Trendy + Comfy Shoes, Seriously

We’ve all heard the saying “beauty is pain,” and we tell ourselves that every time we buy a new pair of killer stilettos (sure they hurt, but they look so fab on my feet, and that’s what matters, right?). Wrong.

Sure, the words “comfortable stiletto” might be an oxymoron and totally not exist, but we all deserve to own trendy shoes that won’t cause us any pain, don’t you think? Really — it’s time to stop hobbling around in those super high, super uncomfortable shoes that leave you cursing the man (yes, man) who invented heels to begin with.

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Of course, none of us want to wear sneakers or flip-flops every single day either, so I set out to find a collection of spring shoes that were super cute yet comfortable at the same time. What did I learn? That it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) need to be painful to look fashionable.

All of the comfortable shoes on this list are different and gorgeous in every season, which means you’ll be sure to find one that won’t cramp your style (or your foot, either). So check out the gallery and read these quick shoe tips from celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. Your feet will thank you.

• Nude shades can be totally versatile. “The fabrication makes a difference, so a nude leather heel can be worn during the day and a nude patent heel at night is a great option.”

• Leopard print shoes are fun and different: pair them with a neutral dress for the “perfect amount of pattern.”

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