7 Chic, Comfortable Shoes

Ditch the “commuter flats” and banish bandages from your bag—these pretty pairs won’t cramp your style (or your feet).


ASOS Magical Loafers


A slender silhouette gives this pair a definitively feminine feel, despite borrowed-from-the-boys loafer styling. Wear them with pieces like a velvet blazer and ankle-length cigarette pants.

To buy: $33, asos.com.

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LifeStride Women’s X-Pedite Bootie


The classic Chelsea boot, elevated. Memory foam technology and a cushioned insole make for such a pain-free heel you’ll swear you’re walking on air. Available in two colors.

To buy: From $35, amazon.com.

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J Crew Factory Emery Flats


These reimagined ballet flats are seriously on point. Patent leather and a tuxedo-inspired bow give a nod to menswear that pairs surprisingly well with everything from full skirts to skinny jeans. Available in two colors.

To buy: $49, factory.jcrew.com.

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Lane Bryant Over The Knee Boot


Made from soft faux suede in an on-trend over-the-knee shape, these flat boots are an instant outfit-maker. They pull on easily over jeans or leggings, thanks to the half-zip closure. Available in two colors.

To buy: $90, lanebryant.com.

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Rockport Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump


A stiletto for the girl on the go: “Shock-absorbing” and “heel-cushioning” only begin to describe the attention to comfort that goes into each pair. Bonus? Their super-versatile hue works day or night (which is good thing, since you’ll want to wear them all the time). Available in 17 colors.

To buy: From $89, rockport.com.

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Clarks Bavette Dress Pump


A round toe, sophisticated hue, and a chunky heel give these Mary Janes a 70s flair in line with the biggest trend of the season. Complete the ensemble with a layered look, like a suede skirt and long sweater. Available in five colors.

To buy: From $45, amazon.com.

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Boden Wow Jewelled Flats


A flat full of stylish statements, like menswear herringbone and and eye-catching gems, makes for a worthy heel replacement. Wear them with a solid midi skirt—or a pair of leather leggings for an evening out. Available in three colors.

To buy: $148, bodenusa.com.

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