Comfort Shoes

Top Brands & Where to Buy Them


Whether you're looking for comfortable athletic or dress shoes, this list contains some of the top brands in comfortable shoes for men, women, and kids -- as well as a few of the best places to buy them.
If you need help choosing a style, be sure to check out these tips for finding Comfortable Shoes.

Where to Buy Comfort Shoes Online​​

With brands like UGG Australia, Dansko, Ecco, Earth, and more, The Walking Company is one of the best places to shop for comfort footwear. For convenience, you can't beat their online shopping, but if you're lucky enough to live near one of their more than 200 retail stores, you can get the full shopping experience, complete with helpful sales people and fit specialists. (Buy Direct)​

This site is a must-see for people who want or need comfortable shoes. With brands like Arcopedico, Saucony and Easy Spirit, they also carry a huge selection of footcare and comfort products like orthotics, diabetic socks, and files for ingrown toenails. (Buy Direct)


What started as a Danish clog or the "perfect barn shoe" has since become a complete line of much-beloved footwear, with a legion of devoted fans. Offering boots, shoes, sandals, and clogs for men, women and kids, Dansko footwear is a marriage of comfort and down-to-earth styling.


  • Ecco shoes offer something that many of the other comfort brands don't - extremely trendy styling. In fact, there are several styles of Ecco shoes that you'd fall in love with even if they weren't a comfort brand. With footwear in the casual, business and outdoor categories, Ecco offers shoes for men, women & kids, and is also an extremely popular manufacturer of golf shoes.


  • With features such as arch support, raised toe bars and deep heel cups, Birkenstock shoes and sandals offer plenty of comfort enhancements, as well as being probably the most legendary shoe brand on this list. Having been a favorite among hippies in the late 1960s, in the 1970s their popularity soared, making Birkenstock a household name. Though you may think only of brown two-strap sandals when you think of Birkenstocks, their lines now include contemporary colors and styles, and are truly "feel-good" shoes.

New Balance

With an emphasis on walking shoes, the engineers at New Balance know the importance of a proper fit and offer a wide range of widths and sizes. Often recommended by podiatrists, New Balance shoes take an "endorsed by no one" stance, preferring to let their technology and comfort sell their shoes instead of paying a celebrity athlete to do it for them. Additionally, New Balance shoes are available in a variety of styles, each designed for different needs - motion control, extra support, off road, use etc. New Balance makes running, walking, tennis, cross-training and basketball shoes for men and women, and also offers a line of kids' sports shoes.

Clarks England

  • In 1965, Lance Clark drew up the design for the Wallabee, a moccasin-style shoe that has been dubbed "the world's first comfort shoe." Today, Clarks England offers a vast array of men's and women's comfort shoes - many of which are packed with enough style that you'd never know they were comfort shoes. From sandals to dress casuals, and clogs to boots. Clarks shoes are a great choice when you want to be comfortable, and stylish.

Easy Spirit

  • If you're looking for women's shoes that will see you from work to dinner, will feel good, look great and won't cost you a fortune, you definitely want to check out Easy Spirit shoes. With a full selection of women's dress, casual, and athletic shoes, Easy Spirit offers styles from trendy to elegant, and even a few that are downright funky. With heels never reaching beyond 2 inches, Easy Spirit specializes in comfortable footwear for working women, and offers sandals and boots as well. If you prefer flipping pages to clicking a mouse, you can also request a free catalog from their web site.


  • Mephisto strives to produce the finest shoes in the world -- according to their growing number of loyal supporters, they are doing a great job of achieving their goal. With all the urban edginess you can handle, each pair of Mephisto shoes is handled by over 90 people during the course of it's creation. They are a bit pricey, but their use of the finest materials and techniques available, allow for years of wear and extreme comfort.


  • Born shoes are a treat to look at and to wear. With artistic styling, superior craftsmanship, attention to comfort, Born shoes are a unique, stylish choice in comfort shoes. When you look at a pair Born shoes, you can actually see the quality -- and, when you put a pair on, you can feel it. Featuring hand-sewn construction, and shock-absorbing foam, Born offers sandals, boots and shoes for women and men.

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