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The Most Comfortable High Heels and Pumps - Comfort Shoes for Women

Updated on September 14, 2014

Heels You Can Wear All Day Long

Finding a shoe that's comfortable enough for all day wear is a difficult task, and nearly impossible for sensitive feet.

When choosing a high heel or pump look for:

- a padded insole - helps keep your fore-foot and heel cozy.

- flexible sole; the shoe should flex with every foot step that you take.

- breathable materials; your feet will stay dry and healthy

I've had problem feet and hard-to-fit feet since I was a teenager. After developing a Morton's Neuroma (likely from wearing ill-fitting high heels) and having back surgery, I'm very particular about what I put on my precious feet.

The follow selection of pumps and heels are ones that I look for when shopping for shoes. These are brands that are reasonably priced and provide an exceptional amount of comfort.

Cole Haan Nike Air Talia Pump Heels
Cole Haan Nike Air Talia Pump Heels

Cole Haan Air High Heels

Cole Haan makes a wonderful variety of handbags and shoes. In fact they're so wonderful that the Heels with Air Technology are one of

­ Oprah's Favorite Things!

A large selection of Cole Haan shoes have Nike Air Technology. This system uses tiny air capsules (like little pillows for your feet) that are hidden within the mid-sole of the shoe. The result is cushioned comfort for your feet.

An additional bonus -- they are also made of breathable materials which allow your feet to feel refreshed and dry throughout the day.

The only down-side to these shoes is that they don't come in different widths. I've never seen them in a wide or narrow width.

For all day wear, Cole Haan pumps are extremely comfortable.

Cole Haan Pumps with Nike Air

Naturalizer Lennox High Heel Pump
Naturalizer Lennox High Heel Pump

Comfortable Naturalizer High Heels and Pumps

Naturalizer has been making comfortable shoes for a while now. Years ago, the styles were kind of drab and unexciting.

But after seeing their newer line of comfort pumps, I can definitely say they are no longer boring. And not surprisingly, they're a popular choice among young ladies as well as the older crowd.

They have what the manufacturer calls N5 Comfort -- five important features which make the shoes feel like pillows for your feet.style="font-size:medium; font-weight: normal;">

1.) A lavishly padded cushioned insole that gives you the feeling of walking on air.

2.) The lining of the shoe is made of breathable materials which keep your feet cool, soothed and dry.

3.) The heel to toe length is perfectly proportioned so that your feet are not on an extreme angle.

4.) The flexible sole allows the shoe to move with your foot, every step that you take.

5.) The shoe is light weight; not heavy and cumbersome.

Most Naturalizer pumps have a heel height of around 3 inches high, which makes them comfortable for wearing on an evening out or special occasion.

Heels and Pumps that Feel Good on Your Feet

Naturalizer Women's Lennox Pump,Blackshiny,9 M US
Naturalizer Women's Lennox Pump,Blackshiny,9 M US

The Naturalizer Lennox pump is currently their most popular choice. It's an extremely comfortable shoe that is highly rated.

I've found them to be true-to-size, meaning that you don't need to size-up. I wear my usual size 7 with this style. Another nice feature is that they're available in wider widths.

 

Aerosoles

Comfy for Wearing All Day

Aerosoles are another popular choice when considering a shoe that's comfortable. What makes them so comfortable is the flexible foot bed; it bends with every step that you take. So they're perfect for walking around the office or running errands.

The last time I looked for Aerosoles Pumps on Amazon, there were over 160 listings for these shoes! There were lots of different styles and colors to choose from.

Aerosoles - The Pumps with the Flexible Sole

Aerosoles Women's Tapestry Pump
Aerosoles Women's Tapestry Pump

The Tapestry Pump is a comfortable and practical shoe that can be worn all day. Another nice feature is that they also come in WIDE WIDTHS.

 
Life Stride LifeStride Women's Parigi Pump
Life Stride LifeStride Women's Parigi Pump

Life Stride Pumps and Heels

Practical and Least Expensive

For practical comfort that is also low in price, Life Stride is another favorite pump.

I like that they're available in many different sizes and wider widths. Many women cram their feet into tight fitting shoes when they could really use a wider width.

LifeStride Women's Parigi Pump

Rockport SASHA High Heels Pumps
Rockport SASHA High Heels Pumps

Rockport

Known for All Day Comfort

When I think of Rockport, shoes for old men is what immediately comes to my mind. Rockport has been around for a while, making superior fitting shoes since the early 1970s.

They are well-known for their comfortable walking shoes. But did you know that they also make a wide variety of pumps that are extremely cozy.

The Rockport Women's Janae Platform Pump

is another favorite pick for many women. The small platform helps keep feet comfortable.

Other Brands of Comfortable Shoes

Sofft Women's Black Broadway 7.5 B(M) US
Sofft Women's Black Broadway 7.5 B(M) US

Sofft shoes have a wonderfully cozy foot bed - they feel like pillows! The shoes are also made of breathable materials so you don't have to worry about feeling too warm.

 

Inserts for Heels Pumps and Stiletto's - For Added Cushioning

If your favorite pair of pumps don't meet your expectations, you can always add a little something to help make them comfortable for day-long wear. Instep inserts are great for adding extra cushioning relief. Heel grips and pads help keep the shoe securely in place and help prevent blisters.

Foot Petals Women's Killer Kushionz 3 Pack Buttercup Shoe Insole,Buttercup,One Size M US
Foot Petals Women's Killer Kushionz 3 Pack Buttercup Shoe Insole,Buttercup,One Size M US

These cushioned insoles are awesome! They provide much needed relief and they help keep my shoes snug on my feet.

 

Exercises for Your Feet!

Keeping your feet in good shape can help minimize pain and injury. Try some exercise for your feet... what have you got to lose... maybe some of the pain from wearing high heel shoes!

Heel Grips and Cushions for Loose Fitting Pumps - High Heels too loose at the heel?

Inserting heel grips or cushions is an excellent way for keeping your shoes on your feet. If you have a narrow heel or if your shoes are slightly too big, insert some heel grips or cushions to prevent blisters.

Running in High Heels!

Running in high heels  race Glamour
Running in high heels race Glamour

After finding a good fitting shoe, you might decide to run a marathon while wearing them!

How to Walk in High Heels

For some of us, walking gracefully in high heels takes a little practice! The beauty pageant experts have some excellent tips... check them out.

How to Walk in Different Types of Heels

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      ZoieZoe 3 years ago

      @flinnie lm: I'm glad you found this lens helpful... thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi thanks for the info on these pretty and comfortable high heels. I like them.

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      AdelinestyleTV 3 years ago

      Great post! I own a pear of these amazing shoes!

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      MissMalaprop 4 years ago

      Fluevog, Miz Mooz, Frye, Re-Mix and Me Too are some other very comfortable shoe brands I know of.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I can no longer wear high heels very often. The next time I do, I will use your suggestions!

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      I used to be so comfortable in high heels I could even play table tennis in them. Sadly now the expressions killer heels feels much more apt. I still wear them, but try to sit down a lot, haha!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I didn't know high heels and comfortable can be used in the same sentence:) Thanks for teaching me something new!

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      I prefer to use shoes that high heels because I'm super active girls with huge movement everyday.

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      missjensen 4 years ago

      Who ever thought you could play a game let alone run in heels lol Great lens, thanks for sharing :)

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      Noveliaa 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these information.

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      Pam Irie 4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      WOW! Great resources for comfortable high heels....truly thought that was an urban legend and your page proves its not. :)

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      I never knew there was such a thing as comfortable high heels, I just force my feet into shoes that look cute! I can't wait to try out some of these brands.

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      AJ 4 years ago from Australia

      This is a great list and knew all the brands except one. I love your sense of humour and pictures. A marathon is out of the question in any event, let alone in heels! Blessings.

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      maryLuu 4 years ago

      Very nice selection!

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      I think the key to pumps and heels is knowing when and where to wear them. Jogging and basketball - maybe not ;)

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      My favorite shoe for comfort is the Naturalizer. Feet are important .. we need to look after them. I see some other shoes here that look comfotable too.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      Always on the lookout for comfortable shoes, with a heel of course.

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      beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

      I like wearing heels but I don't think I can run in them.

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      kgdunst 4 years ago

      I always choose those little platforms in the front for high heels. They look sexy and theyâre comfy. It's the same thing like choosing lingerie, right?

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      These shoes look fabulous and the best part is they're comfortable.

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      They look stylish and super comfy! I own a pair of Naturalizer high heels shoes amd yup, super comfy! Great lens! God bless you!