16 Comfortable Sneakers to Wear All Day, Every Day

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Why spend a day in stilettos or leather boots that give you blisters when the most comfortable sneakers can look this good? These days, a pair of chunky platforms or sporty running shoes can basically be worn anywhere. If you have any doubts, just look to Gucci’s sneakers, Loewe’s collaboration with On, or Miu Miu’s designs with New Balance.

With this many option, how do you choose which sneaker trends are ideal for your needs? There are minimal, flat options for wearing on casual trips to the office, or more functional-minded designs for women who may need extra cushioning on their commutes or embrace a gorpcore lifestyle. It’s also a good idea to have a few different options in rotation, both to mix up your outfits and to allow you to level up your support for extra-long days on your feet. Try out different shoe drops (the height difference from heel to toe), materials, and shoe shapes to find one that offers the level of comfort you’re looking for.

To help you narrow down what makes the most sense for your day-to-day, find 16 options below, with other shoppers’ reviews to help you get a sense of how they might suit you best.

by Stella McCartney Ultraboost Light Shoes

A comfort-led designer collab that will stand the test of time. The sleek silhouette has premium cushioning for extra responsiveness.

Sizes: 5–10½

Color: Pink, black, green

What reviewers say:
“This shoe is by far the most lightweight, comfortable with good grip on any surface. It’s stylish and flirtatious. I do body pump, and body combat at the gym for group fitness training.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.adidas.com%2Fus%2Fadidas-by-stella-mccartney-ultraboost-light-shoes%2FIG5945.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p> by Stella McCartney Ultraboost Light Shoes</p><p>adidas.com</p><p>$250.00</p><span class="copyright">Adidas</span>

XT-6 Sneakers

Whether you’re hiking trails or walking through the city, Salomon’s sneakers have a grippy lug sole and an easy lacing system, so you never have to worry about your shoes coming untied.

Sizes: 5-14

Heel drop: 10mm

Colors: Black, pewter, ghost gray, white, vanilla, blue, shortbread

What reviewers say: “These shoes are a permanent piece in my collection and once they wear out I’m going to buy another! They’re light weight comfortable and go they’re not too flashy. Perfect sneaker to have in your everyday rotation. I really recommend.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F5702496&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>XT-6 Sneakers</p><p>nordstrom.com</p><p>$200.00</p><span class="copyright">Nordstrom</span>

Pegasus 40 Road Running Shoes

The Pegasus is one of Nike’s most iconic styles, a fan favorite for decades. Through 40 iterations, its cultlike following keeps coming back for the shoe’s extra padding at the tongue and collar, support from the midfoot band, and durable foam—to name a few key features.

Sizes: 5–12

Heel drop: 10mm

Colors: White, black, volt, and nine more

What reviewers are saying: “My physiotherapist recommended these to me as I suffer with spinal arthritis and walk a lot. They are very comfortable to walk in and what’s more, my back doesn’t hurt during or after walking.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nike.com%2Ft%2Fpegasus-40-womens-road-running-shoes-6p7kp1&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Pegasus 40 Road Running Shoes </p><p>nike.com</p><p>$130.00</p><span class="copyright">Nike</span>

Cloud 5

On’s sneakers are a favorite of both dedicated runners and casual walkers. The Zero Gravity foam lends itself to soft landings followed by powerful takeoffs. Wearing a pair is as close to running on clouds as you can get.

Sizes: 5–11

Heel drop: 7mm

Colors: Black, shell, pearl, and 12 more

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.on-running.com%2Fen-us%2Fproducts%2Fcloud-5-59%2Fwomens&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Cloud 5</p><p>on-running.com</p><p>$139.99</p><span class="copyright">On Running</span>

528 Sneakers

Chunky silhouettes aren’t just fashionable—they also offer additional cushioning underfoot. These sleek sneakers from Klaw also have a wide toe box for a little extra room if needed.

Sizes: 6–11

Heel drop: 7mm

Colors: White, blue, gray, and four more

What reviewers say: “I finally had a chance to wear my KLAW sneakers for a proper walk this weekend and they did well. They didn’t rub on the back the of my heels or on the sides of my toes, which is, well, a miracle and my feet didn»t feel quite as fatigued and sore after my walk like they normally do.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fklawfootwear.com%2Fproducts%2Fklaw-528-gamma-white-1%3Fvariant%3D43126134309042&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>528 Sneakers</p><p>klawfootwear.com</p><p>$148.00</p><span class="copyright">Klaw</span>

Nama Platform Sneakers

Chloé’s stitched sneakers have a whimsical design and come in a range of colors, but they aren’t just pretty—they also have a cushioned platform for elevated comfort.

Sizes: 5–15

Heel drop: 20.3mm

Colors: Cosmic blue, black, pop orange, and more

What reviewers are saying: “I spent two weeks in Europe and wore these shoes every single day. Walked miles and up stairs all day and never got foot pains. If you’re debating whether to get these shoes… get them.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F6539729&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Nama Platform Sneakers</p><p>nordstrom.com</p>

TechLoom Zipline

Lightweight and breathable, APL’s advanced running shoe doubles as a lifestyle staple. The brand’s Zipline sneakers give both lateral and longitudinal support without sacrificing flexibility.

Sizes: 5–11

Heel drop: 8mm

Colors: Black, and 49 others

What reviewers are saying: “These shoes live up to the hype. They look and feel amazing, and held up to three days straight of half marathons worth of walking right out of the box, no blisters!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.athleticpropulsionlabs.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-techloom-zipline-black-white%3Fnosto%3Dfrontpage-nosto-1&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>TechLoom Zipline</p><p>APL</p><p>$320.00</p>

Super-Star Sneakers

This Golden Goose pair is easily my go-to everyday sneaker. The leather has molded to the shape of my foot as I’ve worn it, and the neutral hues with pops of colors make for playful styling.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: White/gold

What reviewers say: “I love these GG shoes! I have them worn many, many times already! They seem to go with everything!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordstrom.com%2Fs%2F7355238&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Super-Star Sneakers</p><p>nordstrom.com</p><p>$595.00</p>

Bondi 8

With extended heel geometry and rear crash pads, these Hokas guarantee a smooth stride. And the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance means you can rest assured these shoes promote all-day comfort.

Sizes: 5–12

Heel drop: 4mm

Colors: Cream, shadow, lunar rock, and more

What reviewers are saying: “These are probably my tenth pair of Hoka Bondi’s. I can always count on the Bondi to keep me comfortable when I’m on my feet for ten-plus hours a day. They never fail to keep me comfortable. I love the roomy toe box in these shoes. I never knew I needed that!”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hoka.com%2Fen%2Fus%2Fwomens-everyday-running-shoes%2Fbondi-8%2F1127952.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Bondi 8</p><p>$165.00</p><span class="copyright">Hoka</span>

Tree Runner Sneakers

This pair’s next-level comfort comes from its supportive midsole and cooling eucalyptus fiber uppers. And if they ever get a bit dirty, just throw them in the laundry—they’re machine-washable.

Sizes: 5–11

Heel drop: 2mm

Colors: Mist, jet black, marine blue, and more

What reviewers are saying: “These are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.allbirds.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-tree-runners-hazy-indigo&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Tree Runner Sneakers</p><p>allbirds.com</p><p>$98.00</p>

Capri Sneakers

If you prefer things sleek and streamlined, Koio’s Capri sneakers are a simple yet comfortable addition to your everyday rotation. A tech foam insole ensures extra comfort.

Sizes: 5–11

Colors: White, limestone, pebble, and 10 more.

What reviewers are saying: “Certainly the nicest leather sneakers I’ve ever seen or owned. Exceptionally comfortable foot bed.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.koio.co%2Fproducts%2Fcapri-white-light-gum-womens&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Capri Sneakers</p><p>koio.co</p><p>$245.00</p><span class="copyright">Koio</span>

Run Sneakers

For a luxury sneaker that will feel comfortable when you’ve been on your feet all day, opt for these Gucci sneakers with a comfortable rubber sole.

Sizes: 4–12

Colors: White, pink, black, silver

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gucci.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fpr%2Fwomen%2Fshoes-for-women%2Fsneakers-for-women%2Flow-top-sneakers-for-women%2Fwomens-gucci-run-sneaker-p-746939AAB629144&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Run Sneakers</p><p>gucci.com</p><p>$1150.00</p><span class="copyright">Gucci</span>

Blissfeel 2 Running Shoes

Lululemon studied the anatomy of women’s feet to design sneakers with a tailored fit and feel—something done less often than you may think. The 3-D-molded midfoot hugs your foot while supporting your stride.

Sizes: 5–12

Heel drop: 9.5mm

Colors: White, vapor, silverstone, pink, and more

What reviewers are saying: “I generally get some discomfort and my knee and hip, and when I wear these shoes the discomfort either goes away or isn’t as bad. I recommend these to everybody! If you have wider feet size up. These shoes are snug on the sides.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.lululemon.com%2Fp%2Fshoes%2FBlissfeel-2-Womens-Running-Shoe%2F_%2Fprod11410022&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Blissfeel 2 Running Shoes</p><p>lululemon.com</p><p>$128.00</p><span class="copyright">Lululemon</span>

Gel-Nimbus 25

With this pair of Asics, dual cushioning and gel technology create a neutral sneaker that’s at the top of its category in support and comfort. An OrthoLite sockliner improves step-in comfort as well.

Sizes: 5–13

Heel drop: 8mm

Colors: Cream, pink wave, white, and more

What reviewers are saying: “I work as a nurse and I’m constantly on my feet. I was looking for light and comfortable shoes for 12-hour shifts. I am so thrilled to have found the right shoes. I love how much cushion it provides and bounce I get when running around during my shift.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.asics.com%2Fus%2Fen-us%2Fgel-nimbus-25%2Fp%2FANA_1012B356-100.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Gel-Nimbus 25</p><p>asics.com</p><p>$160.00</p>

Salvas Sneakers

Cariuma’s take on a classic white tennis shoe is made from recycled mesh, recycled plastic bottles, and premium leather. With signature memory foam and a padded collar, they will feel plush and springy all day. (And you can feel good about shopping: The brand has also pledged to plant 10 trees for every pair sold.)

Sizes: 5–13

Colors: White

What reviewers are saying: “These are very comfortable and have good arch support. I have a hard time finding sneakers that work for me and these are super comfortable.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cariuma.com%2Fproducts%2Fsalvas-white-leather-sneaker-women&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Ffashion%2Ftrends%2Fg44235837%2Fmost-comfortable-sneakers%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Salvas Sneakers</p><p>cariuma.com</p><p>$129.00</p><span class="copyright">Cariuma</span>

Uno Sneakers

Courser sneakers merge luxury craftsmanship with high-performance technology. An advanced carbon-fiber plate adds stability and flexibility as well. The result? A pair of sneakers that look unique and feel comfortable.

Sizes: 5½–11

Colors: Cyan, acid green, black, and more

What reviewers are saying: “Courser is my new go-to travel shoe. They work in 80% of my shoe scenarios, from working out to hiking to city walking and airport. Highly recommend. I’m starting to collect in all colors.”

<p><a href="https://courserworld.com/products/uno-womens-cyan-mono" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Uno Sneakers</p><p>courserworld.com</p><p>$595.00</p>

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What to look for in the most comfortable shoes

When you’re shopping for comfortable sneakers, the most important thing is that they fit well. Your toes should have room to wiggle and should not touch the end of the shoe. Styles with foam cushioning will be soft underfoot, while rubber will be a bit more durable, but ultimately not as cushy.

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