Most Comfortable Shoes Ever
These insider finds will have you feeling confident in all-day comfort.
Comfortable and cute – it’s possible to have it all in a single shoe! In recent years, shoe designers are thinking about support as well as style. Whether you’re shopping for boots, sandals, walking shoes, or work boots, you can find a fashion-forward fit that meets all your comfort needs.
If you have podiatric issues or any other footwear challenge, read on for our insider finds. Your feet will thank you!
From the poolside to the city streets, a great pair of sandals can enhance your comfort and your style.
Shop here: Women’s Birkenstock Arizona in Mocha
Also available in men’s
Ultra-popular footbed styles from Birkenstock are a crowd favorite for a reason. Not only do they have a variety of styles and colors that can dress an outfit up or down, but they also have the technology to support the natural shape of your foot. With a soft, wide bed for your foot, a deep heel cup, and pronounced arch support, you can count on Birkenstocks for total comfort.
Shop here: Women’s Chacos Chillos Slide Sandals in Light Tie Dye
Also available in men’s
If you want to make a statement, look no further than the Chacos Chillos Slide Sandals that can take you from the bustle of downtown to the harmony of nature in a second flat. Crafted with a classic slide design and fun patterns on the upper, Chillos slides are a go-to for family vacations and beachside excursions.
Shop here: Men’s Skechers Dolano Arch Fit 204345 Flip-Flops in Black
Similar look available in women’s
Flat arches keeping you from your favorite flip-flops? With the Skechers Dolano Arch Fit 204345 Flip-Flops, you can have chill style and support too! Not only are these flip-flops vegan, but they feature Skechers’ patented Arch Fit® contoured footbed with podiatrist-certified arch support – perfect for a pain-free adventure!
Most Comfortable Boots
Traditional boots can be heavy and stiff, but designers are now creating boots with sneaker-like comfort while maintaining the iconic boot look. At Shoe Carnival, we have the most comfortable selection of boots from crowd favorites, like Timberland, ready and waiting to be unboxed.
Shop here: Men’s Timberland Graydon Sneaker Boots in Wheat Leather
These boots are made for walking… literally. Crafted with the finest leather and a removable Ortholite® cushioned insole, the Timberland Graydon Sneaker Boots is like a dream come true. With their rugged good looks and soft, supportive soles, this sneaker-boot crossover is perfect for a stroll around the block or high-tailing it across a busy airport.
Shop here: Women’s Unr8ed Pilot Chelsea Boots in Sand
For those who indulge in more classic styles, the UnR8ed Pilot Chelsea Boots are right up your alley! Equal parts stylish and durable with a lugged outsole and cushioned comfort with a soft insole, the Pilot will have you navigating through the streets of downtown looking like a fashion pro and feeling like a million bucks.
Best Shoes for Standing All Day
Between getting the kids to school, running errands, making dinner, and walking the dog, your lifestyle is non-stop. From our hard-working teachers to the parents who make it all happen, we know it is hard to keep that momentum going if your feet hurt! With the right pair of sneakers as your foundation, you will stay comfortable on your feet all day long.
Shop here: Women’s Adidas Puremotion Adapt Slip-On Sneakers in Black/Leopard
Similar look available in men’s
When it comes to daily sneakers, nothing beats a supportive slip-on. With a super soft Cloudfoam insole and a lightweight outsole, sneakers like the laceless Adidas Puremotion Adapt will keep every step feeling buttery smooth. We mean it when we say that, with the Puremotion Adapt, you really can have the best of style and comfort.
Shop here: Men’s New Balance M520 Running Shoes in Black/White
Also available in women’s
Breathable, ultra-cushioned, and crafted with a sleek and stylish design, the New Balance M520 Running Shoes are the perfect choice for someone who is constantly up on their feet. The M520 takes charge with its lightweight performance foam midsole and a soft insole that cradles the foot, providing comfort with every movement.
Best Shoes for Walking
Everyone knows you need running shoes to go for a run, but does anyone stop and think about shoes specifically for walking? If you are racking up the miles walking for work, fitness, or fun, you should consider buying walking shoes. Skechers is a leader in the walking shoe game, with top-rated styles for foot comfort!
Shop here: Men’s Skechers 232040 Arch Fit Walking Shoes in Black/Red
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Unbox all-day comfort with the Skechers 232040 Arch Fit Walking Shoes. Lightweight and sleek, this sneaker features an Arch Fit® insole system, complete with podiatrist-certified arch support. In addition, you will benefit from a resilient cushioning system that promotes better foot guidance so you can take every step with supportive comfort and total confidence.
Shop here: Women’s Skechers GO 124094 Go Walk Joy E Walking Shoes in Black/White/Red
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Make walking a delight with the Skechers GO 124094 Go Walk Joy E Walking Shoes! Not only are they stylish, but with an Air-Cooled Goga Mat® insole with an Ortholite® comfort foam insole layer, they are insanely comfortable. These breathable and machine washable walkers also feature the innovative Skechers 5GEN® midsole that supports the foot in just the right places to keep you walking an extra mile.
Most Comfortable Shoes for Work
You work hard; therefore, you deserve nothing but the best for the feet that make it all happen. With top brands like Timberland Pro and Skechers Work, finding a shoe that works as hard as you do will be a breeze.
Most Comfortable Slip-Resistant Shoes
Shop here: Women’s Skechers Work Cessnock Carrboro 77260 Slip-Resistant Shoes in Black
Also available in men’s
Just slip on and go with the Skechers Work Cessnock Carrboro 77260 Slip-Resistant Shoes. These lightweight and supportive work shoes not only look like comfortable slip-on shoes, but they feel like them too! Outfitted with a full-length memory foam insole and a durable slip-resistant rubber traction outsole, you will enjoy comfort and confidence in every step. Plus, the Cessnock Carrboro features an electrical hazard (EH) safe design and meets ASTM F2413-2011 safety standards, so you have one less thing to worry about.
Most Comfortable Safety Toe Boots
Shop here: Men’s Timberland Pro Powertrain Sport Mid A1JYQ Alloy Toe Work Boots in Black
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We believe safety technology should never be uncomfortable or ugly! For the best in athletic styling, worksite protection, and all-day comfort, check out the Timberland PRO® Powertrain Sport Mid A1JYQ Alloy Toe Work Boots. These boots offer premium comfort and support with every step with their soft, anti-fatigue insoles that feature a Timberland PRO® 24/7 Comfort Suspension™ arch support and cushioning system. Just as importantly, the Powertrain Sport Mid is heat resistant up to 248° F and meets safety standards for electrical hazards*, impact, and compression**. Take on each shift knowing that you will be comfortable, stylish, and safe.
Most Comfortable Business Casual Shoes
Shop here: Women’s Jellypop Paris Platform Loafers in Black
If you’ve had it with high-heel pain but still need to look professional, we have you covered with the Jellypop Paris Platform Loafers! With an almond-shaped toe and just a little bit of lift, these loafers look polished enough for work. Pair them effortlessly with any business casual look and rock that next meeting!
Upgrade Your Comfort with the Top Insoles
Make any pair of shoes a bit more comfortable with a new set of insoles! With several different kinds of insoles to choose from, it’s best to find the right fit for your specific comfort needs. If in doubt, choose a full-length athletic-type insole, as these are effective for a wide range of shoes.
Shop here: Sof Sole Men’s Athlete Performance Insoles
Also available in women’s sizes
If you long for gym shoe comfort when wearing your workday oxfords, consider the Sof Sole Men’s Athlete Performance Insoles. Designed to provide comfort, bounce, and support, these insoles will make those leather dress shoes feel like your favorite runners in no time flat. (Don’t worry, it also comes in women’s sizes!)
The days of sacrificing comfort for style are over! With big savings from Shoe Carnival, you’re sure to find brand-name comfort at a price your wallet will love!
* ASTM F2412-11 ASTM F2413-11 and ASTM F2892-11
** ASTM F2412-11 and ASTM F2413-11
All items in stock as of the time of publication. Original publication 9/16/2020. Updated 9/1/2021.