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Beauty Isn’t Pain: The Most Comfortable Heels in 2021

The old beauty is pain sentiment just doesn’t ring true anymore. Many women just aren’t as willing to sacrifice their feet to an evening of blisters, bruises and rolled ankles to look good. While for many years, comfort was restricted to shoes that not even your grandmother would want to wear in public, these days, more and more brands are blending comfort and style into their heels. From heels with supportive insoles to extra layers of shock absorption, these are some of the most comfortable heels that you can buy.

Salone Monet Satin Pumps

These gorgeous Salone Monet satin pumps are the definition of class. While being undeniably beautiful to look at, the shoes are also made with a number of comfortable and supportive features. These heels are crafted with a soft footbed, low 3.3-inch stable cathedral heel and even a signature recessed platform for extra support.

Image: Salone Monet Anita Paul Satin Pumps $400.00

Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 85

Sarah Flint heels are favoured by everyone from Lady Gaga to Margo Robbie and the comfort of the Perfect Pump 85s are one of the reasons why. Made from Italian suede, these gorgeous high heels are made with a number of supportive features. From a wider toe box to ease foot crowding, 6mm of extra padding for comfort to a shaped insole to support the natural arch of the foot and a centre steel rod heel to ensure durability and security, the heels are made with comfort in mind.

Image: Sarah Flint Perfect Pumps 85 $590.00

Gabba Sling Back Heels

Garden party meets spring comfort with Gabba Mid-Low Heel by Habbot is the perfect Spring shoe. Crafted using Italian ‘crocodile’ embossed calf leather in sling-back silhouette, with stylish pointed toe and comfortable mid-height block heel. These heals are perfect for afternoon lunches spend in the garden or in the city.

Image: Gabba Sling Back Heels $425.00

Vale Slingback

Crafted from croc-embossed-look genuine leather, the Vale Block Heels from Naturalizer are cushioned with a comfortable footbed. This shoe is the ultimate statement and can be worn with a midi-dress or tailored pants for a smart but chic look.

Image: Vale Slingback $169.95

Sam Edelman Toe Heel

These Sam Edelman heels are a perfect example of a shoe that seamlessly blends style and comfort. With the spacious square-shaped toe and low 3.75-inch heel height, you can wear these shoes in the office all day and into the night. While the shoes are made in a variety of materials, we love the neutral black leather for its versatile ability to be worn with almost every outfit.

Image: Sam Edelman Toe Heel $150.00

Michael Kors Dorothy Flex Pump

These timeless pumps are essential to any wardrobe. Made in a gorgeous light blush beige and a more neutral black, the designer heels are enhanced by a flexible and padded footbed. Proving that comfortable shoes can be stylish enough to take you to any occasion, this classic pair of heels can take you anywhere from the workplace to a wedding in comfort and style.

Image: Michael Kors Dorothy Flex Pumps A$137.37

Mickee Nude Heels

Introducing the Mickee heels by Nude Footwear. The Mickee heels feature a comfortable padded footbed, a stacked block heel and an adjustable wide ankle strap for comfortable wear during the day or night.

Image: Mickee Nude Heels $159.95

Filzi Block Heels

Dress up any outfit with these black and white filzi block heels by Habbot. Contrasting Italian leather panels define the form and function of a timeless penny loafer design, set atop a comfortable mid-height block heel. This shoe is the perfect heel to wear to the office or to dinner.

Image: Filzi Block Heels $455.00

TOMS Tropez Wedges

If you’re a lover of summer wedges then you won’t be able to go past these comfortable TOMS Tropez wedges. Crafted from gorgeous honey-coloured leather and suede material, the shoes boast an OrthoLite X40 high-rebound cushioned insole and an adjustable ankle strap with a custom buckle for the perfect fit. At just 3.8 inches, the wedge height is high enough to look good but low enough to be comfortable all day.

TOMS Honey Suede And Leather Women’s Tropez Wedges $159.95

Looking for more shoe style inspiration? Check out our favourite YSL heels, the return of the UGGS and the Australian shoe brand you need to know about.

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