In this world, there are a few items that are as coveted as the Holy Grail: an amazing apartment in the perfect neighborhood, a significant other who shares your taste in both Netflix and Seamless, and a pair of heels that magically manage to be both incredibly chic and insanely comfortable. While we can’t do much to help you with the first two items on that list, the Barneys team is coming to the rescue with their selections of shoes that will not only up your style game, but also make your feet happy while doing so. Check out their picks for comfortable heels that will have your feet thanking you.

Andrea Brooks Tocco, Senior Executive Buyer, Women’s Shoes

BARNEYS NEW YORK Arya Wedge Espadrilles

“I may be a bit biased, but I love the shoes that Barneys makes. These espadrilles are not only so adorable for spring and summer, but they also are so comfortable that I never want to take them off!”


Bettina O’Neill, VP/DMM Cosmetics

BARNEYS NEW YORK Cut-out Ella Ankle Boots

“These boots are the only heels that I can wear all day, every day. I have them in almost every color—at least 6 pairs. The footwear team has literally nicknamed this boot the ‘Bettina boot!’ The open toe and soft leather, along with the perfectly pitched heel, allows for true comfort.”


Tomoko Ogura, Senior Fashion Director

BARNEYS NEW YORK Nataly Point-Toe Pump

“Everyone in the office would tease me for being included in this, as I wear heels maybe once every fashion week. But I do find our Barneys New York pump a comfortable option for feet that are not used to being in heels.”


Wanda Colon, VP/DMM Men’s

DRIES VAN NOTEN Beaded Ankle-Strap Sandals

“My idea of a comfortable high heel is a flat! However, I do love a block heel, which is a great alternative for those of us who are ‘high-heel shy.’ I am particularly in love with Dries Van Noten’s beaded ankle strap sandal, a perfect marriage of height and comfort.”


Jennifer Sunwoo, EVP/GMM Women’s

MANOLO BLAHNIK Chaos Ankle-Strap Sandals

“My toes have been covered by Manolo BB’s all season long, but now that it’s finally warm out, I’m ready for some sandals. These floral-printed Chaos sandals are not only extremely comfortable, but will add a touch of spring to my monochromatic wardrobe.”


Daniella Vitale, COO/SEVP

GIANVITO ROSSI Braided-Strap Sandals

“My absolute favorite shoes of the season are the Gianvito Rossi sandals that he made exclusively for us. They are the colors of the season and sexy, but super comfortable—I wore them on a recent whirlwind of a trip to the West Coast and they were great all day long.”


Marissa Rosenblum, Editorial Director

BARNEYS NEW YORK Double-Band Slingback Sandals

“Since I rarely wear high-heels unless I have a party to attend, my tolerance for them is close to non-existent. Instead, I love a good low chunky heel for a little extra lift without the side effect of complaining to anyone within earshot. This pair of pretty silver slingbacks not only has a stacked 2″ heel, it also has a strap that goes across your instep to hold the shoe comfortably in place on your foot. No summer strap scratching!”


Melissa Gallagher, VP/DMM Men’s Footwear and Accessories

VALENTINO Rockstud Caged Pumps

“I love Valentino, and these Rockstud caged pumps are comfortable and great for both warm or cool weather. With the 65mm heel, I can walk anywhere I need in comfort, and the signature studs make them very versatile.”


Sarah Blair, SVP/DMM Women’s Accessories and Shoes

MANOLO BLAHNIK Embellished Ming Gladiator Sandals

“These Manolos are the perfect summer sandals for any locale from the city to the beach. Polished and chic but still super comfortable.”


Tomm Miller, Vice President, Marketing

SERGIO ROSSI Pelle Royal Point-Toe Pump

“My Sergio Rossi pumps are so comfortable and chic that I own them in three colors. I stomp around New York City for 8+ hours a day, from my morning commute to dinner after work with friends.”


Rebecca Jobo, SVP/GM Madison Avenue Flagship

GIANVITO ROSSI Strappy Lace-Up Sandals

“The stacked heel of these Gianvito Rossi sandals allows me to move comfortably, and the strappy lace-up keeps me in fashion. I bought them in both colors.”


Anna Deutsch, Senior Fashion Editor


ROBERT CLERGERIE Tessa Slingback Sandals

“As my hemline comes up a bit for summer, my heel height comes down, as it can feel overly dressy pairing a minidress with a sky-high heel. Instead, I love sandals like these ones, which offer just enough height to feel polished and casual at the same time.”

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