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    26 Sneakers That Will Make You Reconsider Wearing Heels Ever Again

    Wearing heels is ~so yesterday~.

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    1. A pair of super-fun, vibrant sneakers with a '90s vibe that you won't even need excuses to wear.

    Steve Madden

    Promising review: "I love these shoes. Almost every day, I get compliments from everyone from kids to adults, boys, girls and women." —Montillo Dante

    Get them from Amazon for $96+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in four styles).

    2. A pair of metallic sneakers you'll truly shine in. (Sorry, had to.)

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are beautiful shoes. I have wide feet, so most shoes hurt my feet, but this shoes are so comfortable. They look amazing too." —Tina T.

    Get them from Amazon for $39.92+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and in 11 colors and styles).

    3. These classic sneaks that so cute and comfortable you'll want to wear them to your next fancy event, no matter the dress code.

    Keds / Via instagram.com

    If I could write a love poem about a pair of shoes, these would be the ones. They're currently my favorite and have been for the past year. I love them so much that I bought a second pair because the ones I'm wearing right now are starting to get a little beat-up (thank you, New York City streets). They seriously go with anything. I've worn them with jeans, dress pants, dresses, and even jumpsuits. They're also super lightweight, which makes them great for traveling. I love that they have a classic look with a pop of color. Seriously, get yourself a pair before I hoard them all for myself.

    Get them from Keds for $69.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in white/black and white/rose gold).

    4. A colorful pair you shouldn't sleep in, but totally could. I mean, they basically make you feel like you're wearing clouds on your feet, so why not?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are just fantastic shoes. They're wonderful. My legs and feet don't hurt, even when I wear them all day. I also wear them as slippers by just loosening the laces. I cannot even describe how happy I am with them. I'm a fan of Saucony." —Diane Woodford

    Get them from Amazon for $27.77+ (available in sizes 5-10.5 and in six colors).

    5. These Tioseban sneakers with a mesh top that'll almost make you feel like you're just wearing socks.

    Amazon

    Sizing up a half size if you have wide feet is recommended.

    Promising review: "I like these shoes so much I bought two pairs. My feet are very narrow, and I have trouble finding shoes that fit without coming off my heels. These have the comfort band that makes them very comfortable." —Jane from MA

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5-10, 11, 12, 13 and in 21 colors).

    6. Some slip-ons that fold down in the back, making it even easier to get them on your feet.

    Olukai / Via instagram.com, Olukai

    Promising review: "I have narrow feet, and these are the most comfortable shoes! I walk a lot, and as of yet, these shoes have not let me down. The shoe may also turn into a slide. I tend not to wear them that way, but if you would, it a comfortable feature. The leather is comfortable! Fantastic shoe!" —rlmark

    Get them from Nordstrom for $99.95 of Olukai for $100 (available in sizes 5-11 and in seven colors and styles).

    7. These glittery beauties, because everyone needs one pair of glittery sneakers, and that's just a fact.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these shoes! They are super comfy, very lightweight, and roomy. I wear between an 8 or a 9 and I got an 8.5; they're perfect! The colors are true to picture as well." —EmHill

    Get them from Amazon for $9.20+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 11 colors and styles).

    8. A basic pair of high-tops that'll make you feel like dancing down the street without a care in the world.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I own wayyyy too many shoes and boots; and this is my very favorite pair! They add instant energy as soon as you zip them on your feet! Completely adjustable for super comfort; support my high-arched feet like a hug; and the smooth leather linings are deluxe! This is a totally new ballpark from the original floppy 'slipper' boots — Ugg redefined. You'll want to clear out your shoe rack, and just say 'Ahhhh'! Those overused, under-appreciated legs will thank you with a fun spring in your step!" —Raven

    Get them from Amazon for $105.95+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in black, white, and brown).

    9. Leather sneakers you can pair with literally everything. Jeans? Yep! A midi skirt? Oh yeah! A fancy dress? You betcha!

    FitFlop

    Promising review: "This is my third time buying FitFlop sneakers! I absolutely love them. I always used to think they were old-fashioned years ago, but now they have come up with hundreds of new trendy designs. I love them. They are the most comfortable shoes to wear. I would recommend you give them a try. You won't be disappointed!" —Tazz

    Get them from FitFlop for $100 (available in sizes 5-11 and in five colors).

    10. A slip-on pair that'll put a wrap on any feelings about wearing uncomfortable shoes ever again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These shoes are adorable. They're true to the color shown. I ordered a 6.5, which is my regular shoe size, and they seem to me to fit true to size. They're super comfortable, don't pinch anywhere, and slide on and off easily. I love them. I will probably order every color available!" —A. Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 6-10.5 and in pink, black, and gray).

    11. Lace-up sneakers with a padded footbed because your feet deserve as much support as you do!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was inherently skeptical given the price of these. But I wanted something quick, easy, and in style. These totally fit the bill! Sure, they could be better quality, but that’s not what you pay for. I wore these all over Europe and back for 10 days straight, and they were very comfy and held up very well!" —Margie

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in eight colors and styles).

    12. A pair of lightweight wool sneakers so comfy you might take the long way to work just to wear these more.

    Dr. Scholl's

    The moisture-wicking wool-fabric allows the skin to breathe naturally, so your feet will always be a comfortable temperature. The shoes are also washable and fuzzy to the touch.

    Promising review: "I put the Freestep through a major test. I have problematic feet, and I bought these shoes on a whim for a trip to NYC. I walked over 10 miles in them. I was shocked because I didn't have to break them in! I've never written a review, but these shoes are definitely worthy. The fit is true to size, and they go with almost any outfit! If you're on the fence, get them." —Freestep

    Get them from Nordstrom for $39.90+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in four colors) or from Dr. Scholl's for $39.95 (available in sizes 6-11 and in seven colors).

    13. Velvet sneakers you'll have no prob-llama wearing every single day — just imagine these lil' guys cheering you on as you crush whatever the day throws your way!

    Soludos

    Promising review: "These are the most adorable and comfortable shoes. I wore them all day and multiple people stopped to ask where I got them. They're a great conversation starter." —Rosamaria Pedone

    Get them from Amazon for $77.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and in navy and red).

    14. A pair of high-quality sneaks that are a better investment than the stock market right now because they'll last you for years and years.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I'm very happy with these. I couldn't believe how light they are. They were also super comfortable from the start. I have a standing desk, and these are perfect. Somehow they provide just enough support. They're also great for casual walks. They don't look like typical athletic shoes, so I can wear them at the office without feeling too casual. I highly recommend. I will probably buy another pair. I usually size up in athletic sneakers to a 9, but I'm glad I ordered an 8.5 because they are plenty roomy. Order your dress shoe size!" —jerseyJD

    Get them from Amazon for $38.01+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 24 colors and styles).

    15. Some splurge-worthy low-top sneakers for anyone who takes their shoe shopping seriously.

    Greats

    Promising review: "Although a bit pricey, these are definitely worth it. I've seen and tried comparable shoes, but the quality, material, and design of this shoe are far more superior. Also, these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had!" —MajorShopaholic

    Get them from Nordstrom for $169+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in six colors) or from Greats for $179 (available in sizes 6-10 and in eight colors).

    These are also our BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best high-end everyday sneaker!

    16. Superga sneakers that Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing on more than one occasion. If they're good enough for the future queen, they're def good enough for you to rock all the time.

    Superga USA / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "OMG. I absolutely love these shoes. I wear them absolutely every day. Mine are super worn out, but I think that just comes with time. BTW, I originally cross-laced them, but that was a big mistake. It hurt my toes a lot. Lace your shoes like the picture — it alleviates pressure in the toe area. I keep my laces loose so I can just slip them on and off." —Erin Menninger

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in sizes 5.5-11.5 and in six colors).

    17. A pair of retro kicks to take you back to 1999 with Charlie XCX and the good ol' days.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these shoes. I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to a great shoe. I am a nurse and need exceptional shoes. I HIGHLY recommend these ones. I will be ordering more (once they stock more in my size — I wear a 5). I have a small, narrow foot, and these fit beautifully." —Mary Kennedy

    Get them from Amazon for $24.03+ (available in sizes 5-12, 5-12W, and in 46 colors).

    18. A lightweight pair so chic you can wear them to work and your boss won't even notice you're not wearing those uncomfortable shoes you always force yourself into at the office.

    UGG

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shoes. They're super comfy, lightweight, and supportive. I wore them all over Italy and my feet never hurt, and I have plantar fasciitis! I have them in three colors, that’s how much I love these shoe. I’m always a size 10, but in this shoe, I only needed a 9 1/2. I highly recommend." —KBSTL

    Get them from Nordstrom for $139.95 or Ugg for $140 (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    19. A pair of breathable sport shoes you can wear all weekend long as you run every errand you put off during the week. That's what Saturday and Sunday are for, right?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have never been compelled to write a review, but these shoes are soooo beautiful!!! I got the pink and gold and they are comfy and pretty. I cannot keep count on the total strangers on the street stopping me and saying how much they love my shoes and asking me where I got them!!! This price is amazing, and I truly can say I got bang for my buck! True to size, I'm an 8 and ordered the 8 and they fit perfect." —Dora M.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.29+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 17 colors and styles).

    20. A leopard-print pair of kicks that'll work for every season — they're basically a neutral!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these! They're so cute on! I had been eyeing these shoes for a while and actually found them at a local boutique (where they were double the price). I tried them on there for reference, and I am normally a true 9, and but I went down half a size in them. Shipping was faster then expected as well." —Kaylee Leckington

    Get them from Amazon for $52.19+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in four colors).

    21. An embroidered floral sneaker you need, because read my tulips: THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.

    Keds / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "These are the coolest shoes! I get a ton of compliments every time I wear them. They are super comfortable and very stylish. I love them and will be buying more Keds!" —Emilie58

    Get them from Nordstrom Rack or Keds for $39.97 (available in sizes 5-11).

    22. A wedge sneaker for when you want a little lift minus all the fuss (and pain) of real heels.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love everything about this shoes. They were comfortable the first time I wore them, no breaking in needed. I walked quite a bit the first time I wore them. They go with just about everything. And when it comes time to need another pair, I’ll buy this exact same pair!" —Judi P

    Get them from Amazon for $66.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in four colors).

    23. A pair with fringe that will eliminate the tassel of breaking in shoes. Take these out of the box and they're good to go!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wear these shoes all of the time. I usually wear an 8, which is what I got, and they are very comfortable. I would've probably been ok going down a half size as well. I plan on getting these in every color." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $55.05+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in black, white and leopard).

    24. A pair of trainers you could wear to work out (or, you know, just to let people *think* you worked out).

    Free People

    Get them from Free People for $200 (available in sizes 6-8.5, 9.5-10, and in pink and navy).

    25. A high-end pair that look chic and will feel heavenly on your feet, even if you have foot problems.

    ECCO Shoes / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I have foot problems. I had surgery on my foot in January. That being said, I was worried about a trip to Arizona in May. But there was no need. I wore these shoes every day, all day with a lot of walking. They're cute, comfortable, and are very supportive. I highly recommend them." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $57.33+ (available in EU sizes 35-43 and in 14 colors).

    26. And a sock sneaker, so you can pretend to be a Kardashian even without a Karadashian salary. (They make how much per Instagram post?!)

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are very stylish and very cute! I honestly didn't know what to expect when I made this purchase. It's all about style for me, and I personally like the look of this sock sneaker. My shoe size ranges from a 9-10, but as advised by the reviews to size down, I decided to go with a 9, and the fit is perfect. It's a very comfortable shoe to walk around the city, however not enough support to wear to the gym. The ultimate test for me will be travel wearability and flexible packing. This sneaker is incredibly lightweight and yes, I'm going to say it again, extremely comfortable. I'm very happy with my purchase." —Ms. Misha

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in five colors).

    I'm addicted to buying shoes, and 100% okay with it!

    Sirens Media

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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