When you think about the most comfortable shoes in your wardrobe, a pair of sneakers may come to mind first. But flats can actually be just as comfy. But here’s the thing. Even with the flat silhouette, many of the styles out there can be deceiving with many pinching and rubbing in the wrong spots to create discomfort. But we went on a mission to uncover not only cute styles that could be of interest to bring sophistication and polish to a look, but also comfortable picks as well.
To find said styles, we dove into the customer review sections of various retailers to see real feedback from people that have tested out the flats and rated them on comfort. In the end, there were 24 standouts with four stars and above, including ballet silhouettes, mules, and loafers. Keep scrolling for more—you may just spot your new go-to pair.
Ballet and Pointed Flats
"I've spent several hundreds of dollars looking for a wear-to-work flat that looks professional, but won't kill my feet. I wish I had bought these first. They look great and are super comfy. I just bought a second pair for when we go back to work. True to size." — SaraHarriet
"My first pair of Rothy’s was the flat, which is oh so comfortable, and I was leery of trying the point for fear of it making my feet look even longer. These are so great and there was no need to worry. I am not a pointy shoe person but I love how fancy or casual these can feel depending on the outfit!" — Marci G
"The loafer mule feels so soft and is very comfortable to wear. It also goes well with many outfits, so dressing up or casual is effortless. The leather is soft and delicate so any scratches might show, but a little leather conditioner will smooth it right up. My feet are in between narrow and average, and this mule fits perfectly." — annidarling
"Beautiful pair of shoes. True to size. Simple yet elegant. Leather is supple. The horsebit buckle is just the right amount of detail. Very comfortable. No breaking-in needed as these shoes feel like it is customized to your feet. This could be the next walking shoe." — Pidot
"I loved the look of this shoe and was hoping I'd love it in person, and I'm so happy to say it did not disappoint! It's insanely comfortable, the perfect fit, and such a fun style. These shoes brightened my day when they arrived and I can't wait to wear them out when life goes back to normal someday!" — Beth C
"These are true to size, perfect width, and very comfortable. I am a 6.5 and got these in a 6.5. No break-in period, just comfortable right from the start! The leather is soft and high quality. I thought the craftsmanship was beautiful, plus they literally go with everything — jeans and a sweater, pants and a blouse, midi skirts, shorter skirts, everything." — Annie