To me, comfortable shoes mean that my feet are happy to be in these shoes - happy to walk, to stand and just generally be in the shoes for a few hours in a row. Comfortable shoes do not have to be frumpy, it really is not a requirement. Here are a few brands to consider - most of them I love and have worn for years. These brands design comfortable footwear, made with attention to the sole - the fundamental part of a shoe. I think you'll find plenty of beautiful, fashionable, cute and even artistic designs browsing these sites. The list was last updated in May 2019. Enjoy!

Brooks (running shoes, wide width)
David Tate (one of a few brands that make extra wide calf boots - 17 1/2'' and up)
Josef Seibel (in the US, look for this brand at Nordstrom, Zappos etc.)
Rieker (in the US, look for this brand at Nordstrom, Zappos etc.)
Spring Step (artistic)



  1. I'm a new subscriber and I love your blog. Certain Finn Comfort sandals are wonderful for problem feet. They're expensive but they last forever and I can purchase new inserts when they wear out. I think they're attractive. I also wear Fitflops, but only certain styles work for my feet. For closed toe shoes, I wear Aravon, made by New Balance, and Brooks running shoes, because they come in wide widths. I just gave away three beautiful pairs of Dansko sandals because they aren't wide enough anymore and can't be adjusted when my feet swell up. I don't know what I'd do without Nordstrom and Zappos, but I've had good luck finding shoe bargains on Amazon, too.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and great suggestions! I am adding the brands you mentioned to the list, I'm sure many will benefit from this. And welcome to my blog! :)

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    1. Thank you, Joni! I've added the link to their store.