Walk a Mile in These 5 Super Comfy High Heeled Sandals -- I Did!

Sheri Reed

born sandals heels blackSummertime is probably the most active of all seasons, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style when it comes to your sandal choices -- not with so many "comfort" sandals on the market. While really comfortable, well-made shoes don't come at budget prices, your feet will seriously thank you for the investment in a pair of these.

I road tested several pairs of sandals with a range of heel heights, and what follows are my picks of the best five pairs! My three requirements? Comfort, stylishness, and a heel of some sort (no flats!). Can't wait to show you what I found!

I wrote to several shoemakers to see if they'd supply me with my choice of their stylish-looking sandals to road test -- because I would do that for YOU. I received several samples, walked them all about town and in my daily life, and I've narrowed down my favorites to share.

5 Stylish & Comfortable High Heel Sandals -- Road Tested!

miz mooz yvonne wedge sandals

Miz Mooz Yvonne Wedge Sandal ($99.95) at Infinity Shoes

Heel: 3"

Colors: Green (shown above), Black, Brown

Comfort Rating: So comfortable and easy to wear! I find it amazing that they're so attractive too.

Why I Love Them: The leather-wrapped cork heel makes these shoes super stylish. I didn't know how I'd feel about the bright green color, but turns out, I wear them all the time.

Eric Michael Kamielle sandal heels

Eric Michael Kamielle Sandal ($129.95) at Nordstrom

Heel: 3 1/2"

Colors: Black (shown above), Fuchsia, Blue

Comfort Rating: These are quite comfy for everyday, but they wouldn't be my choice for days with tons of walking.

Why I Love Them: Love the espadrille-inspired heel. The prettiest summer sandal.

dansko sandals sara chino

Dansko Sara Sandal ($114.95) at Nordstrom

Heel: 2"

Colors: Chino (shown above), Brandy, Black, Java

Comfort Rating: Pillow-soft footbed is seriously like walking on clouds! The rocker bottom makes it feel like the sandals are doing the walking for you.

Why I Love Them: These are my go-to sandals this summer. Great with shorts and sundresses and perfect for walking around in all day. All ... day ... long ...

born sandals heels black

Born Maybelle Braided Sandal ($95) at Born

Heel: 4 1/4"

Colors: Black (shown above), Tiramisu

Comfort Rating: These heels are unbelievably comfortable for such a high heel. You'll never believe you're more than four inches up.

Why I Love Them: Sexy + comfort = yes, please!

swedish hasbeens sandals H&M

Swedish Hasbeens Gladiator Sandal ($59.95) at H&M

Heel: 3 1/2"

Colors: Tan (shown above), Black, Cream

Comfort Rating: Wooden wedge heels make these super walkable.

Why I Love Them: I've been drooling over Swedish Hasbeens for years, but they're very pricey ($200-$300 on up). H&M's affordable limited-edition version makes the style doable.

Do you have high heels that are comfortable?


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shoes, style, spring/summer 2011