Summertime 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 Sandal ($99.95) at Infinity Shoes
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 ($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 Sara Sandal ($114.95) at Nordstrom
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 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 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?
Images via Sheri Reed