ICYMI: The Best Shoes for Standing All Day Follow This One Simple Rule

Updated 05/06/19
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Nothing is worse than venturing out for a long day of sightseeing or running around meetings only to realize that the shoes you've picked for the day are about as comfortable as walking on a bed of nails. From high heels that make your foot feel as if it's ready to split in two to tight shoes that give you a new blister with every step, wearing uncomfortable shoes can ruin your day quicker than it takes to apply an entire box of bandages on your feet.

Surprisingly, there is another unsuspecting culprit that is also a bad shoe option for standing all day: flats. "Flats tend to be very unsupportive with little protection or cushioning for our bones," podiatrist Brian Dawson, DPM, told Who What Wear. Instead, he recommends something with a low heel—one to one-and-a-half inches—and a semi-rigid sole with adequate cushioning.

Ahead, we handpicked the most stylish low-heel shoes and supportive sneakers to get you from point A to point B without pain. Get ready to never have blisters again—these are the best shoes for standing all day.

Loeffler Randall Lulu Mules
Loeffler Randall Lulu Mules $350
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A simple low-heel mule means ultimate comfort and no blisters on your heels!

Available in sizes 5.5 to 11.

Mango Appliqué Lightweight Sole Sneakers
Mango Appliqué Lightweight Sole Sneakers $80 $40
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These lightweight sneakers have a thicker sole on the heel providing maximum support.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

Chloé Lauren Scalloped Suede Pumps
Chloé Lauren Scalloped Suede Pumps $695
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These adorable Chloé suede pumps have a comfortable low heel made for all-day wear.

Available in sizes IT34 to IT42.

Mango Multiple Strap Sandals $50 $25
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Swap out your strappy heeled sandals for this low-heel alternative.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

Nike Free TR8 Stretch-Knit And Mesh Sneakers
Nike Free TR8 Stretch-Knit And Mesh Sneakers $100
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When shopping for comfortable sneakers, look for a thicker heel that provides maximum arch support.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Zara Solid Color Leather Mules
Zara Solid Color Leather Mules $90
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Opt for a backless mule-like these to feel comfortable standing all day.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Mansur Gavriel Suede Mules
Mansur Gavriel Suede Mules $475
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A cushioned low-block slide is perfect for walking around on a hot summer day.

Available in sizes IT35 to IT42.

Mango Vinyl Strap Sandals
Mango Vinyl Strap Sandals $60
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Jump on the naked shoe trend comfortably with these low-heel vinyl strap sandals.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

Balenciaga Race Runner Metallic Stretch-knit And Leather Sneakers
Balenciaga Race Runner Metallic Stretch-Knit And Leather Sneakers $795
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These Balenciaga sneakers have a sole that's thicker at the back, providing maximum support.

Available in sizes IT35 to IT41.

Mango Slingback Check Shoes
Mango Slingback Check Shoes $60
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These chic slingback low-heel shoes will keep you comfortable through a long day of meetings.

Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

Ganni Olive Suede Mules
Ganni Olive Suede Mules $235
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Trust us, you'll never want to take these comfortable low-block heel mule sandals off.

Available in sizes IT36 to IT41.

Zara Lace Sneakers
Zara Lace Sneakers $56 $16
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These thick-heel sneakers will keep you comfortable all day while walking around in a new city.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Roger Vivier Trompette Patent-leather Pumps
Roger Vivier Trompette Patent-Leather Pumps $775
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Don't sacrifice style for comfort in these Roger Vivier Patent-Leather Pumps

Available in sizes IT36 to IT41.

Mango Metallic Pointed-Toe Shoes $60 $30
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These embellished pointed-toe slingbacks are stylish and smart.

Available in sizes 5 to 10.

Jeffrey Campbell Beaton Slides
Jeffrey Campbell Beaton Slides $140 $98
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On a hot summer day, nothing beats a pair of low-heel slides.

Available in sizes 5 to 9.5.

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