20 Comfortable (and Cute) Wedges for Walking

Research has found time and again that people do the most walking in the summertime. And that just makes complete sense, right? The warmer weather makes taking a regular stroll all the more enjoyable; it encourages you to take a quick walk around the park, and the great outdoors are a lot more enjoyable when the sun is shining—it's as simple as that.

Spending a lot of time on your feet during the summer months, however, calls for airy, breathable, and lightweight shoes. Sneakers are great, but sometimes we want something with a bit more flair—and that's where wedges come in. You may be of the belief that the heeled shoes are a no-go when you plan on walking miles and miles, but in fact, super-flat shoes are actually far worse.

We spoke with podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, a Vionic Innovation Lab member, a few weeks ago to learn all about how to find a good walking shoe, and using her tips on what to look out for, we went on a mission to find the best, most comfortable wedges for walking. Ahead, see and shop our selection, plus read the standout review for each.

"These sandals are the perfect height and the straps fall in the right place. The sole is very comfortable and they look great on." — Cali

"The fit works great, true to size. The sole cushion is thick enough to wear for a long time and feels comfortable. The strap works fine and seems to hold up" — Alicemay

"I got this sandal in size 9, which is my regular PG size, and they fit perfectly. Paul Green is my favorite shoe brand, especially when I know I'm going to be on my feet all day long because they are so comfortable. Usually, their timeless style and quality allow me to wear them for a long time." — Freddieforever

"These shoes go with so many outfits and are very comfy!" — Sam0713

"I have narrow feet and ankles- love these sandals. Straps work well and do not chafe my ankle bone. Not too tall in height and the white sole makes them sporty. I’m a fan!" — Beach_girl

"The Misia Camper shoes are a delight. They're very comfortable and my feet feel great due to the nice cushion in it. Also, the strap is genuinely made to not harm my foot, which is amazing. I will definitely buy more Campers because they're a wonderful shoe and are of high quality." — Nordyclub

"Eileen Fisher clothing and shoes fit me. They are beautifully designed and comfortable. I feel like a film star when wearing these. They give me a little height and turn any outfit into a hit." — Rhodie9

"I'm really glad I purchased these shoes. They are like walking on air. I love them." — Tisha30

"These are the perfect wedge for all occasions, along with any style of dress. The leather is very soft. The heel is cushioned, which provides a soft stride. Very classy!" — LisaAnnEverson

"I love these shoes. I have two other pairs of Fitflops that are so comfortable. I bought these because they looked dressy. Love the fit, perfect for my wide foot. There are many flip flops out there, but they don’t fit wide feet. Try these, you will love them." — Grandmamar

"Great footbed! The distressed straps make these sandals work well with boho casual, but they are not so boho that they couldn’t be paired with nice denim or dress for a casual look." — JennRey

"Couldn't decide between black and silver so bought both! Really comfortable; excellent wedge height. These will be my go-to for summer. Just wish they came in black leather. They do run small; size up at least a half size." — 75248

"Bought for my teenage daughter and she loved them. Has already worn them and they worked well for a night out." — NordAOD

"I would buy them in all colors! These are hands down the most comfortable wedges I’ve ever owned. They are well made and super cute!" — Campbellclanmom

"GREAT SLIDES! Very comfortable and clean design. Love the way it fits! I wore it on vacation more than any other shoes that I took!" — paeddar

"These are perfect. Sleek, and classy looking, and the fit is true to size. I feel like a boss now." — Annietown

"Gorgeous. Fits true to size Has good balance for a wedge." — Susan1957

 

"The toe box and shoe base are uniquely shaped and different. Slimming look from the top that makes the shoe not so bulky looking. I'm normally a size 7.5 but took a 7 in this shoe, runs large a bit. They are very flattering and small platform makes these comfortable!" — Cainthedane

"I've been looking for espadrilles for years. They're normally too high, or the fabric is not forgiving for long walks. This pair is perfection. The heel is the perfect height for all sorts of looks. The fabric is soft and durable. It's very comfortable. I plan to wear this throughout my travels in Asia." — Classicmadame

Next up, how to find the best walking shoes for women, according to an expert.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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