Comfy heels for travel

The Best Heels for Travel: 15 Pairs That Are Comfy AND Cute

Wobbling around in heels while traveling might sound like a recipe for disaster—but that's only if you go with the wrong pair. Ditch the stilettos and pick up one of these 15 styles instead. They're built for comfort, made to last, and boast just the right amount of height to elevate your look. A fashion-forward getaway awaits.

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Nine West Aubrey Heeled Sandal

Slide on in to these block heel sandals from Nine West, and see for yourself. The not-too-high heel will keep you stable, and the fuss-free design (no straps or ties to mess around with) lets you focus on your travels, rather than your feet.

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Eric Michael Ginger Heeled Sandal

For a bigger boost, opt for these 3.5-inch heel sandals from Eric Michael Ginger. If that sounds scary, fear not—the footbed is super padded for all-day comfort. One online reviewer affirms: "I can walk for an entire day in these as easily as I could in flats." 

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Everlane The Double-Strap Block Heel Sandal

These 2-inch block heels from Everlane are ultra-walkable with their soft Italian leather material, double front strap, and adjustable ankle strap. Plus, they're super on-trend and come in five pretty colors.

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Alexandre Birman Open Evelyn 60 Block Heel Sandal

Not only does this design scream vacation (can't you picture them with a breezy white dress on a Greek island?!), the comfort level is just right for travel, too. Between the effortless slip-on silhouette, durable sole, soft leather lining, and sensible 2-inch block heel, these stylish sandals will support your feet the whole trip.

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Margaux The Heel

Want something closed-toe and a little more refined? Go for The Heel by Margaux, a new direct-to-consumer shoe brand created to give you the perfect fit—which means an extended size range, multiple widths, and made-to-measure sizing. Try them on, and you'll see that style and comfort are not mutually exclusive.

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Loeffler Randall Vera Ruffle Sandal Mule

Add some pizazz to your shoe wardrobe with this pair of colorful, ruffled sandals from Loeffler Randall. Their two-inch block heel is totally walkable, and reviewers consistently rate them five stars in the comfort department, thanks to their smooth suede upper panel and leather lining and footbed.

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Clarks Deloria Gia Heel

These 2.5-inch heels are said to require zero breaking in—they're that comfortable. The cushioned footbed works wonders on feet during long days of walking and exploring.

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Nine West Victoria Wedges

Prefer a wedge heel? These 3-inchers will give you some height without compromising arch support. Plus, a bold pop of color is always fun for vacay.

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Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Shyloh Heeled Sandal

Brooklyn-based label Kelsi Dagger offers stylish sandals cool enough for any city getaway. With 2-inch block heels, a leather lining, and a slingback strap to keep them on your feet, these babies are made to walk around in.

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Naturalizer Joy Block Heels

The Naturalizer brand is all about designing shoes that contour to a woman's foot, and that holds true with their Joy 3.5-inch heels. A cushioned footbed meets smooth leather for pain-free height—one reviewer even says they are "by far the most comfortable heels I've tried."

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Jack Rogers Bettina Mid Heel

With a padded footbed and 2.5-inch block heel, you'll be able to rock these slip-ons all day long. We also love the unique raffia design on top—so fab for a European beach trip.

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Everlane The Day High Heel

There's a reason Everlane's Day High Heel is one of the brand's best-sellers—the Italian leather, elasticized back, and round ballet toe make a winning combination when it comes to comfort and class. After a few wears, the leather molds to your feet to feel custom-made.

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Kork-Ease Wausau Heeled Sandal

Achieve a 3.5-inch height boost without much noticeable difference in the arch with these chunky platforms from Kork-Ease. The brand's known for comfort, but from the looks of these, it's not short on style, either.

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Amalfi by Rangoni Iago Heeled Sandal

Italian leather, 2.5-inch block heels, and an adjustable strap? Yes, please. These black sandals are chic as can be for any hip city destination.

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Bells and Becks The Amanta White Heel

New luxury brand Bells & Becks offers high-quality Italian-made shoes with a refined design aesthetic. Take these sleek white slip-ons, for example—they've got an open square toe, sturdy 2.5-inch cone heel, and padded leather insole to rack up major comfort points.

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