The Devil Wears Prada had a lot of key takeaways. Andy’s boyfriend was actually the total worst; no grown adult should ever make such a hoo hah about their birthday party plans getting waylaid due to unforeseeable circumstances (yes, Miranda Priestly is a devil, but it’s better the devil you know, you know?). Florals for spring are not groundbreaking. There is a distinct difference between cerulean and other shades of blue like turquoise (a lesson that was served hot during that blue sweater takedown). And, most importantly, the majority of work heels are often so intolerable that women favour bringing a pair of comfortable flat shoes to wear around the office when the boss isn’t around (see here for a refresher).
This spiel has a point, we promise. After you’re finished reminiscing about one of the greatest films in history, IOHO, we’d like to address the last takeaway: uncomfortable work heels. While you might have the heel scars to prove otherwise, comfortable work shoes absolutely do exist. We know, because we’ve got the lineup of stylish yet comfortable shoes to prove it. Now that you’ve graduated from the school of capsule wardrobe dressing, it’s time to turn your attention to the comfortable work shoes that will carry you through your 9-5 working day, and beyond. No one wants to struggle on their commute to work only to then spend the entire day cursing toe-slipping and ankle-scarring heels. Whether you work in the creative industry or clock in to the corporate cubicle life everyday, you’re no doubt too busy #killing it in your career and chasing down a promotion or pay-rise to worry about such trivial things as foot blisters from shoes that rate low on the comfort scale.
Without further ado, here are the 5 most comfortable heels for work to keep on rotation. No matter what work shoe you’re in the market for—from block heels and black suede mules to kitten heels—we’ve got you covered with shoes that scream comfort and style below.