I Love Heels, But the Reviews on These Under-$150 Comfy Shoes Are Just Too Good

If you were to ask any of my fellow editors if they've ever seen me in flat shoes, they might recall one to three times. I know it sounds insane. However, as much as my feet may not love me all the time, good heels have always been a big part of my style. Of course, this was before the pandemic. Since we live in a different world now, many people, including me, approach dressing differently. Luckily, for avid heel wearers like me, the need to reassess our approach to everyday footwear coincides with Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

Now, not only can you find fall essentials and beauty products on sale, but you can also find a world of shoes that won’t leave you with blisters. Still not sure about buying shoes online? We've included real Nordstrom shoppers' reviews for every style so you can know if the shoe fits your needs. Ready to shop? Keep scrolling to find your next favorite pair of comfy shoes.

If you're looking for sneakers of all kinds…

“I had concerns ordering these, as I was unsure how functional or comfortable they would be. I did not need to worry. These are even cuter in person, go with everything, and are so comfortable. I am a trainer and while I would not do a heavy cardio workout in these, they are functional enough to do some moderate lifting and cute enough to dress up or down. Looking at ordering holographic shoelaces to add some fun.” — Amanda_Irene

“Go from plain Jane to Joe Exotic in these leopard print sneakers. I love how I can wear them with casual or semi-casual outfits and they fit right in. Chuck Taylor has never disappointed me in their comfort and now they’ve kicked it up a notch with style.” — AzCB

“I love, love, love this sneaker. It’s comfortable and true to size. I purchased two pairs, one white and one black. I bought these when they were on sale, but would gladly pay full price. That’s how much I like them. We have both received many compliments while wearing them. I highly recommend this sneaker.” — Jewelee

“Super comfortable right out of the box—plus they’re a great anniversary sale price. I have never had a pair of sneakers that is a pull-on sock-style but with the pull-on tab on the back of the shoe it was not an issue—it does give a nice formed fit. The material is also nice and breathable. Very happy with my fun sneakers.” — DaisyDot2 

“I love these. They are so comfy. The gold lace holes make them a little more stylish and the platform gives me a good boost since I am only 5”3. I would recommend these.” — Happyshopper111 

If you're looking for comfortable everyday flats…

“The comfiest, most stylish mule of the season—maybe even of the year. They are the best! I am a 9.5 and they fit perfectly; they feel like slippers and I could wear them 24/7.” — Princesstas

“I just got these, and they’re pretty comfortable after my 6-hour shift of standing/walking around at work. I’ll definitely order a different color in these!” — miszx

“I absolutely love this shoe. The leather is super soft and the shoe is amazingly comfortable—, every woman needs a pair!!” — Pennygram

“Love these flats so much. These are perfect for a wedding, work, or just a date night. I normally wear size 8 in flats but had to size up 1/2 size. I felt the toes were pretty pointed and crushed my toes whenever I took a step while also putting too much pressure on my heel. The 1/2 size gave it just enough extra room in the front, without having the heel flop out in the back at the same time. Highly recommend!!” — Nurse26

“These are very comfortable. No break-in time needed. A great staple!” — Shoegal

If you're looking for affordable loafers or oxfords…

“Love these! Comfortable but still give some height. So glad I took a chance on these I needed something I could stand in for work and still be stylish.” — Rudyr

“Love this mule! Is super comfortable and looks fantastic! Love the chain detail, and they are TTS. I got the snake print and I am in love!” — Lords68

“Stylish, comfortable, sleek, and ultra-feminine. The heel is eye-catching and bound to garner plenty of compliments. Can't wait to wear them with the perfect trousers.” — RabbitEars

“I have been looking for a lightweight, cute, comfortable flat for work for a while, and I love these flats! I ordered a pair in the plaid and black leather, and I love the shape and fit of the shoe. They are very comfortable and easy to carry to/from work, and the pattern is cute and adds a little pop of color/pattern to my outfit, which is usually solid colors or neutrals. I will definitely buy more in other colors.” — mgswimstar2 

“These are such fun shoes. The Bianco patent leather that will fit in seamlessly with casual or more dressy outfits. They are most definitely true to size and very comfortable. I anticipate being stopped on the street and asked where I got them. They are currently at a great price during the Anniversary Sale so I would not delay if they catch your eye.” — Nuancedream

If you're looking for sandals that you can still wear next summer…

“These are my new favorite sandals! I purchased the black and they go with everything from jeans to shorts to dresses. I love that they look like a designer brand (without the price point) I get so many compliments on them. I wish I would’ve bought the other colors!” — MissyV41

“Love my new sandals. They are beautiful and comfortable. I love the multiple animal prints that I can wear with different animal print accessories. The heel is perfect for walking and wearing all day. I get so many compliments when I wear them.” — Alicia3484

“Beautiful. Fits comfortably. Love it.” — Mediumtoobig

“This is a fabulous pair of shoes. Very comfortable and versatile. I have received many compliments, and highly recommend them.” — TrendingFashion

“I absolutely love this sandal! You can wear them with a dress or jeans and these shoes instantly take the entire outfit to a completely new level!” — Mb2005

If you're looking for boots for fall…

“I treated myself to these for the Anniversary Sale and I am in love with them! They feel so well-made and they are already comfortable without breaking them in. I'm always between sizes 7.5 and 8, so I went with a 7.5 in these and they fit perfectly.” — macyonethirty

“I love these booties. They’re comfortable because the heel is a flattering height, but not too tall. This is going to look perfect with skirts, dresses or jeans. I love the square toe.” — lmillz

“This boot is by far my favorite fall bootie! I have both the fawn color and the white snakeskin and I am obsessed. I wear them all of the time. Super comfortable, they break in perfectly, and the heel is a great height.” — emilyhxxver

“I was looking for a thick-soled boot similar to Dr. Marten but without all of the lacing hassle. These fit the bill perfectly and are easy to get in and out with the side zip. I love the chunky sole and how simple these are yet with a slight edge like a combat boot. As far as fit goes, I would say they run TTS but are narrow. I do have narrow feet, at the widest point of the boot my foot touches both sides so these may not work for someone with a wide foot. Overall I couldn’t be happier with my purchase and can’t wait until the cooler weather.” — heidiew

"I got these last year in brown color and literally lived in them through fall, winter, and spring! Now I am looking to get them in burgundy so that my brown ones wouldn't be too overused (or abused) this year. I live in cold, snowy, and windy Illinois, so to say that these boots are sturdy would be an understatement. Getting a lot of compliments from my coworkers every time I wear these are a big plus too (I work in retail, so I am on my feet running around our busy store the whole day).” — Carmie

If you still want comfortable heels…

“I have bunions from when I was an athlete and I have no pain with these! I’ll be getting another pair!” — LOVEBEIS

“These are super-fun, daring slide-on sandals! Everyone says ‘those are so cool, but I could never walk in them!’ but the truth is that these are very stable with the 1 1/2" front platform and the chunky 4" heel. I am a true size 6 with almost-wide feet and these fit perfectly. I wore them the first day for 9 hours with no problems.” — Hillperson

“So cute and so comfortable. They match with every single outfit! I love them.” — adri97

“This pump has a number of great features—the heel is lower but still looks stylish because it is set back. The slingback is cut a bit wider for comfort. The toe box does not cramp the foot in spite of the pointed toe. The leather is soft and comfortable. And the bow detail adds interest without being too cutesy. Love these shoes!” — Barb13L 

“These are very comfortable, and so cute! Initially, it feels weird when you walk, as it clicks on your heels like a flip-flop, but you get used to it very quickly. I love high heels, but I have long workdays, and cannot tolerate being in heels most of the day. I like that the front of this shoe 'looks' like a high heel, and has a stylish/classic shape. I love black suede, and these are fun kitten pumps to frolic throughout my workday.” — CrisprCas