25 Heels That Are Way More Comfortable Than Flats

If you've ever owned a pair of flatsballet, loafers or even sandals—that were so painful you practically couldn't walk in them, then this story is for you. (We know your pain!) Sure, every pair of new shoes takes time to break in, and we're willing to give a grace period before we officially condemn a pair as too uncomfortable to wear. But past that point, our patience wears thinner than the bottoms of our uncomfortable soles.

In the spirit of always pursuing comfort in fashion, we've come up with a foolproof strategy to ensure your heels are consistently wearable. Here's what you need to know: When shopping, always reach for a pair with a supportive sole, thick heel and low arch. These three factors combine to make one shockingly comfortable pair of heels—and often mean the shoes are even more comfortable than flats, which provide little support.

Keep scrolling to shop the five types of heels that are more comfortable than flats!

What kind of shoes do you find most comfortable? Tell us in the comments below!  And why not check out our edit of the best ankle boots to buy now.

This post was originally published on Who What Wear U.S.