather is not designer quality, but the price is reasonable for the padded comfort you can wear to work. Dr. Scholl’s also makes thickly padded casual shoes that look kind of like Converse’s.

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

 

Trotters: low pumps, high style

Thanks to Leslie P. from Chesapeake Bay, MD for sharing how comfortable and sleek her Trotters pumps are!

Trotters is a company that has been around for a long time and focuses on soft leathers, flexible soles, and special cushioning for narrow or wide feet.

They offer an impressive variety of women’s dress shoes with lower/kitten heels, so you can dash around the office all day without your pumps wearing you down. If you have to travel for work, these lower heels make trekking through the airport more manageable.

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

Tieks by Gavrieli: foldable designer flats

Thanks to Tara M. from Denver for recommending Tieks, high-end Italian leather flats designed to fold and fit in your purse.

Since being featured on Oprah’s O List (and being spotted on Oprah’s feet on her TV show), their popularity has gone through the roof! These days, I notice women wearing Tieks ballet flats with their signature teal soles everywhere I go, whether it’s the office or the grocery store.

Sure, they are very pricey for flats, but you might consider these if you want to invest in higher-quality shoes for multi-year, multi-purpose wear. And Tieks also come in a hundred colors to choose from!

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.

 

Adam Tucker: light and breathable

Thank you to Michelle F. from Reno, NV for writing in about Adam Tucker shoes!

If you are one of those people who suffer from sweaty feet during the day, you can stop worrying with these comfortable, breathable slip-ons. Rarely do you find an elegant shoe that you can wear to the office with this much air circulation. Light, flexible, and perfect for warm summer days.

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Looking for the most comfortable women’s shoes that are stylish and affordable? Check out our list of Top 50 Comfortable Dress Shoe Brands and Top 50 Comfortable Walking Shoe Brands.