27 Comfortable Heels That Won’t Kill Your Feet

Don’t let high heels get you down.

There’s something about a few extra inches of height that makes you feel svelte, lighter, and statuesque even if it means teetering around precariously on spikes that are guaranteed to leave your feet as bruised and torn as a prima ballerina’s during Nutcracker season. Comfortable heels are hard to find, but the good news is that you can get the height without the hardship if you choose your shoes strategically. At ELYSIAN, we’ve been experimenting with different heel types and made this list just for you. Word to the wise: we still recommend breaking in new heels around the house for at least a week before wearing them to an event.

PLATFORMS

 

Talk about the best of both worlds: platform shoes add inches to your stature, but are devoid of pointy heels that can snap or snag.

 

comfortable heels

 

Veronica Beard Welda Platform Wedge Slide Sandals

As comfy as your house slippers, but two inches higher!

$295, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels
Tibi Dimitri Baby Calf Platform Sandals

Dress them up with a LBD or wear them with jeans. These sandals are meant to dance the night away.

$495, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels

Teva Women’s Flatform Ceres Embroidery-Fringe Platform Sandals

Super cute with a mini or shorts. The lug sole gives you superpowers to avoid slips on muddy fields at music festivals or wet floors at a party (who spilled their drink?).

$52.50, bloomingdales.com

 

comfortable heels

Coliac Platform Loafers with Pearl Detail

Beautifully crafted in Italy with leather and pearls, you can rock Coliac’s platforms with sundresses, jeans or tailored shorts.

$791, farfetch.com

 

comfortable heels

Burberry Icon Stripe Platform Sandals

As comfy as a pair of flip flops but they come with an extra inch of height. Your must-have for summer music festivals.

$540, farfetch.com

 

comfortable heels

 

Marni Crisscross Platform Sandals

With a foot-molded sole and velvet upper, these slides are a perfect mix of business and pleasure.

$375, farfetch.com

 

comfortable heels

Gabriela Hearst Bradley Platform Sandals

Colorful cork and silver accents make these platforms perfect for a jaunt around town. 

$778, farfetch.com

WEDGES

When searching for comfortable heels, wedges are probably the first place you look. They provide a gradual height lift without the danger of falling over; almost like you’re standing on a hill.

comfortable heels

 

Chloé Lauren Scalloped Leather Wedge Espadrilles

The Lauren wedge with its cork heel and rubber soul provides 4 inches of height while being mercifully easy to wear.

$261, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Leather Wedge Espadrille Sandals

Get ready to rock and roll in these punk-adjacent Rockstud wedges. 

$745, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Olympia wedge pumps

A color-block heel paired with clear straps give these wedges a mod look.

$310, farfetch.com

 

comfortable heels

 

Bally Open Toe Wedge Mules

In buttery Italian leather with an intricate metal-work design, these Bally mules will become your new best friend.

$750, farfetch.com

 

 

https://fxo.co/9oin

Simon Miller Women’s Level Wedge Sandals

These croc-embossed calfskin wedges are as comfortable as they are beautiful.

$244, bloomingdales.com

 

comfortable heels

Nicole Saldaña Karina Colour-Block Wedges

Nicole Saldaña’s color-block wedges were made for walking pretty.

$270, farfetch.com

 

 

comfortable heels

BY FAR Lex Crocodile-Effect Wedge Pumps

The transparent wedge on these platforms as refreshing as a summer breeze.

$217, farfetch.com

BLOCK HEELS

Stilettos have a way of getting caught in sidewalk grating, but this new generation of comfortable heels have the sleek cache of a stiletto design with the stability of a block-shaped column.

 

comfortable heels

 

Fendi Croc-Embossed Leather Block-Heel Pumps

Equally compatible with jeans and sundresses, these Fendi Block Heels are destined to be your new BFF.

$890, neimanmarcus.com

 

 

comfortable heels

Miu Miu Suede Mirror Block-Heel Pumps

Pair with a sleek suit or a jeans/blazer ensemble for a work-day look that’s cool and casual.

$850, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels

Maison Margiela Tabi Toe Block Heel Sandals

These toe block heels give this classic silhouette a modern twist.

$830, farfetch.com

 

comfortable heels

Jacquemus Block Heel Pumps

These Jacquemus pumps are a geometric masterpiece that will spice up any outfit. 

$704, farfetch.com

 

 

 

comfortable heels

Chloé Women’s Lauren Scalloped Block Heel Pumps

Add a classic sweetheart accessory to any outfit for immediate compliments.

$575, bloomingdales.com

 

 

comfortable heels

Botkier Women’s Ross Block-Heel Sandals

You won’t find beautiful wooden accents like these Botkier sandals anywhere else.

$158, bloomingdales.com

 

comfortable heels
Proenza Schouler Grommet Block Heel Mules

These clear block-heel mules are perfect for work or play.

$516, farfetch.com

COMFORT PUMPS

Comfort pumps may seem like an oxymoron, but with new innovations in shoe-design happening everyday, comfortable heels are easier to find than ever before.

 

 

comfortable heels

Marion Parke Must Have Napa Pumps

A shock-absorbing rubber sole and cushioned insole give these pumps a leg up on comfort.

$495, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels

Malone Souliers Brook 85mm Sheer Mesh Stiletto Pumps

These sheer mesh pumps with napa leather trim are great for a day at the office turned night on the town.

$262, neimanmarcus.com

 

comfortable heels

 

BY FAR Alla 80mm Pumps

Made with royal blue satin and crystal detailing, these pumps are fit for royalty.

$451, farfetch.com

 

comfortable heels

Stella McCartney 45 Chain Pumps

Slip on these pumps to add some flair to your next outfit – they go with everything!

$745, farfetch.com

comfortable heels

Tory Burch Jessa Medallion Pumps

These classic pumps with a gold accent make comfort look chic.

$396, farfetch.com

comfortable heels

The Attico Lace-Up Velvet Pumps

While their height may seem daunting, these lace-up pumps provide stability and style.

$574, farfetch.com

Share

Get The Magazine

Never miss out on our newest stories that captivate and inspire.

Join the ELYSIAN Circle

Stay Connected

Search