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When finding the perfect pair of work shoes, style ranks high on our wish lists — but naturally, so does comfort. From the subway to the office to after-work cocktails with your friends and beyond, these are the shoes you’ll practically be living in daily, so it’s important to shop for a pair that’ll keep you feeling comfortable, supported, and chic. Ahead, we curated a list of this season’s best and most comfortable work shoes for women, from slingback heels and black flats to business-casual shoes that can meet any office’s dress-code requirements. Most importantly, they all have one thing in common: they’ll become your new everyday pair. Plus, some of these shoes are also on sale for Black Friday and cyber week, so there’s no better time to shop comfortable shoes on a budget.
Depending on your job or daily journey, your requirements might have different needs. If you work in a more dressed-up environment with a walking commute, opt for classic, comfortable flats that you can wear with trousers. If your workplace is more casual and you drive, you can wear a pair of heels to spice things up. And, of course, we included some versatile sneakers that pair well with all clothing items — and are even favorites of our own editors. If you already have an idea of what you’re looking for, jump to your favorite shoe category ahead. We even highlighted all the options on sale right now.
Or keep reading for our complete guide to the 18 best women’s work shoes. With styles from brands like Old Navy, Birdies, and Everlane, there’s something at every price point and markdown. Find your favorites ahead.
— Additional reporting by Marisa Petrarca