If Heels Have This One Feature, They're Going to Be More Comfortable—I Promise


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Comfortable heels may seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but they do, in fact, exist. I've been a heel wearer for a long time and have found myself in more than a few uncomfortable shoe situations that could've been avoided if I'd just shopped a little more carefully. These days, when I'm intentionally shopping for comfortable heels, one of the first things I look for is how cushioned the insole is. The more cushion, the more comfortable. 

Cushioned insoles are hardly revolutionary, so I won't pretend I'm a genius for declaring them comfortable, but it is good to be reminded that it's smart to look for a cushioned footbed when shopping for new heels. The cushion acts as shock absorption against the hard ground with every step you take. After all, part of the reason sneakers are so comfortable is because of how much cushion they provide between your foot and the ground.

Since you probably get the message at this point, let's get to the shopping. Scroll to shop 27 pairs of cushiony heels you'll thank me for later.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.