Whether you go into the office every day, or you need shoes to wear with your conference outfits, you will want comfortable, stylish shoes, particularly if you are on your feet for large parts of the day. This article has lots of recommendations for the most comfortable work dress shoes for women.
What to think about when choosing your work dress shoes
While an uncomfortable pair of shoes isn’t so bad if you are sitting down for dinner, for example, if you’re at work all day, there’s nothing worse than shoes that pinch, rub or give you blisters. Think carefuly about what you need from a work shoe.
Flats or heels?
This will depend on your personal preference, how comfortable you find heels, and whether you are standing up or walking a lot during your working day.
Your office ‘dress code’
Depending on where you work, you might have a uniform, a dress code, or perhaps you have complete freedom so you can choose any stye you want when searching for the most comfortable dress shoes for work.
Do you need orthopedic support?
Natural materials such as leather are usually more forgiving and less likely to hurt your feet during your working day.
Expressing your style personality
If you have freedom to wear what you want to at work, you can use your shoes not just to stay comfortable, but also to express your style personality. You could, for example, wear a bright pair of shoes with a neutral suit.
The most comfortable women’s dress shoes for work
Now that you’re thinking about what your work shoes need to look like and feel like, let’s move onto some specific, well-recommended shoes that you could wear for work.
First, some comfy, stylish, flat options for you. Shan @teachingonthegc above wears black shoes that would go with anything in your closet.
A pair of neutral colored loafers will go with all of your day-to-day outfits. You could wear with a black suit, or perhaps with your jeans and a blazer. The metallic heel adds a point of difference to these Nine West pointed toe shoes.
A pair of loafers is always a classic choice for work. If you like a designer look, you could choose Gucci’s horsebit loafers. Or, for a very similar look, that is more purse-friendly you could opt for the Tommy Hilfiger’s loafers (below), which will give your work outfits a polished, professional look.
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Take inspiration from menswear with the oxford style (below). The stripes and wooden soles are sure to get these shoes noticed.
You could try a pair of tasseled loafers for a hip, preppy look. The Franco Sarto loafers (below) come in a choice of colors, and are well reviewed from women who say they always receive compliments when wearing them.
Massimo Dutti is a good place to look for timeless classic looks so, it’s ideal for your work suits. You could add a pair of ballet flats to your look. The silver flats (below) will liven up your work style.
Massimo Dutti shop: website
You saw some menswear inspiration with the Oxfords in this list. You could also try a pair of brogues. The Mona Flying brogues (below) are 100% leather and come in a vast choice of colors.
Mona Flying shop: Amazon
The Naturalizer pumps (below) are completely timeless and will look good dressed up or down. They have comfort cushioning, making them a good choice to wear all day.
Block heels can be more comfortable to wear than stilettos as they distribute your weight more evenly. The Vince Camuto pumps (below) come in a choice of neutral shades.
If you prefer round-toed pumps, then take a look at the Margaux heels below, which have a slightly retro feel. Made in Spain, they come in a choice of nine colors, and they’re very comfortable to wear.
Margaux shop: website
You could add a pop of color to your outfit with the Dune London slingbacks (below). They also come in black or beige if you prefer.
Dune London shop: Nordstrom
For a slightly vintage look, you could opt for a pair of Mary Jane heels. These happen to be very on trend at the moment. The Söfft Mary Janes (below) are great for a special occasion or everyday.
If you like the look of loafers, but prefer a heel, you could choose the Jeffrey Campbell loafers (below).
Another heeled loafer option for you, the Cole Haan loafers (below) have a three-inch heel and a cushioned insole with support.
Unless you have a particular work uniform, you don’t have to wear shoes. You could, instead, choose a smart pair of ankle boots like the Clarks® zip booties (below).
For a block heeled choice, you could opt for the Aerosoles boot (below) which have a sleek minimal style.
A pair of knee-high boots is another choice for your work wardrobe. Wear over slim black pants, or wear under a midi skirt or dress.
What are your favorite comfortable work dress shoes to wear? I’d love to hear your recommendations for the best women’s work shoes. Let us know in the comments below.
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