While it may seem like fashion editors care more about how shoes look than how feasible they are to walk in all day, take it from us that it’s a myth—we care about comfort just as much as style. And although we may sometimes wish that we could get away with wearing flats every single day, we frequently find ourselves reaching for heels, and more often than not, it’s our most comfortable heels that we’re reaching for.
While we Who What Wear editors all have different tastes and preferences when it comes to style, we’ve tried out a lot of shoes in our time, so we know what styles and brands are worth taking off your trusty flats for. And while we love a good wedge or platform heel, the options below are our picks of the more daring options—think stilettos, kitten heels, etc. Some events just happen to call for them, so we put together our favorites that are 100% worth investing in. Need some new stylish, walkable shoes of your own for that next night out? Keep scrolling.